Questions tagged [f-150]

A Ford pick-up, commonly referred to as a 1/2 ton.

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Knocking valve sound after gasket replacement

I changed the intake gaskets top and bottom along with valve cover gaskets on my Ford F-150. After I finished it was hard getting started but I finally got it started and now it sounds like the valves ...
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My 05 F150 engine knocking

Drove it - reached destination and started knocking - NO oil on dipstick. Put in 5 quarts of oil - ran fine until reached next destination - started knocking again - oil was present this time - drove ...
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Pickup runs only with the ground wire removed

My 2006 Ford F150 would not start and the lights flashed in the dash when I tried to start it. I removed the starter which is only 4 months old, it bench tested as perfect. I removed the battery ...
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Drivetrain stuttering on 2001 F-150 automatic

I have a 2001 F-150 with what I believe to be the 4R70W transmission. It's a 4 speed automatic with the 4.6L engine. The past two times I have driven it I have gotten a massive shaking and stuttering ...
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Heater only blowing cold air

I have a 1997 F150 with a 4.2L engine. The engine warms to a normal operating temp. Blower motor is fine. No matter where the AC/Heater control switch is turned to I only get cold air. Im thinking the ...
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Antifreeze in my engine, and now it's making a ticking noise

I changed a busted intake out, also changed the plugs. Some old antifreeze get in the plug holes when I pulled the plugs. I have reassembled the car, but it runs bad and has a ticking noise. ...
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Starter issues on ford f150

i have replaced my starter 2 times in my 99 f150 4.2. Smoke came from the starter the first time. Now the starter just spins
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How can I remove a broken plastic piece from a coolant box?

A little piece attached to a hose broke inside some coolant box Related question. The thing is plastic and the box is metal, I have seeing some questions and videos on how to remove headless bolts and ...
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Ford F150 XL - is there a hack for the radio?

I just purchased a 2018 Ford F150 XL crew cab. The radio is driving me insane. For example I can't play another directory of MP3s - while driving. For an 1 1/2 commute this is aggravating. I ...
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Heater will blow warm air then go to cold

I have an 01 Ford f150 with the 5.4 Triton, my heater has worked good untill a few days ago, at operating temp the heater will blow hot air but if I change it from defrost to anything eles or turn it ...
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97 f150 4.6L Heater problem!

In August, I replaced my heater core after a few yrs of it being out. Engine would get to normal operating temp and heater would blow warm/hot. Then slowly, the temp gauge would drop to cold, heater ...
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Remove and replace 5.4 liter motor on 2007 F 150

Wondered if any one can give an idea of how many hours, by flat rate manual , are allowed for removal and replacement of complete engine assy?
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High pitched noise from engine bay at high RPM

I have a 2001 Ford F-150 with the 4.6L modular V8 engine. This morning I noticed it was making a high pitched noise when accelerating hard. This is audible in the cab of the pickup truck. Upon further ...
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1999 ford f150 4x4 extended cab...bogged down moving rpms and misfiring

I have a 1999 ford f150 4x4 and i have been having issues with hesitation When i accelerate. I took it to have codes read and it said that 7 n 8 are misfiring and and something like FBR..FDR......
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09 ford f-150 misfire cyl.5 and 7 only has spark and pulse only went is hot

this hapen after drive the truck for 10 to 20 minutes went stop star misfire at idle only 5 and 7 cyl. has spark and injector pulse if i race the rpm couple time the engine star run normal again
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Inspection Not Ready ( 02, 02 heater, cat)

2006 Ford F150 Battery was unplugged before car was purchased. I bought it and put 300+ miles on it and still see those 3 sensors not ready. No codes. Replace all 02 sensors? Diagnose with mech for ...
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What is this thing called and what is the correct hose order f150?

A few months ago this little box started leaking coolant (the green stuff), i took it to the mechanic to repair, charge me for it but apparently did nothing because continue leaking (just a few drops ...
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Overheating F150, clogged radiator or air pocket?

2011 Ford F150, 5.0 I've had issues with the truck overheating after about 20 minutes of driving. It seems to get up to normal temp pretty quick, hold and then the temp spikes to overheat. I pull off ...
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Transmission fluid shows to be over full and trans is slipping

I have a 2005 Ford F150. The transmission starting having problems shifting today. When I checked the fluid, it shows to be way over full on the dipstick. I have not added any fluid since I have owned ...
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97 f 150 headlight problem

97 Ford f 150 Headlights High beams are low beams and low beams are high beams neither are very bright. Checked bulb in truck and it's a 9004 looked up what it calls for and it says 9007. Would this ...
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Loose steering over anything rough

I have a 2011 Ford F-150, and since we bought a year ago it's always felt somewhat unstable over uneven pavement. The truck tracks straight on the highway, doesn't have any vibration, but anytime I ...
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2010 Ford F-150 4.6 3 valve modular motor indicating overheating

I have a 2010 F-150 4.6L V8 3 valve truck. It has about 130,000 miles on it. Last time I drove it as I pulled into my driveway the temperature gauge on the dash was totally pegged out. It seems this ...
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Hum noise after letting go of the accelerator

2001 Ford F-150 250k miles 4.6L 4x4 When I'm on the highway going about 70 and do a "quick release" of the accelerator, the truck makes an audible hum that lasts for about a half a second. Wondering ...
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2004 f150 4x4 causes for errant hi temp reading

Recent engine replacement & transmission overhaul Have replaced thermostat & coolant with no effect Will return to normal reading after only 10 second shutdown
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2001 f150 suspension package

Just replaced the suspension package on a 2001 F150. OEM parts. The issue I'm having is that when I go above 50mph and hit a bump/pot hole, there's a significant amount of jarring that occurs. ...
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How do I diagnose a blinking overdrive off light on a 2001 Ford F-150 with 4R70W transmission?

Today the "OFF" light on the transmission shifter starting blinking on my 2001 Ford F-150. It is the 4.6L with a 4R70W transmission. I pulled the codes but all I found was "Evap system inoperative" ...
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Truck burning through a lot of gas

Vehicle Information: 2006 Ford F150 4WD with the 5.4L Problem: On the way to work I noticed that the truck was "burning" a lot of gas. As I drove, (at a normal speed - 60 mph) I noticed that the ...
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Putting overhead interior light cover back on-08 Ford F150

I was needing help on how to put cover back on interior overhead light on 08 Ford F-150.
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Steering wheel became tight but Power steering pump not making noise

Recently my 2010 f150 xlt 4.6 truck steering wheel became tight at time but at other times it turns normal. The power steering pump isn't making a noise, has fluid and the belt isn't loose I cant ...
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Truck died at light but started again once facing downhill

I bought a 92 Ford F-150 with a 351 in it. The truck set for about a year. I mean the guy started it up every now and again but hardly ever drove it. I was taking my girlfriend to work. I pulled up to ...
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Is it ok to change solid drive shaft to a compression

Im changing my drive shaft on my 95 f150 and it has a solid shaft the parts store only as compression shafts is that ok or do i need to have one made
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Clearing an obd 1 check engine light

I have a 1994 F-150 that threw a check engine light for my evap canister. I replaced the part and adjacent vacuum hose but I can't get the code to reset. My scanner does not have a code reset button ...
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Truck will not budge 06 f150

So this week end I changed my brakes. Flex lines, caliper, rotors and pads in the front and rotors and pads in the back. I greased all moving parts where they should be, gravity bled my brakes making ...
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My 99 F150 RWD has the P0171 code for its running lean any idea where to start

I got the tool to see why my engine light is on and is running lean. It returns a P0171 code. Any idea where to start diagnosing this?
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F150 blew out Dorman plug patch kit, safe to drive?

I have a 2005 F-150 STX (4.6L Triton) in which the spark plug in cylinder 3 blew out. I hired a mechanic to install a patch kit (he used the Dorman Help! Kit) and that kit itself also blew out of the ...
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2007 Ford f150 unlock/lock button

I have not had this truck long I bought it a couple of weeks ago and the driver side unlock buttons work for the driver side only but the lock button works for both sides. I can only unlock the ...
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Just purchased a "rebuilt" transmission. Do these bearings look new to you?

Clearly the locking nuts have been reused (which IMO is bad practice, also the stake is in the different location which may indicate the torque is wrong) but to me the bearings look used. They are ...
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2001 F150 4.2 V6 knocking noise

I have a loud knocking noise in my engine. It stopped for awhile but is back. I just replaced the heads and all gaskets, due to overheating. Now have it back together and it's knocking still. It keeps ...