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#626 of 1265 Wrong Radiator Indeed
Mar 24, 2001 (9:10 pm)
I purchased the Class III towing package on my 2001 Screw Lariat with 5.4 I engine. Indeed I have the 1.02 inch radiator instead of the heavier 1.42 inch one row radiator. I told my service manager about it last week and gave him copies of the discussions going on in the f150.online bulletin board about the subject. I expect to hear back this week from him. I am not aware of one owner who has come forward yet to say that they received the heavy duty cooling that is advertised by ford for the class III package. Sounds like class III action lawsuit if we all payed for Heavy Duty Cooling as advertised only to get the same radiator size found in Screws or f150's without class III towing package. Will keep you posted on my experience. Love my Screw but really want to get this radiator issue resolved.
Mar 25, 2001 (2:03 pm)
how can you tell if you got the right radiator? does measuring it actually work. or is there somewhere on the radaitor that says what size it is supposed to be? thanks...
#628 of 1265 wrong radiator
Mar 25, 2001 (5:11 pm)
check your radiator at the cooling fins. If the cooling fins measure 1" and you paid for the class III tow group, you've got the wrong rad.Do not measure the tank (side) just the cooling fin area. Also, there might be a sticker with a part # on it on the side of the tank. If it reads XL3H A
you got the wrong one. Refer to f150online.com and go to the message board on the left. You can look in the threads engine or
supercrew...these are for all f150's from 99-01.I believe V8's only. All of Ford's print and internet info still list the larger rad. as what's incl. in the tow group. Unfortunately that's not what they're installing...
#629 of 1265 Radiator
Mar 26, 2001 (5:56 am)
I also have the class III towing package. I measured the radiator and it was about 1". There is a sticker on the side that reads IL3H-19710-AA. However, right in front of that radiator is another one the exact same size. And I'm not talking about the oil and transmission cooling radiators. I'd have to remove the black plastic cover (over the radiators) to get a better look.
#630 of 1265 Towing Question
Mar 26, 2001 (2:51 pm)
I am renting a F-150 Screw this weekend to haul some mulch and dirt for spring planting and to tow.
I want to help a friend out by towing his boat to a new ocean slip. I wanted the F150 because I think they have a notch in the bumper to put a 2" tow ball on the bumper. Does anyone know if this is still the case and if so what is the weight limit for the bumper bal moutn? I heard 5k lbs, but just want to double check. Would I better off renting the reg. bed F150? Thanks!
#631 of 1265 Radiator Cont.
Mar 26, 2001 (6:37 pm)
In response to mbrim. You will see a Auxiliary tranny cooler, oil cooler and air conditoner cooler
in addition to your radiator. That part number you quote does not ring a bell.
#632 of 1265 Warranty Info
Mar 26, 2001 (6:43 pm)
Who out there has pruchased an extended warranty from Ford? Anyone get one not from Ford? I'd sleep a bit better know that I had a $0 deductable warranty through 6 years/75,000 miles but I don't know what Ford charges and the sites I've found on the internet want about $950 for something like that.
Anyone have comments?
One other thing. I'm getting ready to order a 2001 4X2 SCrew XLT. Can I get 17" rims and tires? The Kelley Blue Book list of options says yes after July of last year, but the dealer I talked with today doesn't think so.
Mar 26, 2001 (10:35 pm)
go to ford.com and build a truck and see if you can specify 17 inchers...
#634 of 1265 Alignment problems???
Mar 27, 2001 (6:53 am)
I have a 01 screw lariat with 5K miles. It went into the shop today for the forth time. It pulls to the left. The dealer has replaced a couple of parts (not sure what they were) and aligned it but it still pulls to the left. It is most noticible in the left lane on the freeway. Just wondering it anyone has had this problem and if so what they did to fix it.
#635 of 1265 RE: 17" rims/wheels on 2WD XLT SC
Mar 27, 2001 (6:59 am)
I did just that and it forced me to upgrade to one of the special editions (Lariat, etc.). But, it is listed as an option on the 2WD XLT price sheets (option T55) for $275 retail.
Who knows for sure... Anyone ever contact the factory and ask them directly?