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#1155 of 2180 Loose Front Panel of Bed
May 23, 2005 (9:36 am)
I have a 2001 F150 Supercrew with a hard tonneau cover that hinges on the front panel of the bed (aftermarket, but in place when I bought it from the Ford dealership).
The front wall of the bed has come loose in the upper left corner, and moves back and forth allowing the cover to hit the window molding. The Ford dealership has said it is because of the weight of the tonneau cover. I am out of warranty, and they won't cover anyway since the cover was aftermarket.
Any comments, or ideas how to fix this and keep it from reoccuring?
May 23, 2005 (3:43 pm)
Hi, anyone used wider tires on factory rims, mine are 18 inches, tires are 265/60/18, was planning for 285/60/18 but was not sure if someone has tried it...
04 Spcrw 4X2 5.4L (Lariat)
#1157 of 2180 F250 4x4 Diesel Hard Start.
May 24, 2005 (2:59 pm)
To kcram and tallyho. I have the same problem with my 2001 F250 4X4 7.3 Diesel. It is difficult to start in the cold weather. If I plug it in overnight it is OK. When the temp is at or below 32 deg. it acts like it if flooded. If I leave it sit for a while (20 mts) it did start and blew smoke untill it setteled down and then ran fine.The dealer cheked the batteries and said they were ok then said the starter was bad. With a new starter and a $475.00 bill the problem happened again two or three times. Needless to say I aint going back there again.. The weather warmed up and I have not had the problem since I expect I will have the problem again come cold weather time.
Have you solved your problem yet? What was the temperature when you had your problem trying to start your Diesel.? Would Ford Motor Company be smart enough to answer this question.?
#1158 of 2180 Re: F250 4x4 Diesel Hard Start. [path2]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
May 24, 2005 (4:55 pm)
Path, if your batteries are ok, starter is new, and alternator has the right juice, you may have a glow plug problem (and the dealer should have checked for this). Trying to start a diesel with just one bad glow plug will be like trying to start a gasoline engine with one bad spark plug.
kcram - Pickups Host
#1159 of 2180 1991 f150 common problems...i need to know??
May 24, 2005 (8:48 pm)
hey everyone im new in here.....i just bought a 1991 f-150 with a 5.8 engine..and i was wondering what the common problems were on these trucks...i am having the valve cover gaskets replaced tomorrow along with the thermostat housing gasket..while the valve covers are off are there any other things i should do??clean the throttle body or intake??are there any common egr problems??
i have read a little bit about somee screen on the back side of the block that gets clogged...if anyone knows anything any help will be greatly appreciated...thank you!!!!!
#1160 of 2180 05 F150 Paint Problems
May 25, 2005 (8:48 am)
I have a New 2005 F150 Lariat with less than 1000 miles & garage keep.
I recently found 7 Paint Blemishes, some as big as 7”x14" that can only be seen in certain lighting conditions.
My Ford dealership has acknowledged that there is a problem and is willing to paint the effected areas under Warranty.
Questions: Should I agree to have the work done?
Should I insist they paint the whole Truck?
Since the Dealership say this was a Factory created condition, Should I try to get Ford to replace my truck?
Has anyone had a similar problem?, How was it resolved?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks in Advance, Jkw
#1161 of 2180 Re: 05 F150 Paint Problems [jkw]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
May 25, 2005 (4:31 pm)
At 1000 miles, the truck is new enough that a full repaint is not really necessary, but do insist on repaint of the entire body panel where a blemish exists... for example, if there is a 4-inch blemish on the bed side, have the entire bed side repainted.
kcram - Pickups Host
May 25, 2005 (4:54 pm)
to the diesels between glow plugs or the relay and 1 other thing change the oil every 3,000 miles with good oil.
the paint problem hey if a body shop fixes the spots or how ever be happy no they will not replace the truck due to paint and will prob just fix spots or a whole body panel(repainted).
to any and all with vibration type concerns stop complaining on here, be polite and give the dealer all possible info, ford and the dealer will fix it stop crying here about lemon law .
it is no wander toyota is taking over as the biggest seller in usa .their parts fo their cars cost more than the same thing on a ford ,so go by a toyota and i'll keep driving a real truck that drives like a TRUCK with all the shakes and vibrations
peace out gbnf