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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1230 of 2180 2004 F150 XLT Seats
Jun 16, 2005 (4:55 pm)
Overall, I would have to say that this truck is an impressive truck. But I have not driven the others, only read reviews and I have only had this one for a bit, so time will tell on the quality. But my Biggest gripe, seat design. Bump in the very lower back portion without even cranking up lumbar. Causes aches in my back. Other models don't have this or not as pronounced. Isn't this what Lumbar control is for ??
Has anyone ran across this ?? I would think that my options are to Trade for different Ford with seats more to my liking or swap these seats out. I don't even know if I can, I would need to go to Ford site to check.
#1231 of 2180 1976 F150 fuzable link problem
Jun 17, 2005 (7:58 pm)
Alright heres the problem. The fuzable link between the altenatoer and the starter relay keeps on blowing every time i hook up the battery and I have now idea how to fix it. The altenator is perfectly fine, it is brand new. And of corse so is the fuzable link everytime I put one in. Any help would do fine thanks
#1232 of 2180 Re: 2000 Ford F-150 Big Problem - Need Help [bear54]
Jun 18, 2005 (1:36 am)
Just talked to my Ford Service Mgr. He was unable to hear the popping sound my 2003 F150 FX4 was making. After about a 10 second ride along test drive he was able to hear my problem. Solution... replaced the ball joints,upper and lower control arms with only 42,000 on the truck. Now I finally feel justified for buying the extended warranty. Big $$$ for known problem. When is Ford going to step up and fix this problem....
#1233 of 2180 Re: 1976 F150 fuzable link problem [ammojeff]
Jun 18, 2005 (2:16 am)
Start disconnecting stuff before hooking up the new fusible link. Usually the regular fuses protect all of the accessories and stuff. Fusible link is there to protect the battery (and prevent a fire) in the event that something shorts out between battery and those fuses. So whats there? The battery cables, the alternator/voltage regulator, and not much else. So disconnect things, put a new link in and then start replacing them one at a time. You should be able to figure where the problem is.
#1234 of 2180 Ford Fires
Jun 18, 2005 (9:15 am)
I expect you're all aware of the issue regarding F-series, among others, catching fire due to a faulty cruise control switch on the master cylinder. The switch was fitted up until '04, when it was updated. The vehicle can catch fire at any time, while being driven or when parked. Over 16 million vehicles have the switch fitted.
Here's a link to CNNs Ford FAQs: Fire FAQs
Here's a link to one of the many Ford fire stories on CNN: FloridaFordFire
Here's a link to Ford to check if your vehicle has been recalled (they're only recalling up to 2000 at the moment): Ford Recall
#1235 of 2180 no overdrive
Jun 18, 2005 (1:52 pm)
i have a 1990 f-250 deisel 7.3 litre and I accidently had my battery hooked up backwards for a second and I think one of the fuseable links blew. I could see smoke coming from behind the battery any way. Now I have no overdrive, my tac doesn't work nor do my back-up lights. Anyone with any information would be appreciated.
#1236 of 2180 Re: shutter problem / lemon law [micomark]
Jun 19, 2005 (9:03 am)
The Ford eng came and said the problem was the parking brake, it was replaced and lasted till I took a long drive about 100 miles, Ford eng is coming back, Meanwhile the BBB said they would like to have it resoved in 40 days.
All I can say is FORD LIES about their problems, They hope if they put you off enoughyou will go away...Sorry Ford not me....
#1237 of 2180 Re: No Juice !! [hunter5]
Jun 19, 2005 (6:15 pm)
Does that have EFI? If so check the fuel pressure. Check the timing next. Pinging is usually from running too lean or an advanced timing setting. If that is ok, I would lean towards a catalytic convertor that may be partially plugged.
#1238 of 2180 Re: 1994 Ford F 350 [mwford]
Jun 19, 2005 (6:27 pm)
What you need to think about is this. How many transmissions, springs, front ends and rear ends have you seen that lasted this long. I just bought a 94 F250 gas job with 88k on it. In the last year it has had all of these things done to it. Ball joints, steering linkage, u-joints, emergency brake cables, all brake lines, all fuel lines, front calipers and rotors, radiator, heater motor, tranfer case output shaft seal, complete exhaust, transmission cooler lines, power steering pump and the brake master cylinder. Here's what it still needs. Steering box sector shaft seal, front springs sagging 1/2" causing the front end to be out of alignment and both fuel tanks leak on the top. Hopefully this will answer your question for you. Yes the motor will get 300+ miles with no problem.
#1239 of 2180 Sector shaft seal blowing out.
Jun 19, 2005 (6:32 pm)
I have a 1994 Ford F250 with power steering. The sector shaft seal was leaking on it. I replaced it and the power steering pump as it was groaning a lot. After bleeding off the air in the system and running the motor a few minutes. The new sector shaft seal literally blew out of the box. There is no groove in the box to hold the snap ring in place. Anyone experience this problem with a Ford? I put the seal back up in and put in 2 snap rings. Again it blew both of the snap rings and the seals out of the box.