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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
Oct 20, 2005 (12:01 pm)
My 1999 F-150 started indicating overheating. After driving about 5 or 10 miles the temp gauge starts going up. If you notice it soon enough, pull over and shut down everything is OK when re started after a minute or two. If you don't notice it until the gauge is at the top the engine starts missing and check engine light comes on. Checking under the hood shows no signs of the engine being hot. My Ford dealer has flushed the system and installed a new thermostat. It happens about three times a week and only if the outside temperature is below 40 dec. C. It is quite obvious that the dealer has no idea whats going on. Anyone got any info on a similar problem
#1607 of 2180 need steering help on 72 ford pickup
Oct 19, 2005 (11:56 am)
I have a 72 ford pickup, it is in very good condition except there is a lot of play in the steering wheel. Is there a way to tighten up the play and if so, how? the steering wheel turns about 6 inches before the wheels do. help--help.
#1608 of 2180 72 ford repair, loose steering.
Oct 20, 2005 (12:32 pm)
I need help ,my steering is loose in my truck. the steering wheel will move 6-7 inches before the wheels start to turn, how can i fix this problem?
#1609 of 2180 F-150 2005 supercab
Oct 21, 2005 (5:30 pm)
Still has the vibes. Dealer has tried drive shaft, balancing, new tires, shim kit and some love but no solution. Otherwise like the truck. Any suggestions? HELP...........
#1610 of 2180 Re: F-150 Vibrations [trucker3]
Oct 22, 2005 (5:50 am)
I had a 97 Dodge Ram 3500 that did this ... horribly scary! Especially when the engine mounts BROKE and the engine fell down, crushing main power line, starting a fire. Come to find out, the truck had previously been in an accident and one or two of the motor mounts were broken - thus the vibration when hitting a bump.
#1611 of 2180 Re: F-150 2005 supercab [jtelesky]
Oct 23, 2005 (2:45 pm)
So far, I haven't heard of anyone having their vibrations totally repaired. Ford doesn't have a fix for it at this time and there are plenty of us out there waiting for it.
#1612 of 2180 Re: spark plug problems [tsembo]
Oct 23, 2005 (6:00 pm)
I just had the second occurence of a plug BLOWING OUT of a Triton engine this weekend!
I can't believe FOMOCO doesn't have a recall or program to replace the defective plug housings. It seems that the housing retainer breaks from the hardening caused by the high
heat in the intake manifold. I've been a faithful FOMOCO person since I've been driving (>40yrs). Ford better get on the ball with this one (remember the explorer aka exploder) incident? I don't want to bash FORD ...but...(Fix Or Repair Daily?) If they have a problem they should issue a recall and replace the plugs..end of convo!!
#1613 of 2180 Old Ford, Loose Steering
Oct 24, 2005 (6:40 pm)
"I have a 72 ford pickup, it is in very good condition except there is a lot of play in the steering wheel. Is there a way to tighten up the play and if so, how? the steering wheel turns about 6 inches before the wheels do. help--help."
The most likely problem if you have a 4X2 is the right side inner tie rod is worn at the pitman arm. (About a $100 part plus labor)
If you have a 4X4, the most likely problem is the track bar is loose at the axle. Remove cotter pin, hold bolt with suitable wrench, tighten nut, install new cotter pin.
There may be other problems too.
#1614 of 2180 Re: 1994 FORD PICK-UP - STRANGE PROBLEMS [electraglide]
Oct 24, 2005 (8:04 pm)
I agree. Dealer once blew a fuse on my '94 f150 4x4 transmission and when it shifted, sounded like it was gonna fall off!
Check the fuses, there are a couple of areas they have the fuses on this truck.
#1615 of 2180 1992 F-150 Rear...Vibrations??????
Oct 25, 2005 (5:54 am)
Ok here's what I got. While driving the truck I get a vibration I can feel throughout the truck. I replace the u-joints..still there. The vibration is there if the truck is in gear, on or off the gass and in neutral. I jack the truck up and spin the passanger side tire and I can feel binding. Pull brake drum, rotate and still there. Remove outer wheel bearing and I can still feel the binding. If I spin the pinion gear it is smooth?? It only binds when you spin it at the passanger side axle. Any idea on what it could be? Could it be the "spider" gears? Inner bearing?