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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1674 of 2180 Re: need steering help on 72 ford pickup [texvet]
Nov 14, 2005 (9:21 pm)
Hi texvet im new to this site however I own a 72 F-250 2wd the steering can be a number of things but the first thing to check is the rag joint between the steering box and your steering shaft they are of a rubber and cord type material and wear fast especialy if engine fluids leak on it, it will soften the rubber and cause alot of play in steering brake fluid is real bad on it. They are easy to replace I have replaced mine three times in eight years that i have been driving it this is a common thing for theses old trucks, the gear box can wear out too after all its only 34 yrs old it doesn,t owe you a thing. My truck is in very good cond,t was a daily driver until this fall now its going into storage for the first time in 34 yrs for the winter, as i now have over 10k invested in it. Its days of work are over now it gets to play in nice weather only, besides i cant afford the gas for it as a work truck it only gets 7mpg idling with 110 octane built up 390cid. I now own a 1996 F-150 4x4 for work. Let me know what you discover about this steering thing. I have a wealth of knowledge about 67-72 trucks and reasonable amount of parts a sources for them. Tim
#1675 of 2180 Trouble removing front rotors
Nov 14, 2005 (11:20 pm)
I am trying to replace front brakes & rotors on a '96 F-150 XL. Problem is that both rotors are stuck, and not wanting to budge. I have already purchased new rotors, and am not really trying to salvage any part of the old ones so not too worried about how many pieces they come off in. Any ideas or suggestions??? Thanks!
#1676 of 2180 Re: Idle questions.. [mac24]
Nov 15, 2005 (9:56 pm)
Thanks for the info Mac24. This is with everything off..first start of the day...any advice on the idle noise..also my dipstick is impossible to read accuratly. I am begining to get worried about having to much oil in the truck. Reads the same wther I add 3 quarts or remove...
#1677 of 2180 Re: Trouble removing front rotors [cincifordman]
Nov 16, 2005 (4:36 am)
Is it a 2wd or 4wd? With 2wd you've got to remove the dust cap on the rotor, pull the cotter pin, and take the big nut off of the axle. Then pull on the rotor - the front bearing should pop out and then you can pull the rotor off.
I'm not sure on the particulars for 4wd front end. I assuming you've got to remove the front hub and bearing assemblies before you can remove the rotor. Pick up a Haynes or similar manual for your truck to see the details for a brake job.
Are you planning on replacing or just cleaning and repacking the wheel bearings?
#1678 of 2180 Re: 1992 F-150 Rear...Vibrations?????? [ridgedon]
Nov 16, 2005 (7:03 am)
Well I found what the vibration was. After tearing the rear apart I found a spider gear assmbly, side gear was worn. Why??? Not sure so i just installed a "new" rear and problem is gone. The drive shaft may be bent but most if not all vibration is gone. Thanks for the replys
#1679 of 2180 Re: Idle questions.. [f250guy]
Nov 16, 2005 (7:30 am)
The 6.0 has a whole bunch of interesting 'characteristics' and the idle may be one of them. There's another forum with a fairly obvious name that I'm not allowed to mention here, that has a section devoted to the 6.0.
As for the oil level, there's only one way to be sure, and that's to drain the existing oil and refill with exactly the specified amount. Then check the dipstick to see, and if necessary mark, the level at which that amount rises to.
#1680 of 2180 Re: headliner [warriorcoach]
Nov 16, 2005 (10:52 am)
So has anyone had any luck with their dealer fixing either the clunk on take-off or the headliner rattle? It sounds to me like these are probably design defects that Ford must be getting a lot of complaints about.
Has anyone had their dealer acknowledge the clunk problem and say that Ford has issued a "dealer advisory" or anything?
I haven't taken my '05 SCREW in for the clunk yet but I don't intend to accept "it's normal" or "there is no fix" for an answer. At the very least I plan on demanding an extended drive train warranty. We'll see what happens.
#1681 of 2180 2002 f150 and the anti theft device
Nov 16, 2005 (3:05 pm)
I have a 2002 f150 supercrew and every other week the truck wont start, it cranks fine but just wont start? I did notice that the "anti theft" light continually flashes. It has done this 4 times in the past and each time after a long period of inactivity (6hrs or so) it will start. The dealer claims they cant help me unless I bring it in in a failed state. Can anyone help me with this?
#1682 of 2180 Re: 1994 FORD PICK-UP - STRANGE PROBLEMS [8wildhorses]
Nov 17, 2005 (4:51 am)
Try taking off the negative battery terminal cable for a couple of minutes and then put it back on. The computer gets whacky sometimes and this may reset it. It worked for me with the same problem.
#1683 of 2180 Re: F150 very engine runs rough when driving-smooths out at accel or downshift. [kross]
Nov 17, 2005 (7:59 pm)
Have you tried a tune-up? Plugs, wires, cap & rotor, cleaning throttle body of coking etc.