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#1735 of 2180 1998 F-150 ABS improper actuation
Dec 04, 2005 (3:51 pm)
My 1998 F-150 Lariat ABS system began malfunctioning immediately after I replaced the left front brake caliper with a rebuilt and installed new bendix brake pads and bendix rotors. I have the 5.4 L engine with 72,000 miles. I believe I bled the system properly. The problem is that as I coming to a slow stop and am nearly stopped the ABS frquently actuates unexpectedly causing the truck to roll forward a foot or two further than I intended. This could cause an unsafe situation so I disconnected the fuse to disable ABS. My local independent garage could find no code called out. I have not yet visited a Ford dealer as I think they may have to spend a great deal of time on this. I hoped to solve the problem myself. Does anyone have any experience with this problem.
#1736 of 2180 2002 Ford Ranger 4x4 4.0 liter 6 cylinder
Dec 05, 2005 (5:03 pm)
I just recently purchased a 2002 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab with the 4.0 liter/6cylinder engine with 95,000 km (Canada). The problem is I only get 250 km (150 miles) per tank of gas, is this normal? I called a Ford dealer and they say yes it is! This doesn't even meet the low end of their spec of 12mpg.
I'll go broke keeping this thing filled with gas. Any suggestions????
#1737 of 2180 Re: 2002 Ford Ranger 4x4 4.0 liter 6 cylinder [semac]
Dec 05, 2005 (6:10 pm)
Saying you get 150 miles per tank doesn't really mean much, especially if the fuel gauge indicates empty while there's several gallons left.
You need to calculate your mpg by comparing miles driven and gallons used. Make sure you measure it over several tank fills, and if possible check the accuracy of the odometer with a GPS.
#1738 of 2180 1995 302 V-8 Leaking Anti Freeze
Dec 05, 2005 (7:46 pm)
My '95 Club Wagon with a 302 V-8 has an coolant leak.I am having a hard time detecting the source of the leak. I replaced the water pump about 40,000 miles ago; and have 155,000 miles on it now. The weap hole on the water pump shows no sign of leakage. All of the hoses look good. Any suggestions?
#1739 of 2180 Re: 1995 302 V-8 Leaking Anti Freeze [95clubwagon]
Dec 05, 2005 (8:16 pm)
Leaking head gasket pressurizing the cooling system and causing coolant loss via the pressure cap?
#1740 of 2180 Re: 1995 302 V-8 Leaking Anti Freeze [95clubwagon]
Dec 06, 2005 (7:09 am)
Get underneath and check below the back of the LH head (driver side). Mine had a slow leak that went undetected for a long time because the fluid hits a hot spot and evaporates before it hits the ground. I think the gasket between the intake manifold and the head is the problem one.
#1741 of 2180 F250 Diesel relays start clicking when bat. is connected.
Dec 06, 2005 (12:34 pm)
Hi, I have a 1997 F250 Powerstroke truck. All was fine until I removed the right battery. It was out for about four days. I did nothing with the truck during this time. When I put the battery back in three or four relays (left side of dash on top and under the hood in front of the brake cylinder)will click away for roughly ten seconds then stop. This will always start again when I try to start it. Turning the key to the on position lights what look like the normal dash lights but nothing happens when I turn it to the crank position. I did find that the battery that was left connected in the truck was down to about five volts. After charging there was no difference. When I connect the first battery (when both are unhooked)it arcs like the lights or something are on. Everything is off. Sorry so long winded. Any help would be appreciated.
#1742 of 2180 Re: moisture in spark plug problems [galey1]
Dec 06, 2005 (4:27 pm)
I just had the same problem for the first time back in the first week of Nov. Took it to the dealership and all they could find was mosture in the coil park on # 4 cylinder. I have never had a problem with this until then. I have a 2000 f150 lariat 5.4L with 120,000 miles on it and I live in Fl with all that moisture and the age and miles on the motor you would think I would have had more trouble.
#1743 of 2180 Re: F-150 Vibration [winchel]
Dec 06, 2005 (4:40 pm)
Winchel: Thanks so much for the information pertinent to the dribble and vibration problems of my new F-150 pickup. I will inform my dealer as to this possible solution... thanks to you. Could you tell me what SEMA is?
#1744 of 2180 Re: moisture in spark plug problems [galey1]
Dec 06, 2005 (5:15 pm)
I had the same problem with my '98 4.6. I was changing plugs at 55,000 miles and found moisture in the number 4 RH plug socket (passanger side). The truck had been running OK, but had a check engine light and the code said bad wires and/or plugs. I talked to the local Ford shop and they said the moisture problem was common the 5.4's and less common on the 4.6, and that there was a fix related to the heater hose plumbing etc that hangs on the firewall above that bank of the engine. I never could locate a leak and shortly later traded it in.
Hope this helps.