Last post on Nov 26, 2006 at 9:18 PM
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Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford F-100, Truck
#1754 of 2180 Re: 1998 F-150 ABS improper actuation [fpd7]
Dec 10, 2005 (5:44 pm)
Thanks for your reply. I will look into the sensors. The interseting thing is that the ABS system worked fine until I replaced the left front caliper and front rotors. Immediately after the ABS malfunction occurred. My local garage could find no failure callout with his code reader so he recommended i see a Ford dealer. I guess that is what I must do as I am not sure how to test each sensor. Dirt may be the cause or possibly leaking brake fluid when I was replacing the caliper although i don't belive it got on the sensor. I thought I read somewhere some cars or trucks had ABS problems due to dirt affecting the sensors.
An unrelated point of interest is that last week i lost my braking due to rusted out brake lines. one would think that the materials used for brake lines should last longer than 8 years.
Thanks for you reply.
#1755 of 2180 service engine soon light
Dec 11, 2005 (5:24 am)
I have a 1999 ford diesel. the service engine soon lights
comes on. when the light is on the transmission run rought.
the computer shows a map sensor . I have changed the mat sensor. this did not solve problem. any suggestions.
#1756 of 2180 BOOST TURBO ON 7.3 POWERSTROKE
Dec 11, 2005 (9:40 pm)
CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO GET MORE BOOST BY SENDING A FAKE SIGNAL TO THE WASTE GATE ? I HAVE A 1999 F-350 7.3 POWERSTROKE
#1757 of 2180 Re: service engine soon light [lanny1]
Dec 11, 2005 (9:44 pm)
CLEAR THE COMPUTER THEN START ALL OVER. WHEN IT HAPPENS AGAIN SCAN THE COMPUTER AND SEE WHAT COME'S UP. SOME OF THE 99'S HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE OVERDRIVE IN THE TRAN'S
#1758 of 2180 1989 FORD F-150 Started--then not!
Dec 13, 2005 (4:16 pm)
My F-150 hadn't been run for several weeks. Went out to start it, started right up. Let it run for a minute or two, then went to put into reverse and it died. Put it back into Park, turned the key. "Thunk." "Thunk." The heating/cooling and radio work just fine, so the battery is all right. Cannot move it into Neutral or any other gear. The weather has been in the mid-20's at night and low 30's during the day, and there is moisture under the hood (and in the cab). Could there be some problem with moisture or is this purely electrical--starter, solenoid, etc.???? Anyone have this happen?
#1759 of 2180 Re: Ticking noise in steering column [tripicchio]
Dec 13, 2005 (6:51 pm)
I am experiencing the same problem(s). Any solutions?
#1760 of 2180 Re: 1989 FORD F-150 Started--then not! [mmoss]
Dec 13, 2005 (7:55 pm)
"The heating/cooling and radio work just fine, so the battery is all right."
Not necessarily....accessories draw a very low current so it is normal for accessories to work and the battery be too low to crank the vehicle. Try charging the battery or jump-start vehicle and have battery load tested.
#1761 of 2180 Climate Control F350 diesel
Dec 14, 2005 (3:11 pm)
I have a 1999 F-350 crew cab. I have a power stroke diesel. I am having a problem with my selecter switch. It seems to be stuck on defrost. When I move the selector switch nothing happens. I thought this system operates on vacuum. My cruise control works. Please help.
#1762 of 2180 Re: 2004 Ford F-150 SuperCab (4x4) [psewell66]
Dec 14, 2005 (7:02 pm)
I have a 2005 F250 4x4 Supercab,company truck, with manual locking hubs & coil springs. I have the same problem you have. Took it to the dealer, they changed the front stabilizer. Still had the problem. Took it back, they said I did not have enough air in the tires. I had 50# in each tire. Ford specs call for 75# in the front & 80# in the back. This makes the truck ride like a tank, but it did fix the problem. This truck is dangerous because if the air pressure ever gets low (such as 50#(& the tires don't look low at that pressure)), the pickup front end will shake violently & uncontrollably ( also veers to the left when this happens). I have been lucky so far as to not hit any on coming trafic. These pickups should be recalled. They are an accident waiting to happen. My company plans on replacing this truck in the next few days.
#1763 of 2180 Re: Climate Control F350 diesel [dansf350]
Dec 15, 2005 (9:19 am)
Defrost is the default setting if there's little or no vacuum available. Check the vacuum pump and vacuum lines, especially where they come through the firewall - they tend to get brittle and crack at that point and it's hard to see it. If you have 4x4 shift on the fly, odds are that isn't working either.