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#667 of 2180 My wife and I are narrowing
Jul 05, 2004 (7:48 pm)
down our truck choices...Dakota too small, and lumbar support in drivers seat is inadequate... highly impressed with Silverado ext cab, inflatable lumbar support in both driver and passenger seats...Ram just feels like driving a Kenworth, altho it was well made and Hemi power is nice...considering Ford F150, used, 2001, 2002, 2003, King Ranch version of ext cab, 5.4L, 2WD, auto trans, short (5.5 or 6.5 ft bed) (also available King Ranch 4 Door supercrew, but wife prefers ext cab)...any thoughts on King Ranch???...I ask for your thoughts because I see so few of them, may be hard to find...would hate to ask a dealer to "find one" and then not be pleased with its amenities...I believe they have saddle leather captains chairs for front passengers with center console, is this correct???...also, do they come with either green or blue exterior paint???...how well equipped are they inside, and do the captains chairs have adjustable low back supports for just driver, both, or neither???...any help is appreciated, as I narrow down my choices and options for the wife's truck...
Jul 06, 2004 (4:49 pm)
with new car/truck incentives at a record high, I would strongly recommend you look at the new '04 F150. The seats have been re-designed with lumbar and they are as comfortable a seat as I have ever sat in.
A dealer this past weekend was advertising ALL '04 F150 XLT supercabs at $8500 below MSRP - that means you can get a car equiped just the way you want for close to $21,000 plus tax, title and registration.
Don't buy a one year old truck with incentives like these.
You can go to ford.com and build your truck then put in your zip code and they will point you to inventory at a dealer near you. Once you have a VIN, your ready to negotiate.
#669 of 2180 2004 F150 ford front end
Jul 08, 2004 (9:46 am)
Has any one had a problem with the steering. I have a slight noise when the steerin wheel is moved off center left or right. Feels like the pump or rack may be the cause the noise? It goes away after awhile
any service bulletin on the 2004 F150 trucks?
#670 of 2180 aspesisteve
Jul 11, 2004 (12:20 pm)
Thanks for the advice...we checked out a new F150 Lariat on Saturday, and when we walked in we were offered a "friends and family" discount, which the salesman said could add up to $10K off MSRP...we were floored...the truck is the quietest we have drive, a little large, but got used to that quickly...will be buying the Lariat shortly...wonder if rebates will improve as we go into August, any thoughts???
Jul 12, 2004 (7:16 am)
WOW! that sounds awesome
when you say "family" are you referring to a member in the family who worked for Ford or as an existing Ford owner? either way, it's the best deal I've heard of or seen posted here.
Re: rebates - it's hard to tell what they will do. When rebates go up, sometimes it means the dealer will back off from his discount - so it doesn't always mean the total cost is lower.
I've been posting here for several months and seen the advertisements go from $5k off msrp in March to $7k off MSRP in June to $8,500 off MSRP in July. Who knows where the end is??
#672 of 2180 Air Bag Light
Jul 14, 2004 (8:00 pm)
I have a 99 F350 SRW LB V10 AUTO SC with 140,000 miles. Several months ago the Air Bag light suddenly began flashing twice followed by seven flashes and a long off delay. This is repeated several times after startup and then it remains on solid. None of the manuals show the code. The computer does not display any codes. The ford dealer will not tell me anything except to bring it in. I have disconnected the battery for 15 minutes to no avail. Has anyone else had this problem and solved it?
#673 of 2180 re: Air Bag Light
Jul 15, 2004 (5:23 am)
Haven't had the problem. Do know that if the SRS indicator light is on, it means that your air bag system is disabled and will not deploy even if you're in a real accident.
There's a Web Site that's run by Ford Service Technicians called "Flat Rate Tech." It's usually for the mechanics and their grievances against Ford, but they also provide a help service to the Do it Yourselfer. You can submit your question over there, and they will try their best to answer it via return E-mail. They got access to all the manuals and computer data bases that you and I can't get to. They're usually pretty helpful, and do a pretty fair job considering they're not actually putting their hands on the vehicle. It's free of charge.
#674 of 2180 coolant guage problem
Jul 18, 2004 (9:05 pm)
I have started to tow a 6500 lb trailer with my 1998 F150/5.4 engine. I noticed that the coolant gauge needle only goes up about 1/4" (just to the top of the little icon) no matter how hard I am pulling up a long grade in 80 degree weather. When I first start it up the gauge needle is at the bottom and then goes up the 1/4" an no more.
How can I diagnose if I have a faulty gauge or sensor and where in the heck is the sensor located?
#675 of 2180 F150 problems with dual fuel tanks
Jul 20, 2004 (11:57 am)
I have a '95 F150 4X2 (300 V6) with dual fuel tanks. When I switch from the rear tank to the front tank, the engine stalls. The truck works fine on just the rear tank. Both tanks are full of new gas. You can hear the fuel pump come on when it is on rear tank, but it doesn't do anything when you switch to the front tank. I've checked the fuses. It looks like they have a common fuel pump and a common fuel filter, which leads me to beleive it is not a clogged fuel line.
Let me know if anyone has any ideas.
#676 of 2180 F150 problems with dual fuel tanks
Jul 21, 2004 (7:02 am)
I thought there were separate fuel pumps, one in each tank. Or am I mistaken, and there are only separate sender units for the fuel gauge?