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Ford F-150, Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, Truck
#115 of 569 Re: crack [aspesisteve #114]
Jun 25, 2004 (1:59 pm)
I here Ford has a service bulliten about it-
I haven't had time yet to explore it further but there is a lot of talk about it. I have looked at all the F150's in my area
(upstate NY), that I come across, work parking lot, malls,
from 1997 on up to 99- most have the crack.
Unbelievable to say the least-
The truck is 6 years old and out of Ford's warranty.
A lot of trucks with this crack started in otherwise perfect condition.
Jun 27, 2004 (1:09 pm)
anyone know why there is a key hole on the bumper of my '04 f150?
can't find anything on it in the owners manual.
#117 of 569 Re: key hole on bumper [aspesisteve #116]
Jun 27, 2004 (3:21 pm)
The key hole is an anti-theft measure for your spare tire. When you unlock the assembly with your key, you have access to lower the spare tire using the tools under your rear seat.
About 2 months ago, I had a flat with my '04 XLT in the rain. The sidewall was punctured so the air inflator I carry with me was of no use. And of course I was wearing a dress suit. Can't tell you how much fun I had that night.
#118 of 569 FORD VS CHEVY (THE BIG DEBATE)
Jun 28, 2004 (9:02 pm)
I am doing a college speech on the ford/chevy debate. I have to conclude which is the better brand by the end. I have a lot of information, but I need some consumer quotes and opinions. What do y'all think of the two and where could I find quick, terrific information? Please e-mail me by this wednesday if you could. My speech is Thursday morning. Thnx!
Jun 29, 2004 (5:32 pm)
a good place to start is the 'editor reviews' here in Edmunds on the two vehicles.
I test drove the Chevy Silverado before buying my new Ford F150. I'm entitled to the GM family discount pricing, so I was obligated to at least check out the Chevy. Even with the "family" pricing, you can do better on your own using all the dealer incentives that are out there.
I probably would have chosen the ford before it's '04 make over due to a better reputation (IMO), but since Ford has totally re built the F150 for 2004, it was a slam dunk. Quieter cab, more refined, better looking (IMO), awesome cab design, where as the Chevy (GM) makes cheap tacky looking interiors.
you can quote me
Jul 11, 2004 (9:39 am)
I have the single CD player but would like to add the 6 disc changer. Anyone know if there is wiring inplace for the changer? What brand it requires and where it goes?
Jul 12, 2004 (8:21 am)
I recently bought a '04 FX-4, I was looking at the joints and the grease zerks all look different, does anyone know if Ford put a different style in this truck, if so were do we buy the right adapter for them? THanks
#122 of 569 Chat lineup for Tuesdays
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Jul 12, 2004 (5:59 pm)
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Jul 23, 2004 (4:46 am)
I have a paper to write in class on my favorite car...that happens to be a Ford Lightning not a car. Can anyone help me out with a few good points this truck has? Like specs or what not...all I know is that its a nice looking truck and I want one.
#124 of 569 97 F-150 Triton V-8 STD Cab SB
Jul 24, 2004 (6:58 am)
My son is looking at a 97 F-150 with 82000 mi . It is priced at $8000. It has a Triton v-8 and a 5 sp trans. It is 4 WD. Does anybody have any info on reliability with this model and year? All seems ok to me . Is there anything specific to look for? Any advice would be appreciated.