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#225 of 569 start and run problem
Jul 18, 2005 (11:45 am)
here is my problem:
I have a 1990 -f-150 extended cab 5.0 liter v-8 dual tanks.
when i start the truck and drive for 30 to 45 minutes it just quits
when it quits if i attempt to restart the starter drags as if the battery is low on charge, which is not the case. and will not restart for a period of time (usually 30 to 45 minutes).
then it will start and run in the same way as i have described above.
i used to be a ford dealer elec systems tech and i dont recall a
problem quite like this.
i have been told by variuos sources that it could be the TFI module ,the EEC or the rear fuel pump ,the front pump was inoperable when i purchased it. does any body have any ideas as this is getting to be a pain in the A**.
#226 of 569 Problems with 2004 F-150 Brakes & Rotors
Jul 20, 2005 (8:19 pm)
Does anyone know of solutions to a brake problem with my 2004 F-150? From the beginning, and now at 32,000 miles, I have been into the dealer 7 times because of vibrations (warped rotors mostly). This is getting ridiculous. I have been told every line, from brake shorter & harder, to the pads are now harder than the rotors, to...You name it. Well, bottom line is, they're giving up on working them. I have even had the rotors replaced 11,000 & 23,000. As a repeat F-150 owner, I have never had such problems with brake wear. Does anyone have a solution? Would be greatly appreciated!!! Obviously, I'd like to avoid going through brakes every 9-15k miles for the rest of the vehicles life!...P.S. I rarely drive in the city & very rarely tow anything. Thank you in advance for your help & suggestions.
#227 of 569 Re: Problems with 2004 F-150 Brakes & Rotors [dave150]
Jul 21, 2005 (6:28 pm)
My front and rear rotors/pads were replaced on my '04 F150 REG cab with 31K miles. Fortunately, Ford service department has been great! I've read here and at other F150 sites that the original equipment aluminum wheels (F150 2WD 17" cast aluminum) may not allow the proper air flow to cool the brakes. The '04 wheels are not available in "05. I have the 75K ESP and may get a chance to use it. Front rotors were replaced at 23K with no further problems to date. The rear rotors were replaced at 28K.
Options are to: a) hope the replacements hold up; b) replace the rotors/pads with premium after-market (to expensive for my taste); or c) replace the wheels. I'm sticking with a) for now. Best of luck!
#228 of 569 Re: Problems with 2004 F-150 Brakes & Rotors [gasman1]
Jul 21, 2005 (6:52 pm)
Thanks gasman1. None are cheap alternatives, of course. But I didn't pay attention to the '05's to notice they don't make put those wheels on anymore...Hmmmmm....Very interesting!
#230 of 569 Re: F-150 [price4000]
Jul 22, 2005 (7:44 am)
Ok im new to this and thought I'd give it a try. Im having problems with my oil pressure gauge on my 1989 F150. It will show in the normal range when i turn my key on but the needle will bury itself towards the left side when engine is running. I changed out the pick up switch or sending unit (whatever its called). but get the same results.This leaves me to think the actual "gauge" is working properly since it registers with key in the on pos. or engine running. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
#232 of 569 89 F150 RADIATOR AND THROTTLE CABLE
Jul 29, 2005 (8:33 am)
Will any other f150 model have a radiator or throttle cable that is compatable with an 89 f150. I ask cause the local salvage yard doesn't specifically have an 89.
#233 of 569 Trucks: What about a 2x4????
Jul 29, 2005 (4:33 am)
I am a woman with a 2x4 F150 XLT with the 5.4 engine and you know what??? I can drive that 2x4 in all kinds of weather and road conditions. If you know how to drive then you don't need all four wheels to do the work for you. It is all a matter of control and speed in iffy road conditions. Remember, before there was the all-wheel-drive there was just the rear wheel drive. So when looking for a truck don't overlook the 2x4. I wouldn't suggest the mini trucks because they do not have enough weight in the truck as a whole to give you enough traction to drive! P.S. I love my ford truck built tough!