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#312 of 569 Re: 1994 Ford F-150 Overheating !!!!!!!! [bpcatfisher]
Mar 05, 2006 (3:15 am)
Don't have an answer on the overheat. Sounds like something's restricting airflow through your radiator. Are you sure you got the proper fan shroud for your sized engine from a F-150?
As far as the ventilation system..... Switching the airstream from the floor to the vents or to the defroster ports is done by a vaccuum actuated diverter door. The default position for the door is the defroster. When it gets stuck in the defrost position it's usually a sign that you've got a vaccuum leak. Start checking for cracked or brittle vaccuum hoses. Especially check the one that comes through the firewall to service the heating/cooling system. It tends to get brittle right at the firewall. Also check those little "T" shaped vaccuum connectors - sometimes they'll be cracked, but you can't see it until you actually touch them.
#313 of 569 Re: 1994 Ford F-150 Overheating !!!!!!!! [bpcatfisher]
Mar 07, 2006 (8:24 am)
I do not see the temperature sending unit on your list of replaced parts. Is the engine overheating to the point where you see steam coming out? Or is it just higher than normal indicated temperature on your coolant temperature gauge? Replace the temperature sender and see what happens.
As far as A/C malfunction goes, you may have a vacuum leak or a split vacuum hose that controls the A/C system flaps or doors. If they are solenoid controlled, check the solenoids for proper function.
#314 of 569 F150 emergency brake cables
Mar 07, 2006 (11:04 am)
I have a 2001 F150 7700 with disk brakes. the emergency brake cables are free and mowe and pull the lever on the wheels to apply the brakes but the cables are so loose there is not enough travel to have the break engage. there is no adjustment on the cables or can I see any on the wheel. I have been told it is on the emergency brake pedle but can see nothing there can any one advise me?
#315 of 569 Fiberglass tonneau cover
Mar 15, 2006 (10:02 am)
Was wondering if anyone here has a hard tonneau cover for thier trucks? I am looking at getting one for my 2005 SuperCrew. I do not do much hauling of big items and a cover would make my truck more suited for trips and running multiple errands at one time since I would be able to lock things under the cover. I hear the mpg goes up about 1.5 mpg as well. I guess that would be worth a couple of dollars per tank as a bonus. Any comments?
#316 of 569 Re: Home base [pf_flyer]
Mar 21, 2006 (12:59 pm)
don't know exactly where to go to post a new message/question...got a '93 F150 4-wheeler...replaced light switch but still lights only stay on before they (headlights only)start blinking on 'n off...cheked wiring 'n ground a million times (OK!!...a thousand times!!)...all other lights OK...only headlights won't stay on...it seems as soon as they get a little "warm", they start blinking on 'n off...I understand there is not a separate relay for these headlights...it is NOT a loose wire or short as this has been cheked several times...also it doesn't matter weather you hit a pothole or not...it doesn't affect the blinking of the headlights...thanks to anyone with a possible solution!!...
#317 of 569 PS blinkin' lites
Mar 21, 2006 (1:03 pm)
I keep gettin' the info that itz the light switch even tho I replaced it...someone sez its not too unusual to get a bad "new" part (especially from Autozone!!)...AFFORDABLE
#318 of 569 Re: PS blinkin' lites [affordable]
Mar 22, 2006 (6:09 am)
I don't have my shop manual at hand. Does a '93 F150 have a "GEM" (general electronics module)? My neighbor had a '96 Ranger that started exhibiting screwy electrical symptoms. Mechanic changed out the GEM module and all the electrical gremlins went away.
#319 of 569 Noise, vibration, noise, is this possible?
Mar 30, 2006 (6:14 pm)
I "loved" Ford. I had a ford 1999 F150 XLT that was close to perfect (I even bought it used) THENNNN the trouble started. I traded it in for a shiny new 2004 model that I loved, for three days that is. Soon after buying the truck they determined it needed a new transmission, K, things happen, I can handle it.... then my brakes started vibrating. Long story short (on this truck at least) I made 9 trips over a ten month period to resolve the issue. Test, check, test, rebalance, turn rotors, changhe rotors (admitted faulty design)turn rotors again, change caps, turn rotors, etc. etc. etc. never did get that vibration fixed when you brake. I got so sick of it, I ended leasing a NEW 2006 XLT (just today) and dumped that other piece of $#)! on them as trade. Walked away with a SMOKING deal, and now know why. I have a definate vibration (feels like rear end) but can't believe my flip'n ears, is this possible????????? I cannot believe my luck, and NOW what I'm reading here, I came online to see about sirius radio for my new truck, and see all these other "vibration" issues, I CANNOT belive this, and think Ford has GOT to be aware they are in trouble on this. Anyhow, I'm exhauseted and ready to shoot the next Ford dealer I see, go'n ta bed boys, good luck.
May 01, 2006 (2:38 pm)
I have a 93 F-150 318 and the water pump is leaking. Will a radiator stop leak fix the leak on my water pump or do i need to replace it? It isn't a big leak just a drip of antifreeze every once in a while. I haven't pin pointed the leak but i'm sure its the water pump.
#321 of 569 Re: F150 318 [eagleriver783]
May 01, 2006 (5:34 pm)
"Will a radiator stop leak fix the leak on my water pump?" Naa, radiator stop-leak will only work on radiators. Seriously, don't pour that junk into your cooling system, it will tend to clog up the entire system.
If you are sure it is the pump leaking bite the bullet and replace it....it ain't gonna get better.