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#434 of 569 2009 F-150 DIESEL?????
Dec 09, 2007 (5:52 pm)
Just been browsing the net when I came across some good news and some bad news.
The good news is that it looks like Ford intends to put a 4.4 V8 diesel in the 2009 F-150. It will apparently be the Lion diesel built mostly in the UK.
However, Navistar is suing Ford becasue they say that the new engine is one that they were designing for ford and are suing Ford for 11 million if the engine is built in the USA. Ford apparently is going to build it in Mexico(!) to keep Navistar from getting the $
Is this news to you guys? If so,I am sorry for the repitition
Dec 09, 2007 (11:57 pm)
short version .
Had problems with 1995 F150 302.
At about 1year ago problems , ended up replacing ox and both air sensors.
also replaced valve cover gasket ($1500).
Did OK (did not act like full power) for about 10 mo.
IN less than 1 week NO POWER, "3 miles to get to 50mph + 30% more gas".
Ford (brenham texas) (APPLE)" said "IT IS WORN OUT, GET ANOTHER"
Replaced the cats and got the muffler checked.
Independent can find nothing wrong.
No codes, and compression is 120 to 90 , not bad for 360k.
After 4 weeks and many tests, the truck stopped talking to his computer.
I do not know now, but when I took it in, It ran good until the choke release.
Now the independent is going to send it to ford in Conroe texas.
All comments welcome.
#436 of 569 "Fuel injection purge" ...scam?
Dec 11, 2007 (6:45 am)
I have a 2006 F150. I went for an oil change, oil filter and tire rotation yesterday (15,000 miles). Dealer recommended a fuel injection purge (Wynn's) in addition to oil change etc. Cost: Additional $110.00.. Dealer said Ford recommended it. I couldn't find this recommendation on the Ford website or anywhere else. Is this a scam?
#437 of 569 cruise control/horn problem by Havehadit
Dec 11, 2007 (10:48 am)
I own a 1994 F150. Recently the cruise control and horn stopped working. The fuses and relay that control these(according to the owner's manual) show good. Has anyone experienced this? Need advice from anyone so I can avoid a shop bill.
#438 of 569 F-150 Flareside rear brake and turn signal bulb
Dec 18, 2007 (8:54 am)
I have had my first bulb go out on my 2001 F-150 Flareside. I cannot find how I get access to replace it. The dealer installed a "plastic" like bed liner for me and I have a hard cover. I have removed the support from the right side of the bed cover and pulled away the liner as much as possible without fully removing it and still can not see any access to the tailllight housing form inside. The lens does not show any removable screws or other access from the outside. Can somebody tell me how to get access to replace the bulb?
#439 of 569 Re: F-150 Flareside rear brake and turn signal bulb [flareside65]
Dec 18, 2007 (11:40 am)
Open your tail gate, there shoud be two screws or bolts, that you remove. They are located near the edge of the lense assembly where your tail gate meets your lense. Your liner might have a lip that covers them. Once those are removed it is just the self locking tabs that hold the whole tail light in. The trick is to pull straight back and not at any type of angle as your pulling. It even sounds like something is sometimes breaking but its not. It just the noise they make when you pull them (tail light) out. Next is just doing the press a twist on the bulb socket to replace what ever bulb. Good luck
#440 of 569 Re: No power [old100]
Dec 18, 2007 (6:44 pm)
replaced harmonic balancer $600., was about 35 deg late.
After 2 days 200 miles.
RUNS GREAT,SMOOTH , POWER, GAS OK.
Showes what a real mech can do.
#441 of 569 Re: 1990 F-150(300) runs rough at lower RPM mostly [jackyd]
Dec 18, 2007 (8:51 pm)
My other horror story.
THIS ONE TOOK 2 YEARS TO FIND. I drive 50 miles to work at 50 to 70 mph.
Would run eratic (sometimes good or bad), start good go bad, start bad go good.
Clasic computer problem for this time period, (comp good about 3years).
Started carrying digonostic equiptment.
One day noticed the timing was eratic, (patteren not the same) not on #1 but on some of the others.
Replaced sensor (no points). Good for about 20 miles, then problems.
Replaced computer, good for under 40mph.
Replaced carb fuel filter, TWICE, added big filter the third time. (GOOD AT ANY SPEED).
This is a real story, I am giving it as an example of what can happen.
There is another story about a 1989 302, which is on going.
I hope this helps someone, (NOTHING LIKE A REAL MECH).
#442 of 569 Re: "Fuel injection purge" ...scam? [brnnln1]
Dec 18, 2007 (11:03 pm)
If I remember right Ford related to it in their maintenance section for much older models. (If necessary, rough or eratic or loss of power).
Being a driver of an F150 302 1995 with 370k miles:
1) get your gas from other than a convience store, (a national gas station).
2) see if there is infomation on gas providers web sites, or and, on
the makers of the injector cleaners.Go to your auto center and find
3) Personal comment ;
If you realy needed this at 15k, you need a new "motor" at 60k.
4) If I remember right 10 to 15 years ago "CONSUMER REPORTS"
did a thing for 100k miles, all of the big oil passed, (the test was for
carbon deposits, (clean engine).
If your performance had changed????
In other words (HYPE)
I will not question if they did the work, only that it was not necessary at 15k.
I would like the monitor to respond.
#443 of 569 Re: F-150 Flareside rear brake and turn signal bulb [mickeymouse2]
Dec 19, 2007 (6:43 am)
Much appreciation to mickymouse 2. The process outlined to replace my turn signal/brake light bulb worked like a charm. I had previously called the Ford dealer where I bought the truck and I got a kind of "duh" response.