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Ford F-150, Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, Truck
#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.
#444 of 569 1999 F150 4X4 won't disengage without backing up
Dec 21, 2007 (5:09 am)
Need some help here folks. I have my F150 XLT with a 5.4L V8 at the shop right now. It goes into 4Hi and 4Lo fine, but when I try to take it back to 2Hi it stays in whatever it was in. Unless I stop the truck and back it up. The shop thinks they know the cause is in the axle assembly and the warranty company is making them take it all apart to identify the failed part before they will agree to pay for it. The shop checked the transfer case and all of the electrical engaging units and ruled all them out. Does anyone have any idea what this may be or if it is something that may be covered under a warranty for having 73K. Any help is appreciated to save me about $900 if the problem is not with the axel assembly!!
#445 of 569 Want to Buy a 2006 Ford F150 8cyl 5.4 L engine
Dec 23, 2007 (7:34 pm)
Can anyone please give me any heads up on purchasing this Ford Truck, I have had my eye on it for awhile but was told the the Ford F150 has much trouble with the engine and tranny. The truck has 48,000 miles on it and the dealer is giving me 6 months warranty on the engine and tranny. I like the body because it has a really big bed which is what i need and the truck looks just great! Please let me know if there is any know problems with this year and type of truck and if there is how to avoid any serious damage or repairs. Here is a link to the truck http://www.sunshineautosalesltd.net/f1502006.html Please help!!!
Dec 23, 2007 (8:26 pm)
I would never ever ever ever ever ever ever.....purchase a vehicle from a dealer that did not provide VINS on their website. Are they trying to prevent you from running a Carfax? What do they have to hide? Also, all those after market accessories are just going to cause you problems. 24 inch wheels? They probably knock about 1,000 pounds off of your towing capacity.
The main thing with the F-150 is to get the service records. You need to know if the trans service was done at 30k.
#447 of 569 Re: Want to Buy a 2006 Ford F150 8cyl 5.4 L engine [fradelva]
Dec 23, 2007 (8:36 pm)
I'm a mechanic and while all manufacturers have their problems with certain models, I haven't heard any on your year. There have been some complaints of the head gaskets leaking on the 99-01 F150, but the numbers to me are not significant enough. Fuel pumps have a tendancy to go bad early if the fuel tank is below a 1/4 tank of gas all the time. Remember, the fuel in the tank is the only thing that keeps that electric pump cool. Just a tip. Enjoy your truck, and Merry Xmass.
#448 of 569 Re: My 2 cents [mschmal]
Dec 25, 2007 (6:05 pm)
Just a note. There is a lot of liability in printed advertisement of vin#. If your one charactor off by a type-o, depending on the state, Dealerships are opening themselves up for a law suit. As for Carfax, omg. Carfax is not all knowing. It only has information that is reported to insurance companies, DMV, smog check amoung other sources. I'm a certified technician and I have found numerous vehicles that pass a carfax, and have major problems with them. If a vehicle was un insured and involved in an accident and repaired in a persons garrage, or in mexico, carfax would have no record of it. Carfax is over rated. The best check on a used vehicle is by a qualified technician.
Dec 26, 2007 (8:04 am)
I have an 88 f150 xlt Lariat with a 5.0l in mint condition with only 84, 000 on it. I have replaced and upgraded just about everything on this motor, from intake to fuel system.
I recently found oil in my coolant. the truck is still running great no pings, no knocks. Do I need to replace the head gasket?
#450 of 569 Re: 1988 f150 [slicknuggets]
Dec 26, 2007 (9:04 am)
Don't tear the engine down just yet. First verify where the oil is coming from. You didn't specify if it was Automatic/manual Trans. If it is a stick shift skip the first parragraph.
A common mistake by even fellow mechanics is a leak in the oil cooler for the transmission. Transmission fluid looks just like engine oil when aggitated and mixed with coolant. Here is a simple test; disconect both transmission lines to the radiator. Hold your finger over one of the holes and put some compressed air through the other port for about five minuts. During this test, look for some small air bubbles coming up into the radiator. This test can be inconclusive, the leak may only occur when hot. If no bubbles, I would still install an after market oil cooler for the transmission, blow out excess fluid from the internal cooler, and drain/flush the radiator and fill it with water. Then run the engine for a good amount of time and look for any oil in the radiator.
After all this testing if there is still oil getting into radiator, I would suspect a leak in the lower manifold gasket first, and not the head gaskets, (more common with the 5.0). While head gaskets can introduce oil into the cooling system, it is very rare. I would be very interested in what you find out on a repost. Good luck.
#451 of 569 Re: "Fuel injection purge" ...scam? [brnnln1]
Dec 26, 2007 (1:45 pm)
I don't know if it's a "scam", but I *do* know that I just got a letter from Ford referring to my 2005 F150 Lariat Crew Cab with the 5.4 triton V8. Here's what it said:
"In the interest of customer satisfaction, Ford Motor Company is extending the limited warranty on the Fuel Injectors to a total of 11 years or 120,000 miles from the warranty start date, whichever occurs first. Coverage is automatically transferred to subsequent owners. This coverage exceeds the original warranty coverage provisions of your vehicle for this part"
They say, "This is customer satisfaction program 07M08 which is being extended to owners of certain 2005 Model year F150, F Super Duty, Expedition, and Navigator Vehicles equipped with 5.4L 3Valve Engines."
So, I think Ford has discovered a problem where injectors from a certain supplier stick in the open or closed position on some vehicles, so perhaps your dealer is trying to prevent the problem by proactively using injector cleaner...
BTW, I've had zero problems with my injectors over the last 38,000 miles. I get 14 to 16 mpg city, and 17 to 19 mpg highway.