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Ford F-150, Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, Truck
#540 of 569 Road Warrior 4x4 or 4x2
Jul 10, 2009 (1:30 pm)
I am looking at getting a F150 King Ranch and have driven both the 4x4 and 4x2. I don't need a 4x4 but think that the ride is better. Seems more sturdy. However, I do a lot of hwy driving between FL and GA, about 3k a month. Aside from the MPG, am I crazy for wanting a 4x4?
#541 of 569 Want to buy a 2004 F-150 SuperCrew Lariat
Jul 13, 2009 (7:43 pm)
#542 of 569 Want to buy a 2004 F-150 SuperCrew Lariat
Jul 13, 2009 (7:43 pm)
I've found a truck that I like but wanted to get everyone's opinion.
I found an 04 F-150 SuperCrew Lariat with 96k miles. If I bought it, I'd have to finance it 4 years to get the payment I want. Is that too many miles for it to still be reliable? I don't want to buy it and then start dealing with all kinds of problems because of the mileage.
Thanks for the help,
#543 of 569 93 F150 Flare Side Body
Jul 15, 2009 (4:57 am)
#544 of 569 93 F150 Flare Side Body
Jul 15, 2009 (4:57 am)
I recently purchased a 93 F150 Flare Side for my son. This is my first experience with the truck. How can I determine what body components are stock and what are after-market additions? Fiberglass accents on the fenders / quarter panels and wheel wells, and the step / running boards by the cab entry doors for instance?
One of the wheel well accents is cracked, and the tubing under the running boards is rusted out and needs replacing. I am wondering where to look for replacement parts or, alternately if all of this is aftermarket, whether to look to repair or remove and replace.
#545 of 569 '98 F-150 Dash lights
Aug 25, 2009 (7:13 pm)
I bought a 98 F-150 about 2 years ago in a private sale. I did not go to any dealer for this transaction. There are only two problems I haven't been able to address:
When I turn on the headlights, the dash lights fail to come on. Night driving is difficult because the lights don't work so the driver cannot see the gauges nor the speedometer. I have tried to clean the light switch but this didn't do anything. Does anyone have an idea of what the problem is?
Second, the door alarm sounds whenever the driver's door is opened. If the key is in the ignition or the lights are left on, the alarm should sound. But when the key is in my pocket, just opening the door sets off the alarm. Pressing the steering shaft enclosure will temporarily stop the alarm but after a few seconds the alarm again sounds. Does anyone know what the problem is?
I have heard that the light switch problem is a common problem for the F-150. Is this true?
Thank you for your help.
Aug 28, 2009 (11:41 pm)
i bought a 1995 f150 4x4 in 2007 it had 95,072 miles.the only thing i hate about it is that the truck is weak. It has no top end torque. It cant even do a burnout unless the road is wet. But what can you expect out of a 5.0 liter v8 302 with about 172 hp. What i like about it is that it can take you anywhere you want to go through the mud up hills you name it. the fords like mine have a exhaust leak problem,you can hear it when you go down the road which irritates me because it sounds crappy. And another thing that sucks about it is that it gets poor gas mileage at 15 mpg,it could be better and the transmission shifts hard at about 30-35mph if you stomp on the gas. I had to replace the starter and a tie rod and fix a wire on the transmisson.
#547 of 569 Re: Spontaneous Acceleration of 2008 F-150 [sadfordowner]
Sep 03, 2009 (6:41 am)
I have had the same issue's on my 2008 FX4. It turned out it was me. I have the power adjustable pedals (gas and brake) and if you look they are really close together. This truck is unique in that the brake pedal when pressed will go below the level of the gas pedal when pressed. I found out that I was pressing on the brake pedal and gas pedal at the same time when I thought I was just applying the brakes and not realizing this was happenning. So, every time I apply my brakes now, I have to check and make sure I am not pressing the gas pedal also. It was a process I had to teach myself.
#549 of 569 Ford F-150 Owners
Sep 15, 2009 (10:49 am)
I mentioned this in other forums, but felt it was worth repeating... If you are a F-150 owner - try to check out the Ford Owners ( http://www.fordowner.com) website.
It has Towing & Hauling advice including understanding your payload. Also helps with keeping everything online, and allows you to keep track of your carsí complete maintenance records, calendar/mileage of recommended maintenance, and tons of coupons to use when you have your car checked at a Ford dealer.