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#558 of 569 2000 Ford F150 heat actuator valve
Jun 26, 2011 (1:22 pm)
The heat actuator valve in the dash is a common failure to several Ford models. And it happened to me on my 2000 Ford 150. The common fix is to take the whole dash out and replace the plastic actuator door with a new one or on the computer , they sell you a do it yourself kit that you can go through the glovebox. This actuator is a pain in the butt. Sometimes no heat in winter or in my case, had heat in the summer..WHEW....nevertheless, here's my quick fix much simpler than any I found on the internet or elsewhere.......go to the hardware store , get a ball cutoff valve and two nipples, 3/8 size, and two hose clamps, cut the inbound water line to the heater under your hood just past the 90 degree turn it makes and install your ball valve.....instant air......!!!! Need heat??? Turn you valve on....total cost about 10 dollars and 30 minutes at most...
#559 of 569 overheating
Jul 06, 2011 (11:08 pm)
:confused: 1998 f-150 w/v6 overheating remove thearmost its ok but water doesnt seem to be flowing heater hoses dont get hot--install thearmost engin over heats starts clattering and spilling water from fill tank ??????????????
#560 of 569 Re: overheating [flaco54]
Jul 07, 2011 (6:43 am)
Is the thermostat installed backwards? I have done it before.
#561 of 569 Re: 2005 F150 Window Regulator Problem [samea]
Aug 30, 2011 (9:22 am)
I wish I had your mechanic. My window regulator, which has been slow from day one finally gave out at 60,000 miles ('04 F150). I dropped the truck off at my local Ford shop in Sunnyvale to have warraty work and the window fixed. They quoted me $500 to replace one window regulator. I was already $140 into it for just having them "diagnose" the problem. These guys could of easily told me what it would cost up front, but they had me over a barrel when they said it would cost $500. After telling them what an independant shop would charge (half as much) they knocked off 10%. I feel sorry for anyone who has to use a Ford dealer and their price structure for repair work.
#562 of 569 Ford F150 2005 nothing but problems
Oct 06, 2011 (10:36 am)
My husband has this truck for 4 years it is more when a problem. This year we spend $11,000.00 in repairs already. Engine, transmission and all other problems, yes it has 157000 miles, but it seems what after 150000 miles you have to rebuild a new Ford or put it in a dumpster. From a lot of reviews I feel what this car is defected , so I tried to contact Ford factory complaint center, but the only think they can do is register complain.
I will try to post complain at Better business bureau and if they will get enough complains will start to investigate. I feel it is not safe to drive this car and it is so unfair what you buying a car only to drive up to 150000 miles and when it is over ƒ¼((( I hope if someone has similar issues will complain at the better business bureau too.
#564 of 569 Ford Refinement vs Chevrolet
Dec 20, 2011 (10:53 am)
I own two F 150's. One is a 2007 and one is a 2011. The 2007 has a tough suspension and you feel the road. The 2011 is much more refined. I have been happy with both. Consumer Reports refers to the Silverado as more refined in its handling. Why is that?
#565 of 569 2007 F-150 XLT Shake @ 53-55
Dec 31, 2011 (6:12 am)
At 53-55 MPH the bed of my F-150 (60K miles, short bed, 6 cyl., manual transmission) shakes so bad, emanating from the rear driver side, that it makes me sick to my stomach. So far the spend/repairs have included working on the e-brake, balancing the tires, rotating the tires and purchasing two new rear tires.
The mechanic is now suggesting that the tires on the front of the vehicle are causing the rear to shake. I am not a rocket scientist, but something about that logic does not wash. I respectfully disagree.
I was very disappointed that Ford had nothing on their records for a problem that is less than uncommon. A call to Ford did not give me any confidence that the issue will be resolved without randomly throwing money at the dealer so he can continue to either keep guessing or skillfully playing me like a fiddle, I cannot tell which path he is on. I hope the former.
This is very frustrating. I have been in IT for 15 years, Microsoft plays the same game. They release products with bugs which leads to hundreds of complaints that somehow, if not magically, Microsoft is not aware of.
I spoke with another mechanic that I trust. He owns a shop that focuses primarily on the high-end vehicles (e.g. A Ferrari was perched on his lift when I stopped in at his garage). He immediately shared a story of a friend that had the same vehicle with the same problem. After the tire rotation/balancing route, he changed the U-joints and had the drive shaft professionally balanced. All to no avail, the owner rid himself of the vehicle.
A pointer to a sure solution would be much appreciated. This dollars are coming out of my pocket to fix this. The game of randomly throwing money is not an acceptable solution.