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  • flowflow Posts: 2
    WE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH OUR 2004 F-150..ALONG WITH MANY OTHER PROBLEMS.. ALL WERE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY...EXCEPT NOW WHEN THE SECOND WINDOW HAS GONE BYE-BYE...THE TRUCK IS NOW PARKED IN THE GARAGE ..HAVEN'T HAD THE $300.00 PLUS TO GET IT REPAIRED.. THANK YOU FOR THE INFO. I ALSO WILL BE CALLING FORD
  • flowflow Posts: 2
    IF YOU ARE STILL CHECKING THIS REVIEW ON LINE, PLEASE REPLY TO THIS...I ALSO HAD THE WINDOW PROBLEM...CALLED FORD (THANKS TO YOU FOR THE NUMBER) THEY TELL ME THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING AND THAT YOU PROBABLY BOUGHT AN EXTENDED WARRANTY.PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW YOU GOT THEM TO FIX THIS PROBLEM WITHOUT SPENDING $300.00 PLUS...OUR TRUCK IS PARKED AS SOCIAL SECURITY DOESN'T ALLOW US THIS EXPENSE. THANKS
  • I bought mine new & it has the gear indicator off almost one notch. ( Automatic ) How do you adjust it to read right gear?? Shifting works fine.
  • blk4x4blk4x4 Posts: 43
    if you havent figured it out yet it might be the water pump sometimes the the crip on the back that holds perpeller comes loose and dont spin as fast as the shaft.. Let me know what you fonnd out
  • I HAVE A UNIQUE STORY TO TELL ABOUT A 1995 FORD PICK-UP TRUCK , WITH A 302 ENGINE, AUTOMATIC DRIVE ,.4-WHEEL DRIVE.
    THE STORY STARTS ABOUT 10/1/07, WHEN I WENT OUT TO START IT ONE MORNING, IT STARTED RIGHT OFF, IN THE DRIVE WAY IT IDLED GOOD. PUT IT IN GEAR ,STARTED OUT GAVE IT A LITTLE GAS AND IT DIED ON ME . STARTED IT AGIN, IDLES GOOD,GAVE IT GAS AGIN AND SURE ENOUGH, IT DIED AGIN.
    I HAD ABOUT 1 ½ MILES TO THE BACK-YARD MECHANIC I USE SO I STARTED THE TRUCK AGIN PUT IT IN DRIVE AND IT STARTED MOVING. I WENT THE BACK WAY AT ABOUT 10 MILES PER HOUR I GOT TO THE MECHANIC OK. HE SAID LET IT THERE AND HE WILL LOOK AT IT.
    HE HAD IT A WEEK , WHEN I WENT BACK TO CHECK IN WITH HIM.
    HE TOLD ME , HE PUT A USED MAF ON IT, THE CODE CHECK INDICATED IT WAS THE MAF. THAT DIDN’T HELP, ALSO EVEN PUT A USED BRAIN COMPUTER IN, WHICH DIDN,T HELP EITHER. HE CLEANED THE POINTS WITH A CONTACT CLEANER. WITH ALL THIS HE DID FIND OUT THAT IF YOU DISCONNECT THE MAF THE TRUCK RAN VERY GOOD, BUT RECONNECT THE MAF WRING IT WOULD RUN AT IDLE , BUT SHUT OFF WHEN YOU GIVE IT THE GAS.
    SO I PAID HIM ACOUPLE HUNDRED BUCKS, HIS BILL FOR WHAT HE DID, WHICH WASN’T MUCH.I CHECKED THE MILES PER GALLON I WAS ONLY GETTING 11 MPG.
    I DROVE THE TRUCK FOR 10 MONTHS LIKE THAT. I HAD IT AT A FORD DEALER THEY GAVE IT A CODE CHECK , THAT CAME UP WITH THE SAME THING, THE MAF SENSOR. THEY WANTED $ 280.00 FOR THE MAF.THAT WAS A LITTLE STEEP FOR ME , SO I SAID I WILL PUT UP WITH IT FOR A WHILE LONGER.
    I DROVE IT ABOUT ANOTHER 9 MONTHS. THEN I FOUND A MAF ON THE INTERNET FOR 35.00 DOLLARS . WHEN I RECEIVED IT I HAD 2 THEN, 1 ON THE TRUCK AND ONE FROM THE INTERNET. SO I DECIDED TO EXPERIMET WITH THE ONE ON THE TRUCK , EVERY ONE I TALKED TO ABOUT THE MAF , THEY SAID TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THE MAF YOU CAN DISTROY IT VERY EASY, THAT IS WHY I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WITH THE MAF BEFORE, I TOOK THE MAF OFF THE TRUCK LOOKED IT OVER AND ON THE BACK SIDE ,TOWARD THE ENGINE, THERE IS A LITTLE PLATE WITH 2 LITTLE SCREWS, THAT FASTENS IT TO THE MAF AIR CHANNEL. WHEN I TOOK THE PLATE OFF . THERE IT WAS,******* A SPIDER HAD SPUNG A WEB IN THE AIR PASSAGE ?????. I CLEANED THE WEB OUT , PUT IT BACK TOGETHER PUT IT ON THE TRUCK AND IT RUNS LIKE A NEW TRUCK
    I CHECKED THE MPG AND NOW I AM GETTING ALMOST 15 MPG , SO AFTER ABOUT 10 MONTHS AND 6,000 MILES,I LOST A FEW DOLLARS THERE
    I JUST WANTED TO SHARE MY STORY WITH THE REST OF THE MOTORING PUBLIC SO THAT IT MIGHT SAVE SOMEONE ELSE SOME TIME AND MONEY
    BOB WEAVER
    GETTYSBURG, PA
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Great story!! Love those little wierd tales. That's where an old backyard Mechanic usually comes in handy - they have experience, The Ford Mechanic is trained, in how to read the code and the computer instructions - and he's 21 years old.
  • My 1990 F-150(300 engine) sputters and carrys on like it isn't getting fuel or has ignition problems. I have had it to 3 mechanics I thought to be competant and they can't find the problem. At times it is worse than others but never runs smoothly. It has done this for many years but has never failed to start and run and seems to run better the more gas you give it and the warmer it gets---but the problem never goes completely away. I am in a quandry. Please help?
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    You definately get a feel for things through experience that no training can convey.

    One of the downers in our new economy is that you have fewer and fewer of what I call brilliant tailors.

    think back to before WWII where college was a privilage for an elite few. What did the kids do who today get a full scholarship to MIT? Probably what their fathers did.

    The classroom has seen the most dramatic effects of our society's liberalization. Up until the 70s Yale and other major universities were ALL MALE! All the brilliant women who today become doctors, lawyers, engineers, investment bankers had little other option besides marriage and/or being a teacher.

    Mark.
  • hi there.i own a 1989 f-150 with a 302 v8 in it. how much horsepower does it have and what is the best way to add more?i want up to at least 300 to 350 horsepower in it.thnx
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    The multiport-fuel injected 302 was rated at 185 hp and 270 lb-ft (I had 2 of them - 1990 and 1993). Be sure to check the Speed Shop: Tuning & Modification Board for more ideas.

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  • My 2000 F-150 4x4 4.6L V8 has a plug sticking out from just above the front license plate. I just bought it last month (from South Dakota) and just now noticed it. The dealer I got it from did'nt mention it. I assume this is for glow plugs. Has anyone ever heard of a basic F-150 having these? Did I get lucky that it came with these? And, how can I test them to see if they work?
  • I'd be real surprised if a gasoline engine had glow plugs. However, it could be for an after-market engine-block heater. :blush: :blush:
  • 2000/F-150/4.6L V8/4x4/124k miles Had the flush & fill done 4 months ago- man it was dirty! Anyway, I looked at it today (12/1) and it's brown-ish in color. ( I was looking in the reservoir) Could it have been so dirty that the first flush did'nt get everything? The truck sat for awhile before I bought it. Could they have used orange coolant? Is there such a thing? 4 months is not enough time for it to get THAT dirty. (?) Thanks - Chip
  • desmo1desmo1 Posts: 26
    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
  • hi
    long story.
    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.

    OLD100
  • 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?
    Brianna
  • 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.
  • 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?
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