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1999 Ford F-150

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1999 Ford F-150 Problems

Engine -- Verified

An illuminated Check Engine Light could indicate that one or more of the ignition coils has failed due to excessive spark plug gap. To fix this problem, the ignition coils that have failed, the spark plugs, and all coil boots should be replaced.

Engine -- Verified

An oil leak may develop from the the right side head gasket.  Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. Our technician tell us an updated head gasket is available to correct this concern.

Engine -- Verified

There is a technical service bulletin for the V8 engines regarding a possible problem with the spark plug being ejected from the cylinder head, damaging the threads in the spark plug hole. If the vehicle is under warranty, cylinder head replacement is recommended. If the vehicle is out of warranty, Ford authorized the use of a specific thread insert to repair the head.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Intermittent rough idle may be caused by the EGR sensor sticking, causing the EGR valve to stay slightly open. The valve and sensor must be replaced together to correct this concern.

Drive Train -- Verified

If there is a vibration or noise at highway speed, it could be from the frontdrive shaft and may require replacement of the double cardan joint. A double cardan joint is a type of driveshaft joint that uses two universal joints.

1999 Ford F-150 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 20, 2001

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Ford has recalled certain 1999 F150 trucks for a misprint on the vehicle certification label. The information about tire ratings, sizes, and air pressure listed on the original label is incorrect. This could result in the installation of improper tires with incorrect air pressure, which can pose a serious safety concern. Ford has sent affected owners revised certification labels.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 11, 2000

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Ford has recalled 1998-2000 vehicles equipped with compressed natural gas fuel systems due to an incomplete label for the fuel tank. Ford sent a new label to owners.

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Body, Interior & Misc., June 9, 1999

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Ford has recalled certain 1999 F150 trucks for a concern with the certification labels. On these labels, the incorrect ratings for tires are listed. If the labels are followed, improper tires may be installed on the vehicle, causing safety issues. Ford has mailed labels to the owners of the affected trucks.

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Drive Train, September 12, 2005


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Drive Train, August 11, 1998

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Ford has recalled certain 1999 F150 and F250 light duty trucks for an issue with the speed control cable. On some vehicles, the cable may not have fully seated into the accelerator bracket. If it comes loose, the throttle may not return to idle, which can increase stopping distance. Dealers will install a clip to secure the speed control cable into the accelerator bracket.

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1999 Ford F-150 Questions and Answers

john1982, 1999 Ford F-150, 4.6L V8, Wenatchee, WA

is it the shocks or the leaf springs?

bigd42, 1999 Ford F-150, V6, Stokesdale, NC

Do you have the specs on this vehicle on removal of the engine? If so can you e-mail them to me? Thanks danny

susieq, 1999 Ford F-150, 6 Cylinder, Las Vegas, NV

replaced pump (twiced)
still won't start, pump doesn't come on

T.Q., 1999 Ford F-150, 5.4L V8, Saint Michael, MN

why does the truck stop running and if it is due to fuel filter failure how I do I change it.

Daniel.Skaines, 1999 Ford F-150, 4.2L V6, Phenix City, AL

do i have to lift the engine to remove the oil pan in order to put a new gasket on? Or can i manage to get it off without doing so?

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1999 Ford F-150 Reviews

Bought my 1999 f-150 4x4 12 years ago with 50, 000 miles now it has 345, 000 , love this truck great truck . Had the transmission go out about 9 months ago.

I bought my 5.4 in 2002 or 2003 with 48,000 miles on it. It has 212,000 miles on it now. It has been a great truck, original motor and transmission. Have had alternators, starters, radiator and right rear axle replaced and the notorious odometer light comes on and off but besides that it has really done well

My F-150 XLT is a 1999 with a 4.6 liter V-8, 4x4. It has 190,000 miles on it. I have had only and electrical ploblem with the wipers and the odemeter light. It has been a great truck over the last 11 years and has very reliable.

it's a good work truck, but it can be a little unreliable. Luckily its very easy to work on. My carassistants.com subscription more than paid for itself in the 2 years i owned this truck...saved like $2K so far.

I bought my 99 Ford F150-4.6L V8 new. Over all it still runs great. I had to replace the right side head gasket at 60,000 miles, after the Ford warranty ran out. I have only 87,000 miles on it. 4x4 still works great. Replaced front brakes on it at 80,000 miles. Air conditioner was not as cold as day one, so I had too recharge the system. Cost, $20.00, and feels like new again. Ford did replace the cruise control switch under a recall, something about Ford's catching fire under the hood. The windshield wipers come on even in the off position. I had to pull the fuse for the interior/exterior lights, it will not shut off on it's own. Truck started to stall out while coming to a stop. I had too have the I.A.C. cleaned out. The mechanic advised me too start using Sea Foam to keep these parts clean. My advise to all, take your vehicle to an independent mechanic and have them look it over before the warranty runs out. Then take it to the dealer and point out these flaws and have them fix it, like oil leaks and such.

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