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2001 Ford F-150

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2001 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.

2001 Ford F-150 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 19, 2001

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Ford has recalled certain 2001 Excursion, Expedition, and F150/250/350 trucks due to a possible defect in the driver's side air bag assembly. The inflator canister in the driver's air bag module may have an inadequate weld near the igniter, which may cause the air bag not to deploy as intended. Dealers will replace the driver's side air bag assembly.

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Body, Interior & Misc., July 25, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND MINIVANS. EQUIPPED WITH SEAT BELTS SUPPLIED BY TRW. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE DRIVER'S AND/OR FRONT PASSENGER'S OUTBOARD SEAT BELT BUCKLE MAY NOT FULLY LATCH. FORD CROWN VICTORIA BUILT AT ST. THOMAS ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/29/01 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS BUILT AT ST. THOMAS ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/29/01. LINCOLN TOWN CARS BUILT AT WIXOM ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 3/27/00 - 5/30/01. LINCOLN NAVIGATORS BUILT AT MICHIGAN TRUCK PLANT FROM 4/11/00 - 5/31/01. FORD WINDSTARS BUILT AT OAKVILLE ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 3/23/00 - 5/30/01. FORD RANGERS BUILT AT TWIN CITIES PLANT FROM 3/28/00 - 5/30/01, AND ALSO AT THE EDISON PLANT FROM 3/13/00 - 5/25/01. FORD F-150 TRUCK BUILT AT NORFOLK PLANT FROM 4/18/00 - 5/25/00; AT ONTARIO PLANT FROM 5/10/00 - 5/28/01; AT KANSAS CITY PLANT FROM 9/11/99 - 5/25/01; AND AT CUAUTITLAN PLANT FROM 5/16/00 - 6/9/01. FORD SUPER DUTY F-250, F-350, F-450, AND F-550 TRUCKS BUILT AT KENTUCKY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/27/01; AND AT CUAUTITLAN PLANT FROM 5/16/00 - 6/19/01. FORD EXCURSIONS BUILT AT KENTUCKY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 10/2/00. FORD EXPEDITIONS BUILT AT MICHIGAN TRUCK PLANT FROM 4/11/00 - 5/31/01.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 7, 2003

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The courtesy lamps on affected running boards may overheat when exposed to moisture and road salt. Overheating may cause the lamps and boards to melt or start a fire. Dealers will replace the wiring harness for these running boards.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 20, 2001

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Ford has recalled certain 2000-2001 Excursion, Expedition, F150, F250, F350, Focus, Taurus, Mercury Sable, Lincoln Continental, Navigator, and Town Car vehicles due to a defect in the wiper motor gear case. The wiper motor could overheat and malfunction, which may cause the wipers to stop working as designed. Dealers will inspect the wiper motor and replace the gear case cover.

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Drive Train, September 12, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.

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2001 Ford F-150 Questions and Answers

chadsterjjb4, 2001 Ford F-150, 5.4L V8, Marengo, IA

I have a 2001 f150 offroad lariot Automatic with overdrive after having tranny fluid flushed by jiffy lube now when its cold I have reverse but once its warmed up theres no reverse and all of my ot...

jls, 2001 Ford F-150, 4.6L V8, Gettysburg, PA

I got the part to replace the one that set off the check engine lt. but I don't know where it is. HELP PLEASE !!!!!

trixie, 2001 Ford F-150, V6, Bridgton, ME

I need an estimate to have a leaking gas tank replaced along with a new brace.

noBSinmich, 2001 Ford F-150, V6, Canton, MI

how do I get to the bulb that lights the heater / fan control panel to replace it? It is located in the center of the dashboard, below the radio.

noBSinmich, 2001 Ford F-150, V6, Canton, MI

How do I get to the headlamp switch to replace it? Does the small dash panel insert simply "pop" out somehow to get to the switch? If so, how do I get it out?

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2001 Ford F-150 Reviews

Truck is great I could not ask for more the only thing wrong with it are the rear doors release cables that got damaged. no rust all factory with 245,000 miles and counting.

Nice truck except for one thing. It's rusting out all over the place. The bottom of the truck is a mess. Had to replace the bed and numerous parts of the suspension due to rust. Now the radiator bracket is rusted out.....that's another $1200. The truck only has 100K on it but to a point now that it may not be worh the repairs. The truck has never been near salt water and most of the rads around here don't use salt. Would look at all other trucks before I would buy another one of these.

Great vehicle, has only 180k on it, and still extremely strong. Feels like this engine is ready to go another 200k. Brakes and suspension are extremely reliable, avoiding 2 major accidents due to the quick reation of the vehicle and the ABS system. Only had one small fender bender (to my truck at least), and we see what vehicle has driven off from it. 3600 to fix theirs and 300 for mine, what a deal.

I have had my 2001 Ford F-150 for 10 years and it has 231,000 miles on it. I've had a few problems with it, but I extremely happy with the service that it has given me. Soon I'll buy a 2012 Ford F-150. I wouldn't have anything else.

I bought my 2001 F-150 6 years ago on ebay for $3500 with 98K miles and have driven it hard for the last five plus years now with 230K miles it has seen very little upkeep and still running strong... Love my truck if the wheels fall off today i will still say it was a great truck

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