2001 Ford F-150 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Ford F-150
2001 Ford F-150 Problems
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.
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.
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.
2001 Ford F-150 Questions
Had the holes blown out and new plugs installed. Mechanic could not find a "trail" leading to the plugs externally. Truck ran fine for about 20 min. (Note: I was pulling a 22' travel trailer) then the problem came back. Misfiring and running rough between 1000-2000 RPM.
Did a fault code check got, code P1518,P1401,p1409 Unknown power train DTC 3x
Truck will idle fine and run in Park, Reverse, Neutral but when placed in any forward gears Drive, 2nd, or 1st unless you idle it up with foot on gas pedal. No codes.
2001 Ford F-150 Recalls
Vehicles sold or currently registered in states using corrosive chemicals to de-ice the roads may have fuel tank straps that can rust prematurely and fail. If the fuel tank were to shift as a result of a broken strap, the fuel lines could separate or the fuel tank could contact the ground. In either case, a fuel leak could develop, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank straps with straps that have increased corrosion protection. Early in the campaign, if replacement straps are not available, dealers may install a cable support under the strap as an interim repair or a steel reinforcement over the existing strap as a permanent repair. This recall is expected to begin September 12, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11S21.
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.
2001 Ford F-150 Reviews
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
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...