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

Engine Runs Rough at Idle

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.

Oil May Leak Onto Starter From Passenger-Side Head Gasket

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.

Noise from rear end when turning

If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, there is an updated differential clutch kit available.

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2001 Ford F-150 Questions

oil pres 0 to normal lose of power and a knock (1 answer)

a/c compressor went out and tension pully broke. the tension pully rubbed hole in timing cover. Replaced a/c compressor and pully. Drove about 3 miles and then noticed that the oil light came on pressure was 0 then went to normal back and forth turned around and it started making noise and loss o...

truck want go into park (1 answer)

Gadges quit working and battery died.put a fully charged battery on and it dies (1 answer)

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2001 Ford F-150 Recalls

Possible Corrosion of Fuel Tank Straps

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.

Recall 05V388000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.
Vehicle With Installed Southern Comfort Running Boards Recalled Due to Board Lamp Failure

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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2001 Ford F-150 Reviews

Bought my truck from a family member who owned it for 15 years. As soon as I bought it, it had a few problems, but I put about $700 or so into it and it's been running great ever since. Love my truck and I'm super glad I bought it.
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...

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