2002 Ford F-150 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Ford F-150

2002 Ford F-150 Problems

Ignition Coil Failure Due to Excessive Spark Plug Gap

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.

TSB For Possible Ejection of Spark Plug From Cylinder Head

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.

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.

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2002 Ford F-150 Questions

My truck keeps turning off on me and when I turn the key over it makes a clicking sound (1 answer)

Cruise control want come on (1 answer)

My truck pings whenever it reaches aproximately 2000 rpms under load or cruising at 65+ MPH (1 answer)

The truck has 128,000 miles, have checked fuel pressure and is in range, EGR checks out ok. Sparkplugs are motorcraft and have 28,000 Miles and are the right number for the truck. The check engine light is not on. It does not ping if the engine has not reached normal temperature. If I use premium...

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2002 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
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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2002 Ford F-150 Reviews

thinking about buying a 2002 FORD F-150 XLT with 219,000 on it... the truck looks new and is a one owner truck and is from kentucky with no rust.......... question is this truck worth 2,500 i world say yes myself knowing these trucks are work horses....... thanks for your alls input
I purchased my first F150 in 2012 It is a Lariat Trim,four full doors with Leather seats and all of the options available with the exception of Heated seats and sunroof. Everything works the engine is strong even though it has almost 200,000 miles. I like it so much I have added the original F series floor mats, a Tonneau Top, Bedliner, rear strip lighting and a Ford Hitch Brake light. Before...
Good looking, dependable, low maintenance, plenty of room and a smooth ride. Overall---Excellent vehicle.

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