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2004 Ford F-150

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2004 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.

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.

Engine -- Verified

Our technicians tell us the spark plugs in this engine can be very difficult to remove. Ford has issued a service bulletin (08-7-6) to address this issue, which includes a recommended procedure on how to remove the plugs. Failure to follow the recommended procedure can result in the one or more spark plugs breaking off in the cylinder head.
The recommend procedure is as follows. Using this procedure will greatly reduce the chance of bre...

Miscellaneous -- Brian Glastetter and 4 others

Water leaks that appear at the headliner and rear seat area have been known to be coming from the rear high mount stop light. The gasket that seals the light becomes warped over time and allows water to enter through the stop light into the cab area. A revised stop light is available, but I have found that properly placed caulk or foam tape will work also.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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

2004 Ford F-150 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., February 21, 2011

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The clock spring jumper wire behind the driver's air bag may come into contact with the lower horn plate, resulting in damage to the wiring. If this occurs, the air bag warning light may illuminate or the driver's air bag could deploy unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injury or a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the jumper wire with a new design, which includes a protective mesh cover. This recall is expected to begin on February 28, 2011.

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Engine, May 6, 2004

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Ford has recalled certain 2004 F150 trucks for a concern with the manufacturing of the fuel tank. Fuel may permeate the liner of the tank, causing an odor, a leak, or a Check Engine Light. Leaking fuel and vapors are flammable and hazardous. Dealers will replace affected fuel tanks.

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Engine, September 17, 2004

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Ford has recalled certain 2004 F150 trucks for a concern with the manufacturing of the fuel tank. Fuel may permeate the liner of the tank, causing an odor, a leak, or a Check Engine Light. Leaking fuel and vapors are flammable and hazardous. Dealers will replace affected fuel tanks.

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Engine, July 29, 2011

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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.

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2004 Ford F-150 Questions and Answers

Drews F150, 2004 Ford F-150, 4.6L V8, Upland, CA

Noticed small puddle of water under truck under the tranny. Looks like water or coolant. Looked at heater hose in the engine bay looks like its leaking by firewall.

Ronjon21, 2004 Ford F-150, V8, Defuniak Springs, FL

i pulled into garage, turned truck off. 5 min later, cranked it, put it in reverse, a thump sound, and now no reverse. any thoughts

hockey226, 2004 Ford F-150, 5.4L V8, Hampton, VA

Loud grinding noise in drive been told possible transaxle for 4x4 trying to engage by its self. stops if I switch to 4H any others have this problem and if so what was the fix

daddyd, 2004 Ford F-150, 5.4L V8, Snellville, GA

I HAVE CUSTOM RIMS ON MY TRUCK. LATELY I'VE BEEN HEARING A SQUEAKY TO A SCRUBBING NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT WHEELS WHEN I MAKE RIGHT OR LEFT TURN. MY TIRES ARE NOT TOUCHING THE WHEEL WHALE...

rlmiii1999, 2004 Ford F-150, 5.4L V8, Wilmington, NC

i put 05 motor in my 04 truck. truck want crank. had pcm flashed still want crank

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2004 Ford F-150 Reviews

I bot new in Sep 2003. Just sold with 141,000,mostly trouble free miles. 5.4, XLT, Super Cab, 4x4. MPG: 9-11 city, 14-15 highway. Had cab high cap entire time, installed cat back duals in 2005. Greatest truck I've ever owned or driven. Can't say enough about it.

I absolutely hate this truck, first ford i have owned (all others being Chevrolets) and i have had nothing but bad luck and mechanical failure nightmares with this piece. This truck suspension is carp my two axel flat bed trailer with two quads squat it. The TRITON V8 5.4L is a JOKE, my Vortec V6 s-10 will drag this thing around. The Interior is the cheapest yet, i am a builder and most of my time is spent getting in and out of my vehicles and the trucks seat are hard and the cloth covering them are GARBAGE. I will NEVER i mean NEVER buy another F.ound O.n R.oad D.ead again.

This has been a very comfortable and quiet vehicle. It does eat brakes & rotors fast but it is very heavy and well built so worth it over the long haul.

I bought the truck to pull our 21ft camper. And, yes it does a great job. I recently found out after the warranty expiried, there was a design fault in the brake rotors. They get hot and warp, causing braking hazard. Replacement cost $860.00! ouch

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