2005 Ford F-150 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Ford F-150

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2005 Ford F-150 Problems

Updated Differential Clutch Kit Available if Rear End Noise is Heard

If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, this could be caused by a failing differential clutch kit. An updated differential clutch kit available.

Spark Plugs May be Difficult to Remove

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 breaking a spark plug.

1. Break the spark plugs loose when the engine is warm.
2. Turn each plug 1/8 to 1/4 turn and soak the treads with 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of Motorcraft Carburetor Tune-Up Cleaner or a quality penetrating oil. Do not try to remove the plugs at this time.
3. Let the threads soak for at least 15 minutes.
4. After the soak period, tighten and loosen each spark plug, working it back and forth until the turning effort is reduced. Then, you can remove the spark plug.

There are special tools available to remove the broken spark plugs and repair shops will often charge additional labor time, over and above the quoted spark plug replacement cost, for the removal of each broken spark plug.

Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak

The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.

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2005 Ford F-150 Questions

ABS acting up, when i disconnect the module it doesn't do the same. safe fix? (2 answers)

a friend said to not worry about it that its only the module thats messed up he could take it off and just clean it.. is there a safe fix i can do. or should i just take it in.

battery draw keys off (1 answer)

have 8amp draw kills battery have pullsd sll fuses relays radio headlight switch ele defrost heater controls hot wire battery to alternator no luck truck will start with hot battery takes 4to5 hrs to die

dead battery (1 answer)

haye 8amp draw pulled evey fuse&relay pulled radio& headlight switch still have same draw

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2005 Ford F-150 Recalls

The Driver's Air Bag Could Deploy Without Warning

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.

Ford Recalls 2005–2006 F150 and Lincoln Mark LT Trucks for a Brake Booster Vaccum Hose Issue

Ford has recalled certain 2005–2006 F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT trucks for a concern with the brake booster vacuum supply hose. On some vehicles, the hose may swell where it attaches to the intake manifold, causing it to lose retention force. This may cause the hose to become detached from the fitting, which can result in reduced vehicle braking power. Dealers will replace the rubber hose on the brake booster vacuum supply assembly.

Ford Recalls 2005-2006 F150 Trucks Due to ABS System Light Failure

Ford has recalled certain 2005-2006 F150 trucks for a concern with the instrument cluster anti-lock brake system (ABS) lamp. On some vehicles, the ABS lamp will not illuminate. If the ABS system malfunctions, the warning light will not come on. Dealers will recalibrate the instrument cluster.

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2005 Ford F-150 Reviews

we have had this truck for 5 years, bought it used and have done nothing to it except brake pads and oil changes it has 119,600 miles on it and runs great, it pulls our boat very well also.!! We previously owned a 2002 Ford F150 that had over 200.000 miles and we didn't have a problem!! We swear by Ford Truclks
Best truck I have ever owned. 49,000 miles and only repair outside of regular maintenance has been replacing rear axle seals & turn front brake discs. It actually could have gone more miles on the disc's, but I'm pretty fussy bout brakes pulsating even a tiny bit.
I love the new ford pickup... however it idles a little rough, the A/C doesnt blow cold all the time at idle, the brakes are noisy, the engine is sensitive to types of fuel(intake ping), and grey cloth interior very easy to stain.

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