Ford F-150 Repair and Maintenance

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

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Ford F-150 Problems

Engine restarts very rough when warm

When cold, the engine started up and idled OK but after driving it somewhere then shutting it off and trying to restart, it barely started and ran very rough for a while. Pulled the codes out and they were 172 and 211. The 211 is regarding the PIP signal. Replaced the ignition control module ($54.99 from Advance Auto Parts) on the driver's side fender well and now it runs like a champ.

Rough Idle Caused by EGR Sensor Sticking

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.

Water leak at high mount stop light

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.

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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.

Can I use parts from a '99 on my '98? (Wheels, seats, running boards, etc...? (1 answer)

I have a great truck (in my mind) but it needs a little help. What other year F-150's can I use parts from when fixing up my 1998 truck?
My wheels are completely rusted and I want to grab some off another truck (with their permission of course). Will any F-150 5 lug fit?
Also, can I swa...

Rear brakes locking up when it rains and early in the morning when I pull off. (1 answer)

I have a 1984 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck my rear brakes are locking up when it rains and when I pull off early in the morning. I"ve taken my truck to several places including Pep Boys and they all say they cannot find anything wrong with my brakes. Please help me?

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Ford F-150 Recalls

Seat Back Frame Not Welded Sufficiently

The manual reclining driver's side front seat may have a seat back frame that is not welded sufficiently. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the seat back frame free of charge to resolve the concern.

Brake Fluid Leaks From Master Cylinder

Brake fluid may leak from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster assembly, resulting in a possible reduction or loss of braking. Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder and if necessary the brake booster free of charge to resolve the concern.

Automatic Transmission Shifts To First Gear Unexpectedly

The vehicle's automatic transmission may shift unexpectedly and suddenly into first gear while driving, which can result in a loss of vehicle control, sudden slowing of the vehicle and possible transmission damage. Dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module with updated software free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Ford F-150 Reviews

I bought this truck almost 9 years ago. I don't abuse it but made it work hard. T-boned a GMC SUV with it (totaled it) I had to buy a new bumper $135. When they say Ford tough they are not kidding. I have the V6 and pulled a 30 ft RV across 2 mountain ranges and it still runs good. Had to replace an axle assembly at 220,000 miles. and the ABS pump is gone but I would and do trust it with m...
I have a 1998 f150 Lariat 5.4 auto trans I was planing on buying a wrecked 2002-04 with a 5.4 and trade out the motor and trans would I have to change anything else like on board computer and so on. Thanks
I leased a 2015 Ford F150 in February 2016. At this moment, it has 6164 miles on it. Last week, I left my house to run errands and got about 5 minutes from home. I stopped at a stop light and when I accelerated to go, the truck started shimmying and I lost acceleration. Thankfully, I was at a place that I could pull over and get off the street. I turned off the truck, sat for about 5 minut...

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