Ford F-150 Lightning Repair and Maintenance

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

Ford F-150 Lightning Problems

Oil leaks from intake and valve covers

Oil leaks can develop around the intake manifold gaskets and valve cover gaskets.

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.

Change Power Steering Fluid to Avoid Steering Pump/Gearbox Problems

Failure to change the power steering fluid can cause the fluid to become gray with metal particles. The contaminated fluid can damage the power steering pump resulting in a growling noise when the wheel is turned; the damaged pump will require replacement to eliminate the noise.. Life of the power steering gearbox and pump will be shortened if the fluid is not serviced regularly.

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Ford F-150 Lightning Questions

When I lock my doors the inteor lights stay on and run down battery (1 answer)

This happens after washing truck or after rain

Why doesn't my truck stay running ? Idles rough then dies (1 answer)

I've changed the fuel filter & the IAC valve , but atill no luck

my truck shudders in overdrive,its a 4r70w transmission, (1 answer)

it goes thru the gears great but it wants to shudder when in overdrive
If i kick it down it picks right up but under slow acceleration shudders
could this be the shift control solenoid?

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Ford F-150 Lightning Recalls

Recall 07V336000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN 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.

Ford Recalls 1992-1994 Vehicles for Belt Tension Issue

Ford has recalled certain 1992-1994 E and F Series vehicles due to improper tension in the accessory drive belt. On some vehicles, the belt can detach from the pulleys, which can cause multiple system failures. Dealers will install a new tensioner pulley, drive belt, belt guide, and idler pulley.

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Ford F-150 Lightning Reviews

I've had a '94 Lightning for six years now & will never let it go. At 150,000 miles it is very reliable with scheduled maintenance.
i think its a fun truck love to beat ricers with it
i own a 99 ford lightning and the problem is that the truvk doesn't run as it should be 1st of all when i am at racing the truck takes to long to change gears and its not giving the performance its known for it feels slow at the take off it changes gears to slow and i just need some help with what might be the problem with it! and its previous owner changed the pully to a bigger one because he ...

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