Ford F-150 Lightning Repair and Maintenance

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

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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.

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.

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.

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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 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 ...
Have had since new 11/2000. Have flushed and changed all fluids prior to 13K. Added second set of tires then, changed to '04 Wheels, Bilstien shocks, '04 Lights (4corners, fog), Front bumper facia, Added signal mirrors. Has bed liner with H/D soft cover and vent visors. Black with fiberglass air induction hood. Ported and polished air horn and throttle body. At 29,500mi and NO time trials, ON t...
LOTS OF POWER, JUST NEEDS SOME ADJUSTMENTS WITH EXHAUST AND INTAKE FROM FACTORY

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