1997 Ford F-150 Questions

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This thing looks kind of like a shock absorber with a handle on it. The person that owned it before me did have a lot of extras added on as far as heavy duty suspension. But I cannot figure what this thing is under the seat, and yes it is attached to the truck.

seems fuse somewhere may be blown but not inside cab. is there another place I need to look

Overheated and not a drop of water in tank. Also it's smelled like antifreeze for about 2 weeks, doing know if that has anything to do with it though

I have replaced the master cylinder three times , the brake booster rear wheel cylinders ,shoes and front pads bleed brake each time .

when I try to move the seat it may move very little . the other buttons move the seat up& down

Doesn't seem to do this when I'm running around town, only when I'm on the highway.

Runs fantastic in park/neutral. Runs fantastic when on the gas. Wants to die when idling in gear, gets worse when truck is warmed up. Any Ideas. Truck sat for a couple years, I did put some sea foam in it and have ran out roughly 1/4 a tank of gas. Plan on running the tank empty and then putting some premium in w/fuel injector cleaner to hope this helps...but anyone got any ideas where to start if that doesn't work??

When motor and truck has not been driven for a while it will make an annoying hollow sounding moan when put into gear..especially when backing up. can hear it at an idle but becomes more pronounced when in gear. usually goes away aafter driven for a while. it has high miles but was well maintained. was told it could be carbon build up in IAC??? any ideas appreciated..Im blonde..a woman and a senior....(-: help?

could the speed sensor make the engine mess up

Unless I slowly accelerate the truck will hesitate or stalls all the time. No hesitation once it is moving. Just had oil pump replaced when problem occurred. Mechanic tried replacing the crankshaft pulley (harmonic balancer) and ran fuel injector cleaner, but did not resolve it. Spark plug and wires done a year ago.