Ford F-150 Repair and Maintenance
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Ford F-150 ProblemsEngine 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.
Turned on heater and got cold air. set it to 90 and the the temp guage got to half and only got a small amount of heat. vehicle started to have windows fog had to turn on A/C to clear them. It was working fine just two days ago last time used.
An oil leak may develop from the the right side head gasket. Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. Our technician tell us an updated head gasket is available to correct this concern.
Ford F-150 QuestionsFront wheels heating up intermittently? (1 answer)
Put on new front brakes & rotors. Few days later started heating up. Pulled apart, checked everything, added new calipers. Few days later started heating up again, intermittently. Any experience with that or ideas about cause/fix?
It wants to shift down then up, and on the level okay
Are the engines the Same from 97-08 on the 4.2's minus the intakes? I need to replace mine 97's 4.2
Ford F-150 RecallsSeat 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 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.
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.