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Q: head gasket replacement on 2004 Ford F-150 Lightning

does the engine in my 04 lightning have to be removed to do head gaskets
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The instructions say remove engine on the 5.4L big job says labor to remove heads and grind valves if needed is 18 hours. Before starting work you better make sure to read the workshop manual and see if there are special tools or that you feel competent to take on such a big job. There are two companies that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You can get a one week subscription or year subscription very cheap. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores and much cheaper than the factory manual try Alldata which is very easy to navigate or Mitchell on line and get an online repair manual subscription.
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