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Most Common Ford F-150 Problems

Heat may stop working either from one or all the dash vents. Several issues have been reported but most often the issue revolves around the failure of one of the blend air door actuators. Anytime t...
An illuminated Check Engine Light and a rough running engine could indicate that one or more of the ignition coils has failed. Often times this is due to excessive spark plug gap. To fix this probl...
Oil leaks from the right-side cylinder head gasket are common. Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. The solution to addressing this issue is to install updated head gask...
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1 Known Ford F-150 Brakes Problem

The front brakes may stick, bind, or grab. This can happen when the front brake caliper pins become corroded. Cleaning or replacing the caliper pins will be necessary to correct this problem.

4 Known Ford F-150 Drive Train Problems

If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, this could be caused by a failing differential clutch kit. An updated diffe...
If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, there is an updated differential clutch kit available.
If there is a vibration or noise at highway speed, it could be from the frontdrive shaft and may require replacement of the double cardan joint. A double cardan joint is a type of driveshaft joint ...

2 Known Ford F-150 Electrical & Lights Problems

Drivers may notice the engine idling roughly, hesitation to accelerate, and even engine stalling on the Ford F-150 with the Triton V8. The mass air flow sensor (MAF) is prone to fail, and commonly...
The battery light may illuminate on the instrument panel because the alternator wire harness connector is damaged. A new connector kit is available and should be installed to correct this concern.

10 Known Ford F-150 Engine Problems

An illuminated Check Engine Light and a rough running engine could indicate that one or more of the ignition coils has failed. Often times this is due to excessive spark plug gap. To fix this probl...
Oil leaks from the right-side cylinder head gasket are common. Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. The solution to addressing this issue is to install updated head gask...
The Ford F-150 has known issues with the V8 engine ejecting spark plugs. This will make a tapping or knocking noise, plus the engine will begin to misfire at all speeds. The check engine light will...

7 Known Ford F-150 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

Intermittent rough idle may be caused by the EGR sensor sticking, causing the EGR valve to stay slightly open. The valve and sensor must be replaced together to correct this concern.
A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a warped exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.
The Ford F-150 is known for intermittent rough idling, which may be accompanied by illumination of the check engine light, and poor fuel mileage. This may be caused by the EGR sensor sticking, cau...

3 Known Ford F-150 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

Heat may stop working either from one or all the dash vents. Several issues have been reported but most often the issue revolves around the failure of one of the blend air door actuators. Anytime t...
The 2004-2014 Ford F-150 with manual temperature and fan controls may have problems with the the blower motor only blowing air on certain settings. Most commonly the fan will only run on the highes...
The 2009-2014 Ford F-150 with automatic climate control may have a problem with frequent fan speed changes when using the heater or air conditioner. This includes F150 Harley Davidson, King Ranch, ...

0 Known Ford F-150 Maintenance Problems

0 Known Ford F-150 Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known Ford F-150 Suspension & Steering Problem

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 ...

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Known Ford F-150 Problems & Complaints

Heat may stop working either from one or all the dash vents. Several issues have been reported but most often the issue revolves around the failure of one of the blend air door actuators. Anytime t...
The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.
Oil leaks from the right-side cylinder head gasket are common. Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. The solution to addressing this issue is to install updated head gask...
An illuminated Check Engine Light and a rough running engine could indicate that one or more of the ignition coils has failed. Often times this is due to excessive spark plug gap. To fix this probl...
A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a warped exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.
Spark plugs in the Ford F-150 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 plu...
The Ford F-150 has known issues with the V8 engine ejecting spark plugs. This will make a tapping or knocking noise, plus the engine will begin to misfire at all speeds. The check engine light will...
If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, this could be caused by a failing differential clutch kit. An updated diffe...
The gears for the timing chain can strip, causing the engine to crank but not start.
Intermittent rough idle may be caused by the EGR sensor sticking, causing the EGR valve to stay slightly open. The valve and sensor must be replaced together to correct this concern.
The 2009-2014 Ford F-150 with automatic climate control may have a problem with frequent fan speed changes when using the heater or air conditioner. This includes F150 Harley Davidson, King Ranch, ...
The 2004-2014 Ford F-150 with manual temperature and fan controls may have problems with the the blower motor only blowing air on certain settings. Most commonly the fan will only run on the highes...
The EGR orifices in the intake manifold may plug with sludge. If the truck has high mileage, this may cause engine misfire when first accelerating because too much EGR gas is directed into the cyli...
If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, there is an updated differential clutch kit available.
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