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Back up lights stay on in all gears
If you can remove fuse number 5 in the fuse box under left side of dash turns off the lights when you have the vehicle running then you have a shorted neutral safety switch on the transmission. You should replace...
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is 356.00 too much to get an oxygen sensor replaced on a 2004 ford f150
An oxygen sensor for your vehicle probably costs in the neighborhood of $60. There are four oxygen sensors on your vehicle. Labor time on each one varies, depending on location, but also depending on which engine you have. Per sensor,...
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My steering also feels loose and my brakes need to be done.
The loose feeling in the steering may be related to the service advancetrac warning, but it is not likely the need for brake service is related to the loose steering. The suspension control system has detected a fault and a...
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How long does it take to change rear end on 2003 ford f150
The time depends on whether you are dropping in a pre-assembled (re-built or used) axle/differential or are talking about re-building what you have. To just remove and re-install the entire assembly would require roughly 7 to 11 hours depending on...
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99 for f150 starts then shuts off immediately
Hi There, I would suggest checking the idle air control valve to be sure it is not sticking. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine...
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Just bought a f150 stx 2005 and it has the older looking instrument panel and I was woundering if I could changed it to something
Hi there. In general, it's more of a hassle to try an upgrade OEM dashboard from 2005 to newer configurations. Although size wise, they will typically fit well, it is possible that you'll have connectivity issues with the ECU. There...
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Own a 1989 F150, unusual rattling sounds in R and D, not in P or N, sound is back when giving it gas but goes away when cruising
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to do is check around the vehicle, specially under the body where heat and other protective shielding may be used, the exhaust hangers holding the exhaust pipe, and under the hood....
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White smoke from exhaust smell like gas 1997 Ford F150
Hi there - check for problem codes first, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. I don't think it's a computer problem - more likely a coolant temperature sensor malfunction or leaking injector making it run rich. Check...
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I have a 2002 Ford F-150 single cab has a rod knock and dies while driving
Hi There, The rod knocking you are hearing in your 2002 F150 may be related to a rod bearing that is beginning to fail. Adding additional oil to the motor may temporarily solve this, but it will eventually come back...
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in my 1994F150, The check engine light flashes off when under a load and goes on when not, What's the problem?
Hi there. Typically when a CEL flashes but does not stay activated, it's due to loose electrical connectors on sensors, or other fuel, emissions, ignition or transmission components. However, when the light is triggered, it should store an error code...
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I broke a fuel injector plug in, how do I replace it?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The type of repair you need to do is going to depend on what side of the clip you broke. If you broke the fuel injector side, you will have to replace the injector...
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Airbag
Hello and thank you for your question. Air bags are a useful safety feature. If you live in a jurisdiction where auto inspections are mandated, the vehicle might fail inspection if any essential safety equipment is non functional. If you...
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Check engine light flashes on then turns off what does that mean?
A flashing check engine light usually refers to cylinder misfiring. Misfiring should be investigated and resolved promptly - that's why the light flashes versus simply staying steady - because misfiring can damage the catalytic converter which can result in additional...
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Ignition timing
Hi There, The backfiring suggests that your ignition timing may be off, specifically delayed which is what causes the backfiring. You may also want top check to be sure the vacuum advance is working as it should. If this is...
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Whine from 2011 f150 drivetrain
Hi there. If the replacement transmission you installed was used, it's quite possible that some component inside is damaged as well. However, it is more likely that the initial diagnosis is incorrect if you are still hearing this pining sound....
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Why does my truck only go forward? I changed the shift solenoid and other sensor on the transmission.
Check the sensors and make sure that the harnesses are plugged into the right sensors. If the wiring is correct, then the shifter to the transmission may not be hooked up properly causing the transmission to stay in a forward...
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What is the problem when steering is jerking and not tight on 2003 Ford truck
What you are describing sounds like a problem with the rack and pinion gears. The rack and pinion gear set does two things: It converts the rotational motion of the steering wheel into the linear motion needed to turn the...
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F150 ecoboost poor gas mileage
You should not see the engine oil get higher unless you have excessive fuel getting into the engine from a leaking injection system like a leaking injector. You should have the fuel pressure monitored when the key is cycled on...
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Timing marks does not come back to TDC after I hand rotate it on a 5.4 2006 Triton.
When rotating the crankshaft and turning the engine over, the camshafts will realign after the crankshaft has turned twice. Now, the marks on the timing chains will take around 15 rotations to line up on the timing marks on the...

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