F150 Common problems/Fixes

Discussion in 'Tech Info' started by metropolis909, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. metropolis909

    metropolis909 Full Access Member

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    webster ma
    i know its from the old forum but alot!!! of useful info in it that will halp benefit.... maybe make this a sticky also

    Cam Phasers / Cam Phaser Lockout / ETC.

    * Sounds like a diesel?!?: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/why-does...e-diesel-37637
    * Really good Phaser thread: http://www.f150forum.com/f11/5-4l-ca...oes-bad-22757/
    * Lockout or limiter?: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/cam-phas...limiter-42634/
    * Theories why the phasers go: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/any-theo...s-go-bad-36434
    * Another phaser thread: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/cam-phasers-17247/

    Gas Milage:
    TLDR: higher octane doesn't improve mpg nor does it automatically add power. Octane is a measure of resistance to ignition of the fuel. Higher octane allows higher compression. Modding for MPG is kind of pointless.

    * This thread has good info, but degenerates in the later pages: http://www.f150forum.com/f38/gas-millage-31138/
    * Some good information starts here: http://www.f150forum.com/f38/gas-millage-31138/index4/
    * Another helpful MPG thread: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/mileage-...2-lower-41096/
    * Modding for better MPGs?: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/worthwhi...cations-42379/
    * Modding for better MPGs #2: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/newb-gas...estions-41356/
    * A nifty way to track fuel cost and usage: http://www.f150forum.com/f2/fuel-cost-mpg-my-way-41296/
    * What about Octane?: http://www.f150forum.com/f38/octane-use-39299
    * Best RPM for best MPG: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/best-rpm-mpg-65639/

    General Information

    * Some wiring diagrams: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/wiring-diagrams-41510/
    * Radio wiring: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/radio-wiring-diagram-34103/
    * A good eFan writeup: http://www.f150forum.com/f33/my-efan...p-w-pics-7032/
    * Brake change writeup: http://www.f150forum.com/f33/how-rep...04-08-a-32615/
    * Gotts intake mod: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/gotts-in...ication-33219/
    * Cluster Swap writeup: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/cluster-...visited-17748/
    * Back-up Camera install: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/f150-rea...llation-24316/
    * Trim levels: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/fx4-vs-xlt-vs-lariat-42766/
    * Relocate Aux-input: http://www.f150forum.com/f30/relocat...y-input-13443/
    * Tow mirror info: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/towing-f-150-mirrors-49959/
    * Automatic Transmission Type (ATX Type): http://www.f150forum.com/f4/automati...on-type-50065/
    * Rear camera installation: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/f150-rea...llation-24316/

    Tail light tinting

    * Tail light tinting / Niteshade: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/tinted-t...mpleted-31683/
    * Thread #2: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/tinted-tails-2-a-29515/
    * Thread #3: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/tinted-t...ed-pics-29482/

    Spark Plugs

    * Spark plug change: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/spark-plug-change-19025/
    * Dealer quote for sparkplug change: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/dealersh...5-5-4-a-42469/


    * Tire size changes: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/adjustin...imeters-39001/
    * Which tuner: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/programmer-08-f150-42562/
    * Edge Evolution parameters: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/edge-parameters-41114/
    * More Evo settings: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/edge-evo...-sticky-65340/

    4x4 Issues

    * Troubleshooting Guide: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/4x4-trou...g-guide-39789/
    * IWE Solenoid: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/iwe-sole...nfo-all-46807/
    * Changing the IWE Solenoid: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/my-satur...ge-04-a-18608/


    * Help choosing: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/help-cho...exhaust-42064/
    * Help choosing: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/exhaust-opinions-42463/
    * Glasspack video: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/cherrybo...k-video-43615/

    Lift kits

    * Which kit?: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/lift-kit-better-42671/
    * 4" Lifts: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/who-makes-4-lifts-42496/
    * What about a 6" lift?: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/6-lift-w...rk-will-42009/
    * 2WD lifts: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/2wd-lift-kit-show-41455/

    Leveling kits

    * Which kit is better?: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/lift-kit-better-42671/
    * http://www.f150forum.com/f4/leveling-kit-41979/
    * Leveling: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/leveling-41232/
    * Leveling kit problems!?!: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/help-lev...roblems-40899/
    * Autospring level: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/auto-spr...ing-kit-41098/

    Picture Threads

    * Let's see those Lariats!: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/2004-08-...post-up-20980/
    * Let's see those FX4s!: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/lets-see-those-fx4s-41398/
    * Let's see those XLTs!: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/lets-see-those-xlts-42809/
    * AAK625's truck's transformation: http://www.f150forum.com/f4/my-truck...warning-53594/

    Other good links (FYI: off-site links):

    * Ford tech training videos: http://www.flatratetech.com/index.php?categoryid=4
    * See episode 22 for Cam phaser and tensioner issues.
    * Mounting lights behind grill: http://www.f150online.com/forums/art...step-step.html
    * 4Lo.com: http://www.4lo.com/
    * IWE Removal/Replacement: http://www.f150online.com/forums/200...replacing.html
    * Everything you wanted to know about IWE: http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/83...then-some.html
  2. kattumaram

    kattumaram Member

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    Additional Information:

    Re: 8.8" and 9.75" differentials with C-clip axles:

    The axle bearing inside race is the axle itself. The region of roller contact on the axle will wear, get rough and cratered out. Catastrophic failure of the bearing assembly is rare, but the worn region causes a lot of noise. Usually a repair technician will say that the axle should be replaced, but that is not necessary.

    Repair bearing/seal integrated assemblies are available. The devices move the roller contact area on the axle race outboard the width of the rollers where there is no wear. All that is necessary is to snatch out the old bearing and seal and press into place the integrated bearing/seal assembly....piece of cake. The bearing assemblies cost 35-65 bucks each depending on the application, a lot cheaper than a new axle.

    Repair bearings are: SKF R1559 for the 8.8" differential.
    SKF R1561F for the 9.75" differential.
  3. metropolis909

    metropolis909 Full Access Member

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    thanks for bump/info haha the more the better!!
  4. Tradesman

    Tradesman Full Access Member

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    Vancouver, BC
    Holy, seems like a lot of those links are to the other F-150 site I used to be a member on... I'm surprised none of my write-ups and DIY guides are on there.

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