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Old 10-13-2012, 01:12 AM   #31
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'97 scab, 4.6, 2wd, short bed; 213,000. What broke? Radiator at 196,000,
water pump (2nd) as I think about it, a power steering pump @ 210,000.
Oh yes I've replaced tensioner and idler, x-mission over haul at 210,000, alternator at 205,000, fuel pump and a/c pump, but because I wanted to avoid breakdowns not that they failed.
Still untouched engine, etc, etc. surprises me with it's reliability, mileage and lack of the problems I read about on this site.

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:13 AM   #32
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Year: 2009
Cab: Screw
2wd or 4wd?: 4wd
Auto or manual: auto
Miles: 37,000
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Whats broke:

HVAC Blower Motor Relay/Controller fried 3 times (10k mi, 25k mi and 35k mi) under warranty for first 2 had to pay out of pocket at 3rd because I was 1 month over warranty....
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:46 AM   #33
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Year: 2004
Cab: Scab
2wd or 4wd?: 4wd
Auto or manual: auto
Miles: 80,000ish (135,000kms)
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Whats broke:
4X4 solinoid on the front diff, lower ball joints (both) rear axle seals (both) and that is it...I keep the maintenance up and have done all the fluids a few times and spark plugs once. The truck looks and drives as a new one.

I have a Superchips programmer, true duel side exit exhaust, Gotts mod with K&N and a transmission shift kit-the little 4.6 pulls very hard.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:32 AM   #34
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Year: 2006
Cab: Screw
2wd or 4wd?: 2wd :/
Auto or manual: auto
Miles: 150,000 miles in about 10 minutes.... It had 149,985 miles on it now.

Whats broke:
Ball joints, tires, bent a rim( my brother) about to have to Put my 4th set of motor craft breaks on ( because I need new wheel bearings)
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:45 PM   #35
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Year:2011
Cab:Screw
2wd or 4wd?:4WD
Auto or manual:Auto
Miles:32,000

What's broke: Nothing so far (knock on wood). However, that's not to say this truck isn't costing me money (with all of the mods/add-ons). I purchased this truck based upon the 125,000 trouble-free miles I had with my previous 2003 Ranger, and I'm hoping that the Ford Factory crew that designed and built that tuff li'l sucker also created this beast.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:41 AM   #36
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Anyone think a honda is more reliable?
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:39 AM   #37
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Year: 2002
Cab: super
Drive: 2wd
Engine: 5.4
Trans: auto
Miles: around 60,000 when I bought it in 2005. Over 130,000 when sold in 2011.

Dead battery, corroded batt terminals, light bulbs on AC controls, right side rear blinker light.

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Anyone think a honda is more reliable?
Hell no
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:35 AM   #39
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Year: 2002
Cab: super
Drive: 2wd
Engine: 5.4
Trans: auto
Miles: around 60,000 when I bought it in 2005. Over 130,000 when sold in 2011.

Dead battery, corroded batt terminals, light bulbs on AC controls, right side rear blinker light.
Battery isn't Fords fault though.
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Honda more reliable? They are known for reliability-probably more so than Toyotas so the comparison between Ford products and Honda is not equal.

I think Fords are getting more reliable than they have ever been but have a ways to go to catch the Hondas...

I will tell you that I am not really impressed with the complex 4 wheel drive system on the '97-04 F 150s...
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