Recently (about a month ago) I purchased a 1999 Ford F150 XLT Triton V8. It was purchased as a work truck/second vehicle. And I must say I am in love.
But being a used vehicle it has a few quirks I hope to get handled (thus my search for and finding this -so far- awesome forum.)
- The electronic odometer is off and on. I suspect a lose connection. As yet have not had the time to pull the dash to examine it. Not a prime consideration at this time.
- The power door locks are a bit sluggish. Thankfully I believe I have a fix for that from How To Fix Failing and Sluggish Power Door Locks, an article I located the first day on this site (Thanks!)
- My biggest concern is the ever on "Service Engine Soon" light. The truck runs great but I am still concerned. With some time off of work finally becoming available I plan to get a Repair Manual and Scanner to find out what the computer has to tell me.
There is a bit of a problem (at times) which I suspect is connected to the light's presence: when traveling on the Interstate, Cruise Control set and the truck running fine, I unset the Cruise Control and the truck wants to shift up and down very quickly and hard two or three times. Also sometimes when not using the Cruise Control when I accelerate and then lift my foot from the accelerator it will, again, do the quick shift described above.
Examining the engine I noticed a cable to the left of the carburetor(?) (as you face the engine). I suspect this is connected to the kick-down? It goes from a lever to the computer located over the left front wheel well. Anyway this cable as a bit of slack in it. Is that normal?
Once I get a scanner (or get my mechanic friend to do a scan) I'll post what codes we get and provide other information. Hopefully this thread can detail my progress on getting this vehicle in top notch condition.
Thanks for bearing with my saga!
Be well, y'all!