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Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-04-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By memoniz
An ignition module not mounted right or not...

An ignition module not mounted right or not having good contact or even just faulty could cause that problem. The thing is, you are not going to know what the problem is until you find it. You need...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-04-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By memoniz
PO171 and 174 codes

I recently replaced both pumps in my '96 300-6 auto and now getting PO171 and 174 codes. I have looked on line at the 8 or so suggested things it could be. I was wondering what people have found...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-04-2016, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By memoniz
What did it do? Just stopped working or slowly...

What did it do? Just stopped working or slowly fade away? I just put two Spectra's in and got my truck running about two/three weeks ago. I'm getting 171 and 174 codes now.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-22-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By memoniz
If I'm not mistaken, I remember someone saying...

If I'm not mistaken, I remember someone saying Crutchfield sells them but they're quite pricey.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-22-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By memoniz
I replaced my pump a few years ago with a Auto...

I replaced my pump a few years ago with a Auto Zone Duralast model and I don't have any whine. Might be I got lucky, but I'm happy with it.

Come to think of it, I didn't replace it, another...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-19-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By memoniz
I agree. White line, passenger side firewall in...

I agree. White line, passenger side firewall in engine compartment.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-19-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By memoniz
One day on the highway, it started flashing so I...

One day on the highway, it started flashing so I pulled over on the exit and shut the truck off. After I restarted, I drove up the exit and went across to the entrance ramp. At that point I saw a...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-18-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13,321
Views: 975,554
Posted By memoniz
My truck has been off the road for several...

My truck has been off the road for several months. Been driving my old E150 van. Do not enjoy that. So last week, I finally took off my bed, ordered and replaced both fuel pumps, but on new shocks...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-18-2016, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By memoniz
My O/D light flashed occasionally just before the...

My O/D light flashed occasionally just before the transmission crapped out. Went on for months on occasion. My truck would shift really hard when this happened. When it happened, I would pull truck...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-18-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By memoniz
Sorry to see that.

Sorry to see that.
Forum: Exterior 09-16-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,283
Posted By memoniz
Like what you are doing to your truck. I don't...

Like what you are doing to your truck. I don't know if you have some wood working experience, but I noticed you are using pine. That is fine and dandy, but it does not stain evenly. I suggest...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-15-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By memoniz
I would say you probably did do something to it...

I would say you probably did do something to it if it didn't sound like that before and now coolant is getting in. I wouldn't think the head or intake warped in that short a period of time. I have...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-13-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By memoniz
To answer your other question, the pumps are...

To answer your other question, the pumps are sitting right on top. I'll be able to take them out standing over it. Be aware that you don't want to drive the lock ring with something that will cause...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-13-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By memoniz
Removing the bed is one of those things you think...

Removing the bed is one of those things you think "boy, this is going to suck". But it really doesn't. Living in Raleigh, rust isn't a big issue. I have 6 bolts and only one gave me a problem, and...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-13-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By memoniz
I have the bed to my truck off right now,...

I have the bed to my truck off right now, changing both fuel pumps. I drove for years with my fuel gauge working on and off on my front tank. That pump went out early in the year. My rear tank...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-12-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By memoniz
A few years ago, I tried a 160, a 180, and back...

A few years ago, I tried a 160, a 180, and back to a 195 in my '96 4.9. Without any doubt, the truck runs better with the 195. I wouldn't worry to much about the brand unless your "brand name...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 06-22-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By memoniz
Well, both pumps are now dead. So the question...

Well, both pumps are now dead. So the question is, would be easier to pull the bed and get to both tanks that way or drop the tanks? One tank is nearly full, the other half full.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 06-22-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By memoniz
More information on your truck would help....

More information on your truck would help. Assuming your truck has a PIP sensor in the distributor, my first guess would be that. There are ways to test it, you can find it in a Haynes book or...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 06-21-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By memoniz
Procrastination pays off

'96, 4.9, auto

Six months ago, I came out of a store and my truck would not start. After trying to get it to run, I about gave up, flipped to the rear tank, and it started. I flipped it back and...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 06-21-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By memoniz
Check the white (should be that color) vacuum...

Check the white (should be that color) vacuum line in the engine compartment near the firewall on the passenger side. My truck has a bundle up there where one white line loops back to an actuator...
Forum: Drivetrain 06-19-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By memoniz
My truck has always been that way. At 45 miles an...

My truck has always been that way. At 45 miles an hour, it will struggle with what gear it needs to be in. If it is on a flat to declining road, it will shift into OD. Then if I start going up hill...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 06-19-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By memoniz
Well, I figured it out. I have the wrong...

Well, I figured it out. I have the wrong starter. I got the one for a manual transmission instead of an automatic which the manual has a shorter throw.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 06-19-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By memoniz
Starter, relay, or other issue

This is what my truck was doing. I start it at least 25 times a day. As of recently, I would hear the starter "whirl", but not every time. I would turn the key and it would start on the second or...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 05-21-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By memoniz
Mine dropped a few miles per gallon when I...

Mine dropped a few miles per gallon when I switched to bigger tires. Also I think my downstream O2 sensor has been disconnected when the transmission was done. My engine light is no longer on and it...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-03-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,057
Posted By memoniz
I have a '96, 300, e40d that I bought new and it...

I have a '96, 300, e40d that I bought new and it has 348,506 miles as of yesterday. Been through 2 transmissions, two distributors, radiator, fan, bench seat, getting ready to change front fuel pump,...
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