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Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-15-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
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The switch completes ground to the light, and not...

The switch completes ground to the light, and not "power". This is done to prevent sparking when a switch such as this is operated.
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-15-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Nice work! You applied a clear coat, which is key...

Nice work! You applied a clear coat, which is key to long time protection.

Many here have done the same with the plastics fusion paint, but then they fail to apply a clear coat that provides the...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-15-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
LED = Fancy lights?

LED = Fancy lights?
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-15-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Perhaps the exhaust fumes got to him. I hope...

Perhaps the exhaust fumes got to him. I hope not.:unsure:
Forum: General F150 Discussion 05-15-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
We don't delete a thread; we move it to a better...

We don't delete a thread; we move it to a better suited forum if we deem it's in the wrong place, or we move it to trash if we deem the thread is causing trouble with forum members. The later is what...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 05-15-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
The fact that the car was running hot laps around...

The fact that the car was running hot laps around a track would not bother me...it's what the car was designed for.

:thumbsup:
Forum: General F150 Discussion 05-15-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,858
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
So, did you buy another used same year, same...

So, did you buy another used same year, same optioned truck?

The manufacturers have to move forward with designs, otherwise no one would buy a new car. While we can debate the issues of why they...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-11-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
What model truck do you have? As Jojodapyro may...

What model truck do you have? As Jojodapyro may be leading to, either you or a previous owner may have swapped out the cluster for a fancier one, and now the A/C compressor does not engage unless you...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-11-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Did you press the button at the end of the gear...

Did you press the button at the end of the gear selector (if column shift)? The turns on/turns off the overdrive. It may be that you have two seperate faults, and the overdrive lamp in the cluster...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-11-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Do a search here on the 5.4 cam phaser issues and...

Do a search here on the 5.4 cam phaser issues and read up. The 5.4's are known for wear in this area when they reach high mileage, or were not maintained well in the oil changing schedule. It's...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 05-11-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Google automotive electrical connectors. You will...

Google automotive electrical connectors. You will eventually find them. You may have to locate then call a few, but they are out there.
Forum: General F150 Discussion 05-11-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Why not just leave it be? I see way too many of...

Why not just leave it be? I see way too many of these trucks with gobs of chrome on them, which looks like a pimp mobile, and not a truck.

Remember too, the more weight you add to a truck, the...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 05-10-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Don't do it! You'll end up buying one, and never...

Don't do it! You'll end up buying one, and never looking back!

I went with the big horse diesel, and I'll never be a gas engine owner again when it comes to towing. Same trailer on my 2007 gas...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 05-10-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,539
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
I'm betting that the Ford engine engineers...

I'm betting that the Ford engine engineers learned from the issues of the Triton engines (cam phaser issues, spark plugs) to make sure these did not crop up in the latest series of engines.
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 05-10-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,698
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
I would have been suprised if they had the part,...

I would have been suprised if they had the part, and no Ford dealer within a decent range of the dealership doing the repair did not. Most dealerships have a working relationship with parts depo...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-10-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
I just can't get into the front look of the new...

I just can't get into the front look of the new F-150's. The headlights are gaudy IMO.
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-10-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
"For off-road use only". Love to see how...

"For off-road use only".

Love to see how manufacturers sell stuff with that clause, knowing it gets used on public roads daily.
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-10-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Put yourself into the "liability" position of the...

Put yourself into the "liability" position of the shop you are asking to perform the alignment. You want it aligned, they do it, and then you have a tire wear abnormally. Even if they write down on...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 05-10-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
This last sentence is what wraps it up. A dealer...

This last sentence is what wraps it up. A dealer that calls you, apologizes for the inconvenience with a full tank of gas? They get a star for that one, and at the very least, a warm handshake from...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-09-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Most cars and trucks these days utilize an E-Fan....

Most cars and trucks these days utilize an E-Fan. They use less space, they cool better, and don't cause any drag on the engine to operate. This equates to slightly better MPG, although you and I...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 05-09-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
:thumbsup: I am able to maintain a schedule as to...

:thumbsup: I am able to maintain a schedule as to when my truck oil needs changed. I tow with it drive it every day, and can actually change its oil without a light or software telling me when it...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-08-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
Or, buy a locking one.

Or, buy a locking one.
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 05-08-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
I'd start by obtaining the wiring schematic for...

I'd start by obtaining the wiring schematic for your year truck. Then using it with the color codes for each of the non working circuits, trace and test each one until you find the fault(s).
Do you...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 05-08-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
All engines produce crankcase pressure, due to...

All engines produce crankcase pressure, due to the spinning mass (I.E. crankshaft/rods). In days long ago, there was a downdraft tube that allowed the pressure and oil mist to simply escape into the...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 05-08-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Mod (Ret.)
IMO, too many "coders" think folks are too stupid...

IMO, too many "coders" think folks are too stupid to know when to change oil. Seems cars in the past lasted without having to be told, so why now is it so important to remind lazy folks to change...
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