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Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 05-07-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
The Ford dealer finished my truck last week. It...

The Ford dealer finished my truck last week. It was an enormous labor bill - around $3600 which included a one week car rental. I have been pretty thrilled to have it back and be driving it around...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-23-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,734
Posted By Dan3292
This is now long after the fact, but I realized I...

This is now long after the fact, but I realized I never posted the results from this. I ended up ordering both a front and rear new Spectra gas tanks from Amazon along with the straps sets ($200) and...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-22-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
I'm going to keep blathering on here, just in...

I'm going to keep blathering on here, just in case others may find this useful. Onward with the rusted spring tower/rad support project.

The 3rd independent body shop I thought I was going to...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 04-21-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By Dan3292
It must have been the alternator. I cleaned the...

It must have been the alternator. I cleaned the battery terminals really well and the battery itself checked at 12V, but I had the same problem again today. Had to be towed in for service.
Forum: General F150 Discussion 04-20-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By Dan3292
Truck dims at high speeds

I was driving on I-95 today and at fast speed, noticed my battery voltage down real low and lights, etc. dimming badly. Slowed down and got off at next exit and voltage and dimming corrected.
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Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-09-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
Right, thanks. Here that is Central PA or the...

Right, thanks. Here that is Central PA or the mountains out of the Philly or NYC metros.

For the life of me, I do not understand the gigantic, over-stuffed cabs on the new trucks with every...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-09-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
A new development... That 3rd independent body...

A new development... That 3rd independent body shop finally came through with a labor estimate of $750 for the spring towers and radiator support if I supply the parts.

I just ordered a whole...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-07-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
Still out here struggling with the spring tower...

Still out here struggling with the spring tower replacement and radiator support issues. But first, some interesting thinking...

I have been to three independent body shops for estimates up here...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-02-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
What is the concensus on replacing the 18yo...

What is the concensus on replacing the 18yo shocks at the same time I do the spring towers? I also notice there are other fittings I might present to the installer like shock bracket or spring...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-02-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
So, I am thinking to break apart the two repair...

So, I am thinking to break apart the two repair items: spring towers and radiator support, and maybe have the dealer do the spring towers if I supply him the parts and leave the body shop to do the...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-01-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
Just_call_me_sean: I have no idea what would...

Just_call_me_sean: I have no idea what would happen if a spring tower failed (or how often such a thing happens). The mechanic that said that he had crashed into a tree didn't have anything to gain...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-01-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
Well, your responses are inspiring. My...

Well, your responses are inspiring. My hesitation started last fall when I took it into a tire place for oil chg + snow tire mounting. The tire place knows me as a regular customer. They seemed...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-01-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
I am not sure if this will help or not but my...

I am not sure if this will help or not but my real thing is to decide whether to keep stringing along my 96 or not. I took a picture of the radiator support, but was very difficult to photograph....
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-01-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
As I said initally, I do not have the tools,...

As I said initally, I do not have the tools, skills, or right location to do these repairs myself.

Yet, it seems as if you are all saying that the radiator support and the spring towers are...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-01-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
I have been the only owner of this car and I have...

I have been the only owner of this car and I have never had any work done to the radiator itself, so it is as you say. I take it the radiator sets into that whole assembly that goes across the front...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-01-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
The way they showed me that the radiator supports...

The way they showed me that the radiator supports were rusted out was by opening the hood and looking down toward the bottom corners of the radiator. The estimate quotes part number F4TZ16138B which...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 03-31-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,097
Posted By Dan3292
Hard to part with my 96 XLT - should I?

For a bunch of years now, I have been pasting my 96 XLT back together. My latest is failing PA state inspection due to: rusted front spring towers and rusted-out radiator support. I have seen from...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 06-12-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,678
Posted By Dan3292
Since I had the work done, I have not had any...

Since I had the work done, I have not had any further issues with my brakes. I guess I never got a good enough look at any of my rusted sections to determine whether they rusted out from the inside...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-22-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By Dan3292
I may be all wet, but your story was reminding me...

I may be all wet, but your story was reminding me of doing the same with disconnecting the battery every night. My problem was a busted "door open" switch on the passenger door. The symptom was...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-22-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,734
Posted By Dan3292
Rear Fuel Tank Leaking

I took my 1996 F150 in for Pa. state inspection to my local Ford dealer. They said my rear gas tank is leaking and it is dripping gas onto the spare tire. I was unaware of the leak (it must be tiny)...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 10-06-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,678
Posted By Dan3292
I went ahead with the stainless steel brake line...

I went ahead with the stainless steel brake line replacement which was completed yesterday. Just for future reference of any other poor fools trying to get a handle on this, the only place I could...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 08-30-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,678
Posted By Dan3292
Thanks for getting me started. I am looking at...

Thanks for getting me started. I am looking at their Ford Truck catalog, page 134 at Pre-Bent Stainless Steel Brake Line Kits and it shows the picture but only available for years 80-86, Item...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 08-29-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,678
Posted By Dan3292
Non-Rusting Brake Lines

My 1996 4WD F150 sits outside in a very humid location. The long and short of it is that I have lost my brakes now four times and had to be towed in for repair. It is also pretty hilly here in PA and...
Forum: General F150 Discussion 09-12-2008, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By Dan3292
Frustration shopping for new truck

I have started looking at new trucks due to rust issues I am having with my 1996... see thread https://www.f150forum.com/showthread.php?t=11145

Everyone is saying "What a great time it must be to...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-08-2008, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By Dan3292
1996 XLT in damp location

I am the original owner of a 1996 XLT which still looks mint. About four years ago, I moved to a house just feet from the Delaware river in Pa. with heavy tree cover where it is constantly damp and...
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