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Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 08-01-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,641
Posted By Jermsy
Clean your throttle body. I have a 2010 4.6 3v...

Clean your throttle body. I have a 2010 4.6 3v and the throttle body is actually super easy to remove so you can get it super clean. also, check to make sure all of your vacuum lines are connected....
Forum: Maintenance Shop 08-01-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By Jermsy
check your VSS. on my 94 it was on top of the...

check your VSS. on my 94 it was on top of the rear differential. you can check it with a multimeter but if it were me I'd just replace it. they're only like $15.
Forum: Maintenance Shop 08-01-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Jermsy
Alright, don't hate on me, I'm a 3rd gen mechanic...

Alright, don't hate on me, I'm a 3rd gen mechanic and I always tell my customers to try this first before they go dropping big bucks on chasing down the 420.

http://youtu.be/5icTmYItwiE
Forum: Maintenance Shop 08-01-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,466
Posted By Jermsy
you're going to need to replace both sides but...

you're going to need to replace both sides but before you do - pull your steering column apart and check your ignition switch to make sure it isn't burned up. Most of the blower motor problems I see...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 08-01-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,545
Posted By Jermsy
In any type of wiring where there is one solid...

In any type of wiring where there is one solid wire and one with anything else - solid colors are generally negative and striped/multi color wires are positive.
...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 07-28-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By Jermsy
I've had a few different kinds of nerf bars on...

I've had a few different kinds of nerf bars on different trucks and I have 3 toddlers.
They all have pros and cons - the higher metal ridges keep them from slipping but my daughter puts her knees up...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 07-28-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 848
Posted By Jermsy
2010 SCREW - Black Power Steering Fluid

Howdy,

I was getting my truck prepped for a road trip next week when I noticed my power steering fluid reservoir was black and had a line of sediment built up above the fill line. I check...
Forum: Maintenance Shop 07-25-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Jermsy
When they just do a drain and fill, they're just...

When they just do a drain and fill, they're just pulling the drain plug, pan, swapping the filter and gasket, and replacing the exact amount they took out. That leaves a ton, most of it, still in the...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 07-25-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By Jermsy
Yeah the problem is securing the magnets. you...

Yeah the problem is securing the magnets. you could glue some rare earth magnets on the hidden sides of the plastic. home depot sells some small circle ones that may be strong enough. I've used them...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 07-25-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Jermsy
2010 SCREW interior replacement/upgrade

Howdy,
Well, I was in the market for a 2014 Platinum but I ran across a deal on a 2010 XLT SCREW I couldn't pass up. I detail higher end new sales for a few dealerships down here and a buddy told me...
Forum: 2009 - 2014 Ford F150 07-25-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By Jermsy
I own a detailing business and run across this a...

I own a detailing business and run across this a lot. those plastic latches wear out over time and the stupid thing wont stay closed. I generally tell the customers there are 3 options: buy a new lid...
Forum: Detailing & Cleaning 07-25-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By Jermsy
Eh, as long as parents let their kids have gummy...

Eh, as long as parents let their kids have gummy bears and Big Red in the back seat, detailers will be okay. :jester:
Forum: Maintenance Shop 07-25-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Jermsy
The cheapest quote I got on mine was $700 here in...

The cheapest quote I got on mine was $700 here in texas. The dealer wanted $950. $500 seems fair to me if they actually do it. make sure they actually hook up their fancy machine to swap the fluid...
Forum: Maintenance Shop 07-25-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,739
Posted By Jermsy
Okay, your truck has the honor of having a self...

Okay, your truck has the honor of having a self contained throttle body. The IACV is actually built into the throttle body - which is what would've gotten blocked up from not changing the air filter....
Forum: Maintenance Shop 07-25-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By Jermsy
Agreed. Here's just my two cents from a gas...

Agreed.
Here's just my two cents from a gas problem I had on a 94 4x4. took it mudding, broke the filler hose and got water all in my tank. Because these tanks are metal, it tarnished the inside. I...
Forum: Maintenance Shop 07-25-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By Jermsy
Window: if you're hearing the clicking under the...

Window: if you're hearing the clicking under the dashboard, it's a bad resistor. If you're hearing the clicking in the door itself, either the motor is locked up or the tracks are jammed up. pull the...
Forum: Maintenance Shop 07-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 843
Posted By Jermsy
May want to check out your ignition switch. pull...

May want to check out your ignition switch. pull it out and check it with a multimeter. A lot of times you'll actually see burn marks on the switch itself.
Forum: General F150 Discussion 06-27-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,719
Posted By Jermsy
Remote Start Add-Ons

I've searched the forums and haven't found much in the way of remote start add-ons for F150s with factory keyless entry.

I've installed countless keyless entry and alarm systems in my years...
Forum: Stereo/Audio 06-20-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,644
Posted By Jermsy
Amazon (where I bought it for $11) has it listed...

Amazon (where I bought it for $11) has it listed as currently unavailable. Here is the exact same one on ebay for $30ish: http://r.ebay.com/tYN7Qm

I've seen other guys use fiberglass and bondo to...
Forum: Stereo/Audio 06-19-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,644
Posted By Jermsy
Magnets

Good question - should've mentioned that - The mount dash is angled slightly which does most of the holding. However, I had some rare earth magnets left over from a different project and glued them...
Forum: Stereo/Audio 06-19-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,644
Posted By Jermsy
My 2010 F150 iPad Install for $56

Hello, this is my first post. I just paid off my 2010 F150 XLT and have freed up the money to customize and upgrade bits and pieces.

I saw a youtube video where an fabrication shop had installed...
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