I got this truck in 2000 from my father after it blew up, and have since had the engine rebuilt and added fiber glass fenders to give it a more aggressive look and to improve its performance. Anybody have some opinions on this? General Comments: I haven't done most of the miles that are on this truck, but I plan to keep her for another 10 years. This truck can make it through almost anything, and the 4. Check the front tires especially for wear and this will immediately tell you there is an aligment problem. Paint severely coming off on cab roof, hood, and front fenders. It controls the transmission shifting off engine vacuum.
Yes Review Date: 29th June, 2012 Faults: Transmission at 300,000. The transmission was a quart low. I bought it when the engine and tranny went up in my Prelude. Model year 1989 Year of manufacture 1989 First year of ownership 2009 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 4. I believe the best mileage I ever got was 13 with the granny 4-speed and 3.
The cooling system is rock solid. First, start with the drive shaft, then the transfer case, and then the front cross member holding up the front axle or shift on the fly hub locker. I jacked the front of the truck up till tires cleared grount, I then had a friend turn the steering back and forth makeing comlete turns till it stops each way, while I tightened the screw on the rack where your steering shaft meets at the radiator. It does require a special tool to remove the retaining nut. But it will make More sense to me.
This is about one third of the total oil in the unit. The check engine light service engine soon comes on and stays on when a problem is detected by the self diagnosis system of your vehicle. Everything was Jake until I had to smog it Calif. I agree, replace it, don't bypass it. Ended up replacing the steering column easier than fixing the key assembly. Year of manufacture 1989 First year of ownership 1989 Most recent year of ownership 2009 Engine and transmission 5.
Haynes manual also does a fair job of describing the process. The suspension is hanging, I then use spring spacers, load helpers, that can be acquired from any auto parts. The noise can mean there is bearing and gear damage from oil starvation. Rear still works as new. My 84 was acting in the same way. They finally decided that old F250 was more of a safety risk than it was worth. Make the best of it by employing some of these tips to save as much as you can on your fuel economy.
Front gas tank fuel pump not working. Also replaced slave cylinder and hydraulic line. It has been owned and very well maintained by a service tech it's whole life. It starts up immediately in any weather since I tuned it up. Exhaust has an annoying tick on acceleration. Accelerate smoothly and anticipate red lights and take your foot off the gas ahead of time.
Cats got clogged, and cracked exhaust manifold at 325,000. This will definitely improve your gas mileage. Everything is nice except the bumper is a little crooked, because it has been hit, but it isn't dented, and you can barely tell it is crooked until you look at it close up. Try purchasing a higher-octane fuel. She is still going strong. On mine, i believe the front is 19 gallons and the back tank is 16 gallons.
Try to remove shock nuts and bolts, I cut them with saws all and grinder. I don't need something with a lot of power or off-the-line zip, but just something that will tow a small load decently, and get great mileage. I am thinking about buying an Inline-6 F150, and wondered what you guys thought about them. Left rear leaf spring slipped out a little. Buy a high-performance air filter which will help increase horsepower and acceleration. It's there for a reason. The transmission whines in all gears except fourth, which can be annoying if you don't have the radio on.
Generally, the problem is in the emissions or something that is affecting the effectiveness of the emissions, but other causes can trigger the light to come on, too. Usually working off a diagram I draw mine out on scratch paper first, My notes may be chicken scratches to some. Faults: It started with the ignition key being stuck. Yes Review Date: 22nd February, 2010 Faults: Replaced alternator twice. All this was probably due to hard driving habits, and using it as a wood truck for 5 years. However, i have seen front tanks for sale that are 16 gallons also, but they may be just smaller replacement tanks that fit. Fan switch has to be shimmied to get it to turn on.
It has had some problems, but so does any 21 year old truck. Dads fuel injected truck F-150 2wd wasn't that great on fuel Thanks for the replies, guys! The old thing runs like a top other than the shifter. General Comments: This truck is very strong. New brake lines at 146500 miles. You don't become the world's best selling truck for half a century unless you're doing it right. It is so low mileage that it should be good for another 10 years of use. You can leave the locking hub in place.