Given the seriousness of this issue and the overwhelming incidents, I think it is time someone took action against Ford. This helps dissolve old oily residues that at times choke the engine. At 100,000 miles the 3 spark plug blew. I once spent an hour trying to fish a teeny piece of walnut shell out of one of those plugwells. Does this mean I should look into the fuel system as the problem, or should I start to check the resitance at the coil pack Learning all this by reading the Haynes manual , or replace the coil pack altogether? General Comments: This has been a great truck for me. Please do something, innocent people can not be taken advantage of by Ford.
Next check the car for a vacuum leak with a valcuum gauge. Reliabilty was my main concern, and with the well known issues the 5. Anyway, the dealer adjusted something and the problem was fixed. I finished my trip with the engine constantly stalling and running poorly. It had 60K miles on it. I drove a crew cab 2009 model in a previous job with the 3 valve 292 hp and six speed transmission and was able to get 16-17 mpg in town and 20-21 mpg highway! I use a compressor and nozzle to blow any debris out of the deep spark plug sockets.
I know of another guy that owns one around here and it has shot out 2 of them! Local Ford dealer is reluctant to work on engine because they have no idea what the problem is and the cost to repair. Overall the car has been reliable and great to drive. You stated that the Panther ended production in 2010. Fortunately the author has not encountered this on any of the 4. Dodge, no, No Fiat either. Cab corner and 3rd door rust at bottom when I bought it. Bad gas could cause a truck to run rough sometimes trash in the bottom of your gas tank from runnin' regular.
All in all a satisfying purchase. For this engine it is a more complex than normal repair given the overhead cam drivetrain. I love Ford V8s, long live the 4. At 100,000 miles the 3 spark plug blew. Even the transmission and rear end have survived amazingly. The source of the problem is a unique plug design that is made with a 2-piece shell, which often separates, leaving the lower portion of the spark plug stuck deep in the engine. Lots of questions, I know.
Many many issues and improvising to get it done. If you used a forged steel crank, a set of forged steel rods of high quality, and lightweight forged racing pistons, alloy heads, a decent inlet manifold and throttle body and mass air sensor to suit and a big duration cam the 5. Replaced oxygen sensor at 100,000km. I have always been upset by the lack of respect the Modulars get, they have always proven more than adequate and the newer 5. Part of the reason was the 3.
Model year 1998 Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2006 Engine and transmission 4. I will not go back the Auto Shop, was highly recommended, do any repairs. Replaced the plug wires and it helped but still has a vibration at idle and low rpm's. Thanks again for your help - I'll be sure to recommend this site to my friends. The Marauder engine is basically the same as used in the Aviator and Mach 1 but only in the Marauder was it backed by a 4R7xW so you need a Marauder controller. It has always used a bit of oil; A little more as it has aged. F-150 forums are full of people disappointed with the perfomance, economy, and resale of their 4.
The contact stated that the vehicle caught fire while parked after being driven for 20 minutes. Check engine light isnt coming back on. If you are driving it strictly around town, yes, 12 to 13 sounds about right. Beginning in 1996, Ford placed intake manifolds on the 4. They called me and told me that the code was for a lean fuel mixture but they could not figure out what was wrong.
Hole rusted in header at 207000. It occurs mostly on 2 valve engines, or on vehicles with over 100,000 miles raked. In the end, my 1963 Mercury, 1967 Mustang, 1972 Chevrolet Pickup and even my 1996 Aerostar have been more cost effective to operate and have outperformed this Crown Victoria due to its poor intake manifold design. This worked well for a while. The last day of production was Sept 15 2011 at St. The vehicle was parked for 2 hours prior to the fire.
I grew up with Fords and have not bought another. I prefer the engine in my Grand Marquis but the tranny in the Towncar made for a much better pick-up. I think I am going right now and take my 57 Chevy Belair for nice long ride. Spark plug ejection Figure 3. Blocks are cheap, there are plenty of crank and piston choices, and many rebuilders have experience with turbo and supercharger builds. I have purchased 6 New Truck in the past, 4 at the same dealer.
As this employee would soon have a periodic need to pull a 4,000 pound trailer, the employee was concerned about damaging his 4. There are lots of quality problems with replacements. Extensive property damage was sustained to the contact's house and personal property inside the vehicle. After 12 years + 200,000 miles, many of the rubber hoses under the hood should be replaced due to age and deterioration. I have been a loyal Blue Oval guy since I was old enough to know better 25+ years.