Got to a place the truck would not go, put in reverse, heard a faint grinding sound like I had it in a bind. One of the cars was being sold as we arrived - luck of the draw! I have a 1998 f 150 Lariat with 160,000 miles. Very dependable with lots of power still. Also I do not hear anything engaging or clicking at all. Put the truck in drive, noise went away but now four wheel drive will not work. As for performance, the truck was equipped with the tow package and is geared at a low ratio.
Any ideas on what to check for. The worst issue I have still is the exhaust manifold has a crack so my truck crackles as it runs noise wise. The wheels do not engage nor do the lights on the dash come on in either hi or low range. Truly unbelievable how the Pierson Ford handled this. If that is all fine then check the 4x4 module in the pass.
As if to prove it, the latest status symbol among the in-crowd denizens who think they know better is the pickup truck. The price was very good for the low mileage. Yes, that's right, the pickup truck. The dealer knew which car we specifically wanted to drive and had it ready. . After all, there's no one more provincial then a New Yorker.
A message to these clueless car buyers: This truck has been the best-selling truck. Full review on their google plus page. But even when I would have to drive to the cities it was smooth. For now here is the vacuum diagram of the 4x4 system so you know what to check there. I don't have to pull stumps out of the ground but I do have to carry 1200 to 1500 pounds of music equipment every weekend, sometimes over roads that are not all that well paved.
I would recommend this truck to anyone who actually needs a truck for working purposes, towing and hauling, ect. It's even more macho then a sport utility and, when it comes to image, that's what really counts in the Big Apple aside from boatloads of cash. Also may need to check the s4s shift motor. It now has 156,000 miles on it and is still running strong. I put new brakes on almost two years ago, and they work like brand new. Any information would be great! To them anything outside of metro New York City is one vast farm field filled polyester-clad clods who aren't smart enough to live in New York. Lots of power and as for gas millage about 16-18mpg high way.
Maybe that explains the price. I do not know if there is anything plastic that could do this, just trying to give you an idea how faint the sound was. Did they know, simply ignore it or conceal it? Not one engine or tranny issue yet as the previous owner as well as i took great care of it. The other day I was driving my truck in a cow pasture with 4 wheel low. It is a bit loud, but definitely not the worst.
If you don't have a repair manual and need help walking through the module test then get back to me and I will look up that procedure. I needed a new serpentine belt, but it was more of a want, It squeaked and I found it annoying, it didn't need to be replaced. Our Take on the 1998 Ford F-150 Many New Yorkers snicker at the lack of urbanity present in their fellow countrymen. I really enjoy getting the positive attention that one receives while driving. Which is relatively close to a mid size truck, but with more room and allot more truck. We did not buy the Highlander but we did drive and ultimately buy another of their cars. Ok I would first check all the vacuum lines to the front diff make sure none are leaking or cracked.
My F-150 has been good to me and has never left me stuck at the side of the road. This truck is a solid work machine and at the same time has good style and class. I believe I was intentionally deceived. The noise I heard did not sound like metal to metal grinding, more like plastic? We spoke to three members of staff and found them each helpful and courteous. I would not trust these people. I have never had a breakdown on the road, and only routine maintainance such as battery, serpentine belt and tensioner, brake pads, clutch and throwout bearing, oil and filter, air filter.
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