Engine Cooling problem 2000 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic Until recently I have noticed a rather big problem. I have had situations where a customer switched to synthentic and began having oil consumption problems or gone from std to syn and had the same issue. What is being done about this as it seems to be a very common complaint?. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control 157 problems. Ok I just went and picked up a 2000 F150 that I inherited from my grandfather today. Respectfully, this is often the case.
To comment further, it sounds like if the trans does work but quits that the wiring to it, is intermittant. The current and failure mileages were 190,000. Signed, another unhappy Ford owner. On a Sunday so had to complete the run, fixed it with a spark plug insert and replaced individual coil that was blown apart by the plug, but truck has not run right since. Both Ox senors and the trans control are in trouble People who butcher up and give up also don't have the background so it ends up in someone elses posession and they have the same thing all over again, so here we are. The transfer case is shifting now but it seems that the hubs are not. I do know the trans came from a truck that had caught on fire in a guys yard and burned the engine compartment.
Why is Ford not being forced to take responsibility for this failure? I don't know if it would not pull or what. It went into gear and drove for about 100 yards then just quit. Guys I'm at a stand still. I put a lot of info in that post so it could have been easily over looked. A witness stated to the owner that the truck sounded like it was trying to start it. I don't think that he would regularly maintain things so the trans could have been getting water in it and he could have never known. On the fifth fuse I started the truck up and it took the fuse without blowing.
I have to check the tightness of the plugs every six months or they will loosen up and blow out. It will idle but that is it. What do you guys think? This was all the day before the fire. I looked at it last night and never got a chance to post. I also was wondering why I would still have both oxygen sensors bank 1 and 2 sensors 1 faulty. Your woking on someone elses mess and poor workmanship.
There is no attempt to start -- no clicking. Right rear spark plug blew completely out on trip from wyoming to vermont. You are working with unknowns. The transmission acts like it is gone but then it pulls for a short time and then quits pulling. I useually change my oil 6 month intervals. I'm going to try and see if there are any fuses that may effect this tomorrow. Dealer would not cover it under warranty.
Did you ever have this problem before? I will get a chance to look at it in the morning and get some more details on what I see is wrong. Does this anything to be worried about? I called around to see what a replacement tranny would cost and found out that there were two different ones install and they are not interchangable. It has 236,000 miles and is in decent shape. Truck had no modifications no leaks no previous problems with the exception of the cruise control which quit working in sept or oct at 1800 the truck burst into flames on lh front from under hood truck was parked 3 hours totally cold truck was totally destroyed. The service engine soon light came on, and the light panel over the radio began flickering between off, dim, and normal. Ok well in my next to last post I put that I had found the connector for the o2 sensor pinched between the block and trans.
I've owned cars with aluminum heads before so for Ford to claim its a torquing problem and the fault of the owner is disgraceful to all the people that maintain their own cars. The connector was badly melted as well. While parked he noticed flames from underneath the hood of the vehicle. This is not right because I'm looking at a bill of several thousand dollars to get this fixed. The dealer and manufacturer have not been called at this time, but will be called. Your sorting out a mess so be patient. My grandfather was an avid duck hunter and would go through water crossings past the bottom of the doors.
The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2000 Ford F-150 in 2000. The consumer was going to take pictures of the vehicle. Where has my oil gone, whats burning it up in 6 months fast enough where at these intervals theres no reserve? I have recently had some trouble with the four wheel drive not engaging, I have changed the shift motor on the transfer case and that did not cure it. It has different numbers than the one that is in my truck now. The consumer had just gotten out of the truck about five minutes prior.
On the morning of June 5, 20007, the vehicle appeared fine until she heard the neighbors screaming. The entire front end was destroyed. Replaced 4 fuses and they kept blowing with a flash. I can only help just so much from here. This is the same truck that has already been recalled once, still have a burn mark on the master cylinder reservoir from where it almost burst into flames in my driveway one day, thank god I just so happened to have the hood up to replace my coolant when it happened, or the whole truck would have burnt down, I managed to pull the fuse before it did, but for this to happen on top of that is ridiculous. Then the brake lights went out.
I have owned Fords for the last 18 years, but this will be my last. Other than that I would have to overhaul the engine and chane that. The fire chief stated that the fire started on the driver's side under the hood. If there is a big issue with the transmission, it might be a fuse because one fuse powers a lot of items including the transmission solenoids. The spark plugs were torqued in using a torque wrench, but work loose with time. From reading various Ford forums and message boards, this is a known problem that Ford should be held accountable for on the 4.