Remove the support of the radiator and condenser. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Chilton repair manuals can save you money on maintenance and repair bills. One person cannot easily do all the things you need to do to remove a big heavy engine and transmission assembly from the engine compartment. If you are a dealer, we recommend going through Rotunda, which is our supplier who we are offering a 20 percent rebate through. The codes are defined as to what system is affected. Remove the two steering gear bolts and nuts.
We knew that if we moved to high-strength aluminum, it would reduce weight but still maintain the strength of the vehicle. Refer to High Voltage Disabling. The 2015 Ford F-150 rolled off the line in November 2014 with a revolutionary new design — anchored by the use of lightweight aluminum in the body and bed. Connect the ground lead first when using test probes. Ford dealerships will begin to sponsor independent body shops immediately. It may help to remove the hood to improve access to the engine as repairs are preformed refer to Chapter 11 if necessary.
Unlike some other products, nothing is left out, and there are no annoying upsells. Read all removal and installation procedures carefully prior to committing to this job. The 2004-2014 Ford F150 Repair Manual by Chilton, covers U. If you're a novice at engine removal, get at least one helper. Install the frame rear bolts 2 and tighten to 160 Nm 118 lb.
This page explains how to get the codes without any special tools. Handle all electrical components carefully. Although the program is not mandatory, Elizabeth Weigandt, dealer communications manager at Ford, says that as aluminum components in mass-market vehicles become more common, becoming aluminum capable will be a business best practice. The body has panels that can be more easily removed so that other aspects of the vehicle can be fixed, which is also going to reduce costs for repair. Install the lower steering intermediate shaft. Participants will set up and tune a welding machine, address safety issues, prepare metal surfaces, learn and perform proper welding techniques, and identify and correct weld defects.
A 4-second pause occurs between each code. Install the wheel speed sensor wiring harness 2 to the frame on both sides. Many shop owners are concerned about the high cost associated with becoming aluminum capable. Tighten to 23 Nm 17 lb. Remove the front tire and wheel assemblies.
Plan the operation ahead of time. Remove the front bumper fascia. Connect the electrical connectors to the electronic power steering assembly. Install the front bumper fascia. Welds will be practiced in both vertical and overhead positions. They learned Ford recommended techniques for aluminum repair and did more hands-on practice repairs. Install the lower ball joints to the steering knuckles.
Remove the wiring harness retainers 3 from the frame and the lower control arm Figure 1. Locating a suitable place to work is extremely important. Ford F-150 technical information including graphics, labor times and part pricing are currently available in the February release of. Connect the pressure and return line and install the steering line clamp plate bolt. Connect the negative battery cable from the battery. Information concerning engine removal and installation and engine overhaul can be found in Part C of this Chapter.
Weigandt recently spoke with FenderBender about the Ford F-150 Collision Repair Program and what shops need to know about the recognition process. Remove the frame 4 from the vehicle Figure 2. If equipped, install the skid plate and the bolts. The cylinder heads are also cast-iron and the block-mounted camshaft operates pushrods and rocker arms for valve actuation. For this reason, sectioning a part is only allowed if supported by vehicle maker repair information. It can be sectioned without a complete replacement. Is that something Ford kept in mind during the construction of the vehicle? Remove the engine support fixture from the vehicle.