It does have some common reoccurring problems you should be aware of. The 99 Ford F-150 stayed with the curvy, aerodynamic styling that had been such a hit since the 1997 model rollout. Rich goes over common problems with a Ford F150 with a 5. My 3 spark plug on the passenger side blew straight out of the head and destroyed the ignition coil pack. Office Address: AutoWise, 809 N 30th St. You cant even get a remanufactured one because there not getting them back fast enough to fix the old one.
It was a popular option all the way from its inception in 1996 to 2010, in all of its iterations. I'm not getting any cooperation from my dealer and in the research I have done on the net, it appears that this is a problem with several models and engines. It appears that Ford has issued a technical bulletin to their dealers and the solution is to replace the defective cylinder head. That leads to an out of time engine with valve damage and metal particles throughout the engine. These plugs generally last around 100k miles but they are a bear to remove when you do go to replace them. But when something goes wrong and the camshaft timing goes bananas, you should expect lots of drivability issues and over-the-top levels of emissions and exhaust smoke. Had it towed to the dealer and then it started.
My father in law has a 1999 Ford F150 with a triton v8 automatic tranny and he is having some starting issues. Owners that want to find out more info about this technical service bulletin can contact Ford Customer Service at 800-565-3673 or Lincoln Customer Service at 800-521-4140. The next day when driving the truck I noticed it still had a miss in it. Dealer can't look at it for 2 weeks, so does anybody have any ideas? The general consensus is that this type of ignition system is the most efficient design offering independent control, but the coils do suffer from failures likely related to heat. Did they actually check fuel pump pressure? These components are instrumental in providing the volts necessary for sparking the spark plugs.
Others debate about the problems with over-torquing or under-tightening. Pulled a load test on the battery and everything was fine but wont start. Where do I start to look? These wells can also fill up with oil or coolant and that can also affect the performance of the coil. Limped the vehicle home for approximately 25 miles with a strong odor of gas, was worried of potential engine fire but needed to get home with my travel trailer and atv. More details are available in another article I wrote which include step by step instructions on at home. Prior to this, the only viable solution was to actually replace the head altogether. Unfortunately this problem typically happens over 100,000 miles, when the vehicles are out of warranty.
The base problem usually being low oil pressure when hot. Failure of the Fuel Pump Driver Module This problem is typical for the Ford F-150 with a 5. Located at the engine's cylinder heads, they are responsible for providing the electric spark to ignite the vehicle's fuel's mixture. Safety and crash data from and. The truck has received proper maintenance. We could even call this problem a common one for the Triton engines produced prior to 2004.
Vehicle was operating in traffic at the time of the incident, the blown plug created a noteworthy distraction and sudden loss of power requiring the vehicle to be maneuvered out of the traffic stream. So keep reading or skip to the bottom to get to the juicy parts. That is what Ford technicians do advise to this day, despite the cost involved. I came across a form website where it looks as though other people have had the same problem. In its earliest F-Series applications, notably the 1997 to 1999 model years, the 5.
In this case, the domino effect is more than likely. It is still a bit of a mystery of why this happens in the first place. Problem data is gathered from and is based solely on reports received from vehicle owners. This specific vehicle platform uses a module to control fuel line pressure by pulse width modulation of the fuel pump. They are pretty easy to replace though. Sometimes they can cause problems.
At the dealer, we generally see these trucks go a long time with this misfire condition. Ford issued some tools for easier removal, but only an experienced technician with enough time on their hands can be certain of replacing the spark plugs without breaking them. As its surface is exposed to the elements, salt, water, and dirt build up on its aluminum casing and cannot be washed away as it is in contact with the steel frame. Thus the dirt and salt build-up is evaded. This problem could be caused by so many different things. Taking it back to the place that did the work on it.
So here we are and what do we do now? Well the Triton motor has special plugs and costly to get changed. The engine in question is a 5. Nevertheless, the problem persists and one buying a vehicle with a 2 valve 5. While searching on-line for a rebuilt motor. Ironically, the reverse problem is happening in the same engines where the in the engine. Because the electrode is welded to the bottom part of the shell, it creates a natural breaking point.
Needs to be addressed before someone is seriously injured. Solenoids that work properly help the engine operate at peak power and efficiency. You should check out Tuning the 5. If you have any doubt of excessive oil consumption, you should first check oil pan for leaks and damage. It will cause a light jerk or bucking that some say feels as if you may have transmission issues. These deteriorate with age and weak spots in the rubber can cause the spark to jump to the plug well instead of the spark plug. Over time, vibrations, salt, and water do irreparable damage to the casing and dirt enters the driver module causing short circuits and making permanent damage to the smart junction box.