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Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 11-17-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Shadow351
Looks like all new vehicles sold in the US after...

Looks like all new vehicles sold in the US after September 1, 2007 were required to have TPMS.

The Dealer might be able to disable the system if you are running aftermarket wheels, but I'm not...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 11-17-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Shadow351
The 2 valve 5.4L (the super duty engine you...

The 2 valve 5.4L (the super duty engine you linked to) is $400 cheaper because it is an older design and is less powerful, rated at 260hp and 350ft lb stock.

The 3 valve 5.4L (available in the...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 11-16-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Shadow351
I believe Motorcraft batteries are made by...

I believe Motorcraft batteries are made by Johnson Controls, the same company that makes Optima batteries as well as several other brands.
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 11-16-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Shadow351
1997 was the first year for the Expedition, so...

1997 was the first year for the Expedition, so I'm assuming you mean it is a 1997 Expedition. If you had a 10th Gen F150 (1997-2003 + 2004 Heritage) I believe it would fit as the 1st gen Expedition...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 11-16-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Shadow351
I don't suppose you can see anything if you shine...

I don't suppose you can see anything if you shine a light down the tube? I've never had a problem lowering the spare tire on my 04 the few times I've had to move it (FPDM, a wiring harness issue, and...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 11-02-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Shadow351
When you do the enable procedure from the keypad,...

When you do the enable procedure from the keypad, do you get a horn chirp followed by a honk (indicating the feature has been successfully enabled)? Have you tried the procedure using the interior...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 11-02-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Shadow351
Preventative maintenance is great but with only...

Preventative maintenance is great but with only 48k miles, replacing control arms and wheel bearings seems premature to me, if they are not showing excessive wear. My 209k mile 2004 FX4 still has...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 10-26-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Shadow351
I third the FPDM recomendation. Drop the spare...

I third the FPDM recomendation. Drop the spare tire and do a visual inspection. If it is corroded/cracked, replace it. (remove the module and check the back, often the back corrodes through first) If...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 08-03-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Shadow351
These engines are notorious for collapsed lash...

These engines are notorious for collapsed lash adjusters and damaged cam follower rollers. I'd pull the cam covers (valve covers) off and have a look, you should be able to tell pretty quickly...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 08-03-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Shadow351
Are you just looking for faster acceleration?...

Are you just looking for faster acceleration? Have you tried a tuner? I don't know what all is available, but I would definitely be looking at one of those before dumping the significant amount of...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 08-03-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Shadow351
The speedometer is completely internally...

The speedometer is completely internally controlled by the instrument cluster based on a CAN Bus data signal from the PCM. If the the speedometer is the only problem you are having with the IC, it...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-27-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By Shadow351
Overdrive Servo snap ring broke and lost...

Overdrive Servo snap ring broke and lost overdrive a little after 170k. $2400 at the local transmission shop to rebuild and install a towing shift improvement kit with a 5 year warranty. Trucks got a...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 07-21-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Shadow351
I suspect the special tools are for rear calipers...

I suspect the special tools are for rear calipers with built in parking brakes, you have to rotate the piston as you compress it. My old Mercury had those and they were a PITA to compress, it ended...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-10-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Shadow351
I checked the instrument panel wiring harness...

I checked the instrument panel wiring harness damage and I don't see how it could be causing my HVAC issues so I pulled the EMTC, took it apart and sprayed electrical contact cleaner into the mode...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-03-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By Shadow351
Don't know how much working room you have, but...

Don't know how much working room you have, but you could try removing the pins from the original connector housing and installing them in the replacement connector housing. No cutting or splicing...
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