Tip & How-To about Ford F-150

Flat tires

If you have a flat tire before you go to the trouble of taking the tire off the vehicle buy and keep a tire repair kit for tubless tires. If you get a flat, jack up vehicle and find problem with tire. Ninety percent of the time it is a nail in the tire. With tire still on the vehicle pull out nail and follow instructions to put patch in. ( ex. pull nail out. put glue on tool supplied. place in hole. put patch on tool and dunk in glue. Insert patch into hole and twist to insert patch. Cut off excess patch. Your done. Inflate tire. ) This saves you time and money and is as good a fix as you will get at a garage. Good Luck

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how do i change a tire on a 1988 ford f-150


Before doing anything make sure you have air in your spare..,A good Jack and spare tire removal kit....The kit should be under or behind the passenger seat..I don't like the factory Jack it comes with because sometimes you need a good strong block of wood to achieve the height you need to contact the vehicle..and sometimes they don't work correctly...Some spare tire release tools are under the hood..It is a long skinny rod ...You have to use rod or rod kit to stick through the rear bumper at the slot and turn the rod counterclockwise after you feel the rod connect with the release mechanism..,Lower the spare until it touches the ground then keep turning so you can have enough slack to remove cable from spare tire...Set parking brake while in park and use the lug nut removal tool to break loose the lug nuts before raising vehicle..They are removed counter clockwise..Don't take nuts off just break them loose...Block front wheels for safety with anything solid you can find if you are stranded..If you can't find anything rely on parking brake..It should be safe in park but safety first....Jack vehicle up..,remove all lug nuts put them in a safe clean place don't lose them..Remove flat tire..Install spare..Start each lug nut and tighten them all tight by hand..Snug each nut clockwise in a star pattern ..Get them good and tight but don't try to hurt yourself or break the stud...Lower vehicle,remove Jack..Snug each lug nut once again for safety..Put flat in truck bed for now rather than back in the spare storage area because it has to be repaired..Crank spare cable that held spare under truck clockwise until it stops.Remove tool..,Gather all tools used., remove blocks from front tires.,Head to a tire store...

Feb 21, 2015 | 1988 Ford F 150

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why are tires that have flat spots from sitting over a year not safe to drive on?


The vehicle has probably been stationary for over a year if there are flat spots. But flat spots do not make the vehicle completely unsafe to drive. So long as the tires are not flat you may drive it slowly; keep it under 60 km/h (40 mph) and buy some new tires. Once you hit that speed the vibration will remind you to keep it slow.

Jul 11, 2014 | 2003 Toyota Corolla

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How many cans of fix a flat can i put in one single tire?


it depends on if you want to be able to fix the tire. the compound in fix-a-flat will keep the patch from sealing inside the tire.
so instead of a $15 repair, it might be a $120 tire.

Apr 09, 2012 | 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD

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changing rear flat tire


Find jack follow instructions to raise vehicle after parking brake is on. Remove lug nuts and take wheel with flat tire off. Replace with the spare tire and tighten lug nuts. lower vehicle, put jack , lug wrench and flat tire in vehicle. Drive to a tire repair store and fix the problem.

Dec 11, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Caravan

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can a dealership sell a Mazda RX8 without the emergency spare tyre kit


Sure they can. That is not a mandated safety feature such as air bags or seat belts. They have no legal requirement to make sure a tire repair kit is included with the vehicle. You will have to buy one yourself, ask them nicely to get you one for free, or take you chances on not having a flat.

Nov 23, 2009 | 2004 Mazda RX-8

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