Question about 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab
I recently had my truck die out and found that I had to clean my terminals. Only when I started my truck I found I lost some power on the take off and when I stop at a light my truck shakes noticably. I just changed the spark plugs about two months ago after dealing with the same problem and it seemed to correct it. Now with it doing this again I am running out of ideas as to what it may be. Any solution would be most helpful.
I had a similar problem to bojangles830. Check your ground cable from the battery. It runs down to the starter and from there to the frame. A corroded ground cable was the cause of mine. I don't suggest buying the cable from Ford. They're way to expensive. You can get cable and terminals from any auto parts store. If you have access to a vice and possibly a hacksaw you can do it yourself cheap. Also, use an anti-corrosion treatment on your battery. For some reason these 4.6 liter Fords are prone to this particular ailment. Good luck.
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