Question about 2006 Ford F-150
Sometimes and getting more frequent, when I go to start my truck it will turn over and crank for about 4 seconds before it will start, or it will just kinda stumble on itself kinda like you did not hold the key over long enough. Please Help the dealership is giving me a hard time. Thanks
The ford dealership has my truck now, they said it was the injectors leaking and not holding gas in the fuel rail for start up, and that would also fix the sputtering problem i have. I will know for sure no later than wensday 2/4/09 if that fixes the problem. I will post the results when i get my truck back
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
I, too, own a 2006 Ford F-150 XL pickup with the V6 4.2 engine, and I have the exact same issue. It only happens to me once every month or two, and seems to be only on a warm start. It either stumbles for a second or two when you first turn the key, or the starter whirs for 4 or 5 seconds and the engine won't start at all. (When that happens, it usually starts fine on a second attempt.)
I believe "shawnmerritt" has the correct answer though. I did a lot of reading on F-150 forums and other people said the problem is due to a leaking fuel injector not holding gas in the rail for a warm start-up. (I guess it doesn't affect a cold start because when cold, the engine computer assumes fuel has already drained back out of the rail?) I don't get any "check engine" light or anything, and my problem hasn't gotten any worse after owning this truck about a year and driving it daily. So I don't think it's a huge concern - but may schedule an appointment to get it fixed anyway.
Also, just FYI: Whoever warned about the spark plugs breaking off in the engine - that issue doesn't affect the 2006's with the V6 4.2 engine, only the V8 models. They used a 2-piece plug that tends to break off in the engine. (Bad design, Ford!))
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
2006 F-150 Turn key all light on dash come on as if ready to start, but then nothing... Absolute silence!!! Nothing cranks or turns over... I've put a new starter, battery and altenater within last year... But this just started happening Sunday... Appreciate any advice Thanks Ron...
Posted on Mar 10, 2014
I have found out that the stock battery for 06 is ****. change the battery and i believe your problem will be solved. i have 5 friends with 06 f150's and we all had different problems that were solved by replacing the battery.
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
It not getting fire to the plugs on my 06 f150 5.4l
Posted on Oct 07, 2012
Whenever you turn the key and you feel it turn over, tap the gas a couple times until it starts. temporary fix until you can get a finite solution for this problem.
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