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so your saying that you changed the distributor yes/no or just the cap and rotor if you pulled out the distributor did you mark the rotor position and body case before removal if not now you need to do a #1 on it pull out the distributor rotate the crankshaft to bring the #1 piston to tdc and then reinstall it,///// why did you start changing parts I need to know original symptoms why and how it was running , was there check engine codes , did you check the EGR valve vacuum lines and the valve if its closed all the way or clogged it will cause exhaust fumes to foul out the plugs and turn them black from not recirculating the unburnt fuel and then more fresh fuel is coming in messing up the air/fuel ratio, please post back with a correct list of everything you've done and include the trucks running condition before problems started and the mileage on the vehicle

Ford F-150 Cars... | Answered on Dec 03, 2019

I searched this and it shows up as a stereo???--I don't know what the issue is but I do know that Fords use the radio as/in the computer function of the vehicle---if you disturb this you might have bigger issues---with todays electronics in vehicles you have to be very careful with any wiring alteration--get wiring recommendations from a Ford dealer or a PROFESSIONAL STEREO INSTALLER--this is the best I can do

2005 Ford F-150 | Answered on Nov 30, 2019

Check again the distributor cap and rotor carefully and replace with a good known one.

1996 Ford F150... | Answered on Nov 27, 2019

2010 Ford F-150 | Answered on Nov 14, 2019

Probably a vehicle speed sensor failure or loose connection/broken wire.

2006 Ford F-150 | Answered on Nov 13, 2019

Are you talking about the door lock actuator please specify what it is your looking for

1989 Ford F 150 | Answered on Nov 13, 2019

Is it not getting spark at all ? If it is getting spark have you sprayed a shot of carb cleaner into throttle body to see if it's fuel related . Can you hear the pump when initially turning key on ? Fuel pressure at Schrader valve ?

Ford F-150 Cars... | Answered on Oct 31, 2019

First thing, does fuel gauge move when you turn on the key?
If the gauge is bad you might be out of gas and not know it. If gauge does not move, maybe you are out of gas.
Check fuses, find the ones for fuel pump and engine controller. I'm not familiar with that model, you might have relays under the hood as well.

I sure hope you can get this solved. Otherwise it will mean a tow to a shop with a scanner. I have AAA for that and you might have towing on your insurance. Some agents will convince you to add that.

Ford F-150 Cars... | Answered on Oct 30, 2019

Check spark plug gaps also try using fuel injection spray in the throttle body if you see brown looking gunk inside you should use a whole can especially if you are using cheap no name fuel it has no detergents in it to stop varnish build up this clogs up the throttle body, the injectors ,idle air control valve

Ford F-150 Cars... | Answered on Oct 25, 2019

There are a lot of possibilities here first clean out the fuel injection and change the filter as a rule out cause next and this is where I think the problem is your distributor cap and rotor are severely worn and your plugs are out of gap and possibly your wires are leaking through the insulation ///// you stated that it runs ok until you drive it down the road well this is increased load and rpm's and if the plug gap is out or rotor and cap contact gap is out (to much wear on the rotor tip and the cap contacts for each plug) there is an electrical contact loss from to much air gap and this will cause your problem for sure as the rotor spins faster it can not maintain the demand so it misses and starts bucking because it's making and loosing contact as the rpm's go up and down give the Ole girl a full tune up here plugs wires cap rotor fuel filter and some quality fuel and injector cleaner and think about it the trucks needs maintenance and is 28-29 years old now by door sticker build date so you have to keep up on these things otherwise she's gonna leave you on the side of the road waiting for the hook and this increases your cost for the same remedy

Ford F-150 Cars... | Answered on Oct 22, 2019

It is either a fuse that has blown or it is the power connection. Check both. You might have to pull the dash to get to the power connection.

Ford F-150 Cars... | Answered on Oct 18, 2019

If the other window works the left contact in the switch is dirty and needs to be ckeaned

Ford F-150 Cars... | Answered on Oct 15, 2019

the dimmer is on the headlight switch it is a turn style type variable resistor with the final click turning on the courtesy light in the cab as well as the cargo light for the bed. you will have to take off the instrument cluster cover held in by clips and a couple of screws then with a little effort to get your hand in behind thee cluster assembly you can reach the top of the headlight switch and there you will find a little spring loaded button push down on it and this will allow you to pull the switch knob and shaft out of the switch then with a spanner wrench or a pair of needle nose pliers stick them into the 2 little holes on the nut that you pulled the shaft and knob out of. unscrew the nut and then pull the switch out to where you can disconnect the plug that attaches it to the wiring harness replacement is the reversal of removal but you can just push the shaft back in without pushing the button again and if it really was the dimmer on the switch causing your problem the you should be good to go. good luck and let there be light!!!

Ford F-150 Cars... | Answered on Oct 10, 2019

No engine given and wrong transmission all motors are 4.9/5.0/5.8 and they all use the E40D Whether 4wd or rwd and try to read the codes refer to reading obd code reading for process and after they ard read try disconnecting the battery cables to clear codes and see if they come back and if the problem persists was the fluid very dirty and are you sure you put it back together the right way and check the modulator vacuum line for breaks in it and possibly changing it out for a new one about $21.00 at local stores [email protected] +shipping

1990 Ford F150 | Answered on Oct 07, 2019

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