It’s not surprising that the Ford F150 is one of the top-selling vehicles in the United States. From large construction companies to the private individual, a truck is very versatile. If you own a hard-working Ford F150, you understand that there will be repair problems along the way. Luckily, Mountain View Automotive can help you with any issues to keep you and your truck on the road. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 Ford F150 Repair Problems.
- Spark Plug Ejection from Cylinder Head
If you own the VE F150, there has been a problem with the spark plug ejecting from the cylinder head. When this happens, the spark plug hole may be damaged. Ford released a service bulletin regarding this issue. If your truck is under warranty, Ford recommends a cylinder replacement. If you are not under warranty, they will authorize a thread insert repair. Plan on spending between $1,400 to $1,500 for this type of repair.
- Ignition Coil Failure Due To Spark Plug Gap
If you notice the check engine light has come on, the chances are that a gap in the spark plug has caused an ignition coil failure. You may also notice misfiring or sputtering of the engine. The ignition coil’s function is to transform the battery voltage into the higher voltage needed to ignite fuel via the spark plugs. You can fix this type of problem by replacing the damaged ignition coils, coil boots, and spark plugs. This type of repair may cost up to $700 or more.
- Rough Engine Idle
The F150 is a full-size truck and should have a smooth ride even though it is a full size pick up. Rough engine idling is most commonly caused by an EGR or exhaust gas recirculation sensor malfunction. This results in the EGR valve not closing properly. Ford suggests you have the EGR sensor and valve replaced. This type of repair will cost between $300-$400.
- Brake Pad And Rotor Wear
Your brakes are extremely important and if you start to feel grinding or hear squeaking when you depress the brakes you probably need to take a look at replacing your brake pads. You want to take care of any brake issues as soon as they occur to avoid damage to the rotors. When you have new brake pads put on, it’s important to have the rotors checked as well. The brake pad/rotor replacement can cost anywhere from $350- $750.
- Head Gasket Oil Leak
You may also encounter an oil leak on the passenger side head gasket. You will notice this type of problem by oil dripping on the starter. Your best solution is to repair the leak or replace the head gasket. This type of mechanical repair can cost around $300-$400.
If your Ford F150 has any of these issues, Mountain View Auto can help. By having an ASE certified professional working on your problem, you can rest assured it will be done right at prices you can afford. Contact us today to make an appointment.