I believe this fire was caused by the speed control switch, of which there have been at least two recalls on of which we were never informed about. Today, it is still one of the most alluring options on the used car market, but before you start searching for the perfect driving mate with a 5. I deal with vehicles daily. My commute is 200 miles per day and I will only make it in my F150. However, on certain Ford F-150 models, the oil may leak on the hot exhaust system which results in a strong smell of burning oil. Another complaint is the rough shifting of the Automatic Transmission. After the fire was put out, it took about an hour for the building to cool down.
The entire building has smoke damage and the F150 is completely burned out, especially on the passenger side. I can keep up to any average car in the corners at high speed. Nauseated family members riding in truck. They offered no other assistance. They woke myself up in the main house on the property and we called 911 and started spraying the building with a house, as this is a very dry area in southern California.
Prior to this, the only viable solution was to actually replace the head altogether. Yes Review Date: 10th October, 2001 Faults: Nothing wrong so far General Comments: The Harley edition is in my opinion the best looking truck out. Failure of the Fuel Pump Driver Module This problem is typical for the Ford F-150 with a 5. Later that day I had a tow truck pull it up to a trusted shop about 60 miles away. Failure of the fuel pump driver module usually cuts off the petrol feed to the engine which, of course, causes the engine to turn off, thus cutting power to all essential systems. After opening the hood, the contact discovered that the spark plug separated from the engine head.
I took it to get a second opinion from another shop a few miles away and had the same conversation. While driving 40 mph, a popping noise came from the engine and the vehicle began to drive roughly. The failure mileage was 100,000. This was a huge deal when it first started but there are multiple fixes out now that a quick google search will provide and you can pick your poison. Others debate about the problems with over-torquing or under-tightening. Oil Pan Gasket Leak The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak on the Ford 5.
Ford admitted the issue and even offered a solution with Lock-N-Stitch thread inserts in the head. Having all these parts working correctly is crucial as all of them affect moving parts of the engine and, more or less, keep the engine from tearing itself apart. I have attached the fire report and photos. We later learned of a number of recalls lead by Ford for the replacement of a defective brake switch which would cause this type of fire. The truck was very nice. It literally split just behind the cab.
The manufacturer was not notified. Yes Review Date: 29th March, 2003 Year of manufacture 2000 First year of ownership 2000 Most recent year of ownership 2003 Engine and transmission 4. Takata recall, on my 2000 Ford F-150 it had very few issues till this occured. Now, they had begun experiencing problems during the replacement of the spark plugs. My local exhaust shops say this is a very common problem and usually happens before 100K miles so I should feel lucky I have 138K.
The vehicle was not repaired. Luckly I was close to home. After talking to him, he said that this is a fairly frequent occurrence. I specalize in engine repair and diesel engine repair and performance for the ford motor company. They encouraged the installation of the Lock-N-Stitch thread inserts.
This can lead to premature camshaft lobe wear, more stress on the cam phasers and, in the worst case, physical contact between pistons valves and other metal pieces. And that is bone stock, but now I have an H-Pipe and flow-masters installed, So I'm sure you get the picture. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000. Nevertheless, the problem persists and one buying a vehicle with a 2 valve 5. I know this is a common problem with the 4.