Remember to use a new cotter pin if the old one is damaged. The truck should will display saved trouble codes then. You could save some hubs, damn it, and a lot of quick actions to pull off the road because of the grinding and banging. Learn how to install a lift kit yourself to save some green. This article applies to the F-150 2004-2014. Step 6 - Remove actuator Probably the easiest step in the whole process, once the half shaft is out of the knuckle the actuator will simply pull off.
This common F-150 truck issue might be the culprit. Remove the nuts circled here to free the upper control arm bolts. Remove the lug nuts and lower the truck onto the jack stand. Loosen all the lug nuts, but don't remove them yet. Symptoms of bad actuators include a whine from the front hubs as well as the front wheels not locking in. It can be hard to properly torque the ball joint during re-install without a ball joint press, but you also won't have to get an alignment done with the first approach.
Overtime the gears inside can wear down causing the front wheels to not lock in. You might have a problem! This article applies to the Ford F-150. When something malfunctions in an F-150 or F-250, the computer stores a code for service technicians. Use a floor jack to lift the vehicle high enough to slide a jack stand underneath. Loosen the bolt that holds in the tie-rod end until it's on the last threads. Some scanners will be able to reveal what the code means on the device, while others will simply provide the code. Step 1 - Remove the wheel If necessary, pry off and set the center cap aside.
Typically, a code is accompanied by a check engine light or a big orange wrench on the dash. Remove that plastic barrier to access the fuse box. This article applies to the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty. This forum saved me an expensive trip to the shop. This is a tire that has been installed on the Ford F-150. Here's a quick guide to diagnosing the problem. This article applies to the F-250, F-350 Super.
If your transmission begins to slip you need to diagnose it immediately, otherwise a small fix can turn into a very costly repair. Step 2 - Remove upper ball joint There are two different approaches you can take for this. . I have a 2004 F-150, and am going through this same problem. Hope this helps everybody out!!! This article applies to the Ford F-150. Step 7 - Install Re-install is the for the most part the reverse process of the removal.
That's all I buy, but it's time to stand up and do a recall on this. Most of the time you can figure out what the codes mean by searching the Ford-Trucks. The tie-rod end is the only rod that connects to the steering knuckle. The actuators are what engage your front wheels to the transfer case. This has happened 3 times for me in the past week. It shouldn't rely on vacuum, or suck so much, to keep it in gear. The castle nut is circled above.
This article applies to the Ford F-150 2004-2014. It's called a castle nut because it resembles the battlements of a castle wall. F-250s have a fuse box located under the passenger side, right hand foot well. Some early solenoids did not have the rain cover that newer ones have and could short out if water runs down the cowl on top of it. If you aren't getting any trouble codes, move on to step 3. That means that the rear of the. Have a transmission warning light on? This article applies to the Ford F-150 2004-2014 and F-250 Super Duty 2005-2014.
Just clips into the bracket, clip shown here. The arrow points to vacuum line. The first sign you may get is clicking and whining at the wheels followed by a truck that won't do 4-low. Armed with the part numbers, both old design, and new, obtained from here. Then, finally, I discovered that when I put it into 4wd, the noise stopped immediately.
A floor jack is meant to lift and support only for short periods of time. If that doesn't work, use a scanner to check for codes. Check out our step-by-step guide that will help you diagnose and fix the problem. It's a 2005 with 49k mi. Being a woman, there's always the stereotype that we don't know what we're talking about when it comes to auto repair.