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Things to look for when buying an 04+ F-150:

Look for a 1948-2003 F-150
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Things to look for when buying an 04+ F-150:

Look for a 1948-2003 F-150
Best statement in the history of F150 conversations.
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With all the problems you guys had, is it still worth the purchase?

I'm considering after I SAS the Ranger and have a full time job getting an 04-08 F150 5.4L
Definately.
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Things to look for when buying an 04+ F-150:

Look for a 1948-2003 F-150
Love my 77, just doesn't get the mileage to be a DD. Plus I want to take good care of it
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The 97-03s have all the spark plug and fuel injector issues. F*ck dat.
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They're not horrible to work on.
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Love my 77, just doesn't get the mileage to be a DD. Plus I want to take good care of it
everyone loves your 77 man, you lucky dog
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I just repaired the front IWE's on an 07 F150 also. This truck did not have the revised IWE vacuum solenoid, so I made it a rain coat.
Is there an easy way to tell if it has the revised solenoid?
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There will be a cover over the top of the solenoid. The one on the left is an old one. It is located right behind the battery on the firewall.

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The 97-03s have all the spark plug and fuel injector issues. F*ck dat.
What plug and injector issues do they have?

the 2v 5.4s have been known to have a plug blow out, but 90% of the time it is due to mis-torqued replacement plugs

2004+ 3v 5.4's have the spark plug issues where they break off, and early 3v 5.4's also have the injectors that stick open and hydrolock the motor
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What plug and injector issues do they have?

the 2v 5.4s have been known to have a plug blow out, but 90% of the time it is due to mis-torqued replacement plugs

2004+ 3v 5.4's have the spark plug issues where they break off, and early 3v 5.4's also have the injectors that stick open and hydrolock the motor
I think you answered your own question

Those would be the issues I speak of.

BUT long story short, I will not be getting a F150 or another truck. My mom is giving me her little commuter Suzuki Reno and she is taking her 2011 Camaro to Arizona for a new job. I'll get back into the truck world in a year or two :(

I'm pretty sad leaving the Ford family but don't worry, I'll be back :)
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I know this question is over with but one thing to add for others is the exhaust manifolds cracking/gaskets blowing out. Both my 01 and my 04 had to have them replaced. Ticking sound where the manifolds bolt to the heads, then snap! The bolts break off when you go to fix it.
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Just got a new transmission, transfer case motor, IWE hub, and passenger side hub actuator put in mine. That's normal for 40,000miles right?
Still like it more than the ranger.
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