How do you change antifreeze in a Ford F-150 lightning?
Open the drain cock at the bottom of the rad.. catch all in suitable container.. refill and bleed off air buy running the engine in place with the heater on for 10-15 min filling as necessary..
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Answer . Its a pain. You first have to drop the torsion bars under the truck. Then get a pulley puller and push the torsion bars back up to remove the metal pieces holding the torsion bars in. Remove the puller and take the torsion bars off. You will then need to remove the bracket holding th…e torsion bars. ONce that is done, you will have enough clearance to drop the tranny. The hard part is getting the torsion bars back on. Come to think of it, I think you can buy a tool from Ford to pull the torsion bars off. It pretty expensive that why I use a pully puller.\n. \n. \nNot all F-150s have torsion bars. Buy a Chilton Repair Manual for your correct year. It'll tell you everything step by step. (MORE)
The ignition switch is usually mounted to the steering column and is operated by a linkage rod.. NOTE . On column-mounted ignition switches, don't confuse the switch with the lock cylinder and keys. The ignition switch is not normally visible.. On some vehicles, the steering column support has to… be removed and the column lowered to find the ignition switch. On others, the switch is accessible under the dash.. The ignition switch is operated by the key switch. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company.. To replace the switch:. Remove the ignition switch wiring harness. . Unbolt it from its position. . Bolt the new switch into position. . Attach the witing harness. (MORE)
The ignition switch is usually mounted to the steering column and is operated by a linkage rod. NOTE On column-mounted ignition switches, don't confuse the switch with the lock cylinder and keys. The ignition switch is not normally visible. On some vehicles, the steering column support has to …be removed and the column lowered to find the ignition switch. On others, the switch is accessible under the dash.. The ignition switch is operated by the key switch. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company. To replace the switch: . Remove the ignition switch wiring harness. . Unbolt it from its position. . Bolt the new switch into position. . Attach the witing harness. . (MORE)
Answer . I have a 91 Ford escort that has two caps. one is on the radiator itself and one next to it that says coolant only. how do I know where the antifreeze goes? does a mixture of coolant and water go in the radiator or does only water go in radiator and coolant in the other one? I have never… seen an engine with this. could you help explain it? (MORE)
Answer . It souds simple but I do not know if certain cables have certain voltage requirements.
Answer . Remove the grill around the wipers, make sure to get all the screws, some are hard to find, but when you get all the screws the grill lifts off and exposes the wiper assembly. Remove wiper arms, nuts are under a cap at the base of the wiper arm. Unplug the electric assembly. Remove all m…ounting bolts from the wiper assembly and it will lift out. This works for a 2000 f150 so it is probably the same for 1998. (MORE)
Answer . It Has Special Clamps That Require A Special Tool. Check With a Local Garrage And Have Them Replace It.
Why would a 1998 Ford F-150 leak water either mixed with antifreeze or oil coming out of the ac condensation hose and the cab smells like antifreeze?
Heater core . your heater core has got a leak and needs to be replaced
Answer . Hard to explain so tomorrow I'll take a couple of pix if I'm allowed to post them here. If not, I'll post them on one of my websites and give you the URL. It's not a difficult operation but hellishly awkward, hard to get to. CyberCrone
Answer . This is not easy at all due to very poor engineering design by Ford! This can be done but will take several hours, expect to spend a weekend day to change all eight plugs, be patient and take breaks...Be sure to use 'Autolite double platinum electrode' or better plugs as you will not wan…t to do this often! It is worth the money here to put in the best plugs available! After removing all of the stuff that's in the way which is practically everything on top of the engine, use electrical tape to tape the spark plug to a 5/8in deep socket, not a spark plug type of socket ( you will never get a 5/8in spark plug socket out of that deep rusty hole without removing the plug again because the foam inside the sparkplug socket in combination with the rust in the hole will grip the socket more than the extension does to the socket resulting in a stuck socket), use one long extension. Upon reinstallation, use electrical tape to tape the coil mount screw to a socket. Be careful not to drop any screws, you will not have fun trying to find them, there are no spares and they are all needed! The coil connector plastic lock clip breaks off very easily too! Do not try to install without the lock clip, the connector will fall off! Run a couple of black UV resistant plastic tie wraps together and then between the two input wires of each coil connector and attach against something solid such as the fuel rail mounting brackets. Take your time, be patient and Good luck, your truck will soon be good for another 100,000 miles! (MORE)
With the vehicle cold, locate the drain cock on the bottom of theradiator which is a T-shaped bolt. Remove the radiator cap andloosen the drain cock. Tighten the drain cock and refill with halfcoolant and half water then run it and keep filling the radiator.
-Buy 6 quarts of 5W-20 motor oil and an oil filter. -Using a drain pan placed underneath the oil pan, remove the drain plug using a wrench (use a crescent because sometimes socket wrenches can get stuck), the drain plug faces towards the passenger side. - Let the oil drain into the pan completely,… it is best to let the engine warm a little bit so the oil is less thick and drains easier, be careful though cause it gets hot. -Once all the oil is drained, replace the drain plug and move the pan further up towards the front. There is a black plastic channel under the oil filter that channels the oil out.. - Unscrew the oil filter using either a specialized oil filter wrench, or by poking something sharp through the oil filter and using it to torque it and loosen it enough to take off by hand. (This part is a pain because the placement of the oil filter is extremely difficult to get to). - Replace with the new oil filter and hand tighten, being careful not to tighten too much.. - Wipe all the old oil off the channel with shop towels. - Remove the oil cap under the hood and using a funnel, put 6 quarts of oil in.. - After all the oil is in, use the dip stick to make sure you have the proper level then your good to go. (MORE)
The transmission fluid in a 1993 Ford F-150 is changed by placing adrain pan under the vehicle and removing the drain plug. Oncedrained, the plug is installed and the appropriate amount of fluidis added.
There are two pull up tabs on the back of the headlight. You just have to pull these up and the whole light section will come out. Replace the bulb as normal.
disconet the batery and then raise the truck from the pasenger side and rightunder next to the chasi. it has two bolts but firt you disconet the wires from the starer.
radiator should have a drain plug on one side or the other near bottom may resemble a wing nut loosen plug to drain radiator when finished draining tighten back up add new antifreeze if you dont buy the predelluted antifreeze you must mix it at 50:50 ratio with water it will drain quicker if you lea…ve radiator cap off when drain plug is open also i would crank the car and flush out system this can be acheived by using a water hose just open radiator cap stick water hose in car and turn it on let car run while doing this it will flush out the coolant that is engine block some models also have some kind of "vent" that is supposed to be open during this process however it can be done without opening it but may cause air to get in cooling system system i have never had any problem with this i have a1996 mustang i did mine today with no problems i did not open "vent" (MORE)
Buy a chilton's manual from the part store. They break it down, step by step
Changing most all windshield washer fluid pumps is relatively the same, so I'm going to give you the basic idea here. Disconnect the negative battery terminal. Locate the windshield washer fluid reservoir - it's typically located inside of the passenger side fender of the vehicle. Once you have loca…ted it, remove the splash shields in the wheel well, and under the front bumper if applicable to access the bottom of the reservoir. The location of almost every electric washer fluid pump is near the bottom of the bottle. Unplug the associated power harness from the pump, then proceed to remove the pump itself, from the reservoir. It's usually easy to remove, 2 small screws, a rubber grommet, or something similar and it's off. Once you have removed the pump, simply install the new one, then plug the power harness back into it. Fill the reservoir with the appropriate amount of washer fluid, and close the cap. Reinstall the fender liner, and the under-vehicle splash shield at this time. Next reconnect your negative battery cable, and give the system a test run by activating the windshield washer function on your combination switch. Everything should be working, good as new! (MORE)
if antifreez is blowing into cab, u need to replace the heater core. the core has a hole in it. thses are not repairable and they are cheap to buy
Hiya first of all you need to open the bonnet and take the the cap off the coolent water res,then on the bottom right hand side of the radiator is a plug you need to open this with a small flat screwdriver and all the coolent will empty,replace the plug,and put you new antifreeze into the res and to…p up with wateruntill its on the max mark,start the engine and leave it idle until the thermostat opens and allows the coolent to go around the engine,you might need to top up with water in your res, NOTE: ONLY DO THIS IF YOUR ENGINE IS COLD. (MORE)
If it's a Diesel then Heavy Duty Extended Life Coolant. Otherwise, either HD ELC or regular coolant will work. I recommend HD ELC even for gas.
Removing Front & Rear Rotors. Well Guys... I remove my Front & Rear Rotors out of my 1998 Ford Expedition XLT. I rented a 3 Jaw Puller from Auto Zone and a bottle of PB Blaster and a sledge hammer it only took about one hour or less to take both off... The way I removed the Front & Rear Rot…ors was ... 1. I put lots of PB Blaster in the back and the front of the rotors to be removed. 2. I put plenty of tension with the 3 Jaw Puller... 3. I hit the back of the rotor with the sledge hammer... And it came right off... Hope this helps someone out there... (MORE)
If your fanbelt is old, it may be slipping or loose. If so, replace it. Aaaaand, your thermostat could be stuck. Also Check to make sure that your head gasket is not leaking, the exause could be heating, and boiling your coolant.
Thermostat. Removal & Installation. 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.. 2. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.. 3. Remove the power steering reservoir support bracket.. 4. Remove the upper radiator hose at the thermostat housing.. 5. Remove 2 thermostat housing retaining bolts an…d remove the housing.. 6. Remove the thermostat and O-ring from the lower intake manifold. Discard the O-ring.. To Install:. 7. Clean the O-ring sealing surfaces.. 8. Install a new O-ring, on the thermostat and position the thermostat in the lower intake manifold.. 9. Place the thermostat housing on the lower intake manifold and install 2 retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).. 10. Install the power steering reservoir support bracket.. 11. Fill the engine cooling system.. 12. Connect the negative battery cable.. 13. Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature while checking for coolant leaks.. 14. Road test the vehicle and check for proper engine operation.. 15. Check the coolant level and add if necessary. (MORE)
On my truck during a routine brake job. The truck was on the rack. At 99,999 miles, all the bushings of the front end had disintegrated. This is a2001 Lariat F 150 Extended cab.
Engine will cut out at 140MPH (fuel is shut off). I had mine up to 185MPH after modifiing fuel cut out (Timed by PD Radar).
Open drain valve on bottom of radiator and drain approx. 1 gallon of anti freeze. Take hoses loose,and unscrew thermostat housig bolts. Take thermostat out and then clean housing where hoses attach. Then clean old gasket off of engine housing making sure not to gouge metal probably want to use a raz…or blade scraper. Install gasket using thermostat sealant. Install new thermostat making sure to install right way thermostat will have a stamp on it that says to radiator. Put a little bit of anti-seize on hose connections and on bolts after cleaning them. Tighten bolts and install hoses. (MORE)
One of the first things you're going to need to know is where the radiator drain plug is located. That just so happens to be one of the most popular questions in the Taurus / Sable categories. It is to found in the same spot it's been for years - the problem is, on 1996 and newer models there is …a plastic panel that hides it from casual inspection. See "Related Questions" below for a few ideas on how to remove it, avoid having to keep removing it in the future and a whole lot more. . REMINDER: Make sure the engine is COLD BEFORE opening the cap Cooling System- Drain and Fill Ensure that the engine is completely cool prior to starting this service. . Remove the recovery tank / coolant reservoir or radiator cap. . Raise and support the vehicle. . Place a drain pan of sufficient capacity under the radiator and open the petcock (drain) on the radiator. Plastic petcocks easily bind. Before opening a plastic radiator petcock, spray it with some penetrating lubricant. . Drain the cooling system completely. . Close the petcock. . Remove the drain pan. . Lower the vehicle. . Determine the capacity of the cooling system, then property refill the system with a 50/50 mixture of fresh coolant and distilled water. . Leave the recovery tank or radiator cap off to aid in bleeding the system. . Start the engine and allow it to idle until the thermostat opens (the upper radiator hose will become hot). The coolant level should go down, this is normal as the system bleeds the air pockets out of the system. . Refill the system with coolant to the proper level. . Turn the engine OFF and check for leaks. . Locate the drain plug. It should be on the drivers side of the radiator. You have to remove the splash guard. Use a 6mm ratchet and remove 4 bolts and just slide the splash guard away from the front end. The drain plug on our 99 Sable is white, but clearly visible when you move the splash guard out of the way. Drain the coolant into a pan and keep away from animals! Dispose of properly. Close the plug and fill the radiator with water and circulate by running the engine with the heat on. You can use a radiator flush solution that you can get at any parts place for a few dollars. Run the car for at least 30 minutes, or drive at least 30 miles. Drain the radiator again, and then close the plug and add your coolant. Make sure to close the plug when you are done! (MORE)
Tip* International who made your engine, and who's engine your Ford cooling system was designed around, recommended a Heavy Duty Extended Life Coolant (HD ELC) for all 2/2/99-up built engines (SN 940614-up). These are generally red coolants with operation lives of 300K-750K miles/6-8 years, dependin…g on brand. They are very robust and require no maintenace or additives. Popular brands include International's Fleetrite ELC, Shell Rotella ELC, CAT ELC, Chevron Delo ELC, Peak Final Charge, Prestone Heavy Duty ELC, Zerex Extreme Heavy Duty, etc. *Tip* Due to International's compatibility tests, all pre-2/2/99 build engines (pre-SN 940614) should use a conventional coolant with the addition of SCA (or a pre-charged conventional coolant already charged with SCA). Most conventional coolants will be green, "low-silicate" and meet ASTM D4985. There are too many brands to list. They will require the addition of a supplemental coolant additive (SCA) at initial fill and maintenance of that SCA thereafter. Most pre-charged conventional coolants will be pink, purple, or blue and meet ASTM D6210. These coolants do not require an initial dose of SCA, but will require SCA maintenance thereafter. These are coolants like Peak Fleet Charge, Prestone Heavy Duty, Zerex Precharge, Shell Diesel Ready, Fleetguard Fleetcool, Fleetrite Fully Formulated, and so on. (MORE)
Looking at the owners manuals , it looks like the 2000 model year , Ford started. using 5 w 20 instead of 5 w 30 in the F-150 engines
According to the 1999 Ford F-150 owners manual : It came from the factory with a 50 / 50 mix of distilled water andGREEN colored antifreeze ( meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A ) inthe engine cooling system
The sudden failure of an inexpensive part can leave you and your vehicle stranded by the side of the road. This is especially true of the cooling system thermostat. The thermostat resides in between your engine and your radiator and acts as a temperature controlled engine coolant valve. If the valve… fails, so does your cooling system and an overheated engine, and driver, often are the unfortunate end result. The good news is thermostats are inexpensive and relatively easy to replace. Thermostat Removal & Installation 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. 2. Drain and recycle the engine coolant. 3. Remove the power steering reservoir support bracket. 4. Remove the upper radiator hose at the thermostat housing. 5. Remove 2 thermostat housing retaining bolts and remove the housing. 6. Remove the thermostat and O-ring from the lower intake manifold. Discard the O-ring. To Install: 7. Clean the O-ring sealing surfaces. 8. Install a new O-ring, on the thermostat and position the thermostat in the lower intake manifold. 9. Place the thermostat housing on the lower intake manifold and install 2 retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm). 10. Install the power steering reservoir support bracket. 11. Fill the engine cooling system. 12. Connect the negative battery cable. 13. Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature while checking for coolant leaks. 14. Road test the vehicle and check for proper engine operation. 15. Check the coolant level and add if necessary. (MORE)
Caution *** Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink ant that is left in an uncove…red container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old. Heater Core 1. Disconnect the battery ground cable 2. Drain and recycle the engine coolant. 3. Remove the instrumental panel. 4. If equipped with the 5.4L 4V engine, remove the junction block splash shield. 5. If equipped with the 5.4L 4V engine, remove the bolts and disconnect the cable ends from the starter relay. 6. If equipped with the 5.4L 4V engine, remove the junction block bracket. 7. Disconnect the heater core hose couplings. 8. Remove the retaining screw and remove the A/C plenum demister adapter. 9. Disconnect the vacuum line from the A/C plenum demister adapter. 10. Remove the heater core bracket. 11. Remove the 13 plenum chamber top retaining screws. 12. Remove the plenum chamber top. 13. Remove the blend door assembly from the case. 14. Remove the heater core. 15. The installation is the reverse of the removal. (MORE)
( 6 quarts ) WITH ENGINE OIL FILTER CHANGE , according to the SVT supplement for the 2003 Ford F-150 lightning
Disconnect battery. Locate starter, it's under car where engine and transmission meet. If you must raise vehicle, ensure it is properly supported!!! Remove bolts securing wires to starter, then remove bolts secureing starter. Install new part in reverse order of removal. Tip: Use a 6 point soc…ket to loosen bolts securing starter (MORE)
this is an easy procedure simply locate the plugs, remove the plug wires they should just pull off(make sure you label these in some way so that you know which goes where) , and using the spark plug socket from your average socket set and remove the sockets and replace with new ones then replace the… plug wires on to there corresponding plug make sure you do not mix them up or the plugs will not fire in the right order (MORE)
According to the 1997 Ford F-150 owners manual : It came from the factory with a 50 / 50 mix of distilled water andGREEN colored antifreeze ( meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A ) inthe engine cooling system * Ford states to not exceed 60% antifreeze in the mix
According to the SVT supplement for the 2002 Ford F-150 Lightning with the supercharged 5.4 liter V8 engine ( 6.0 U.S. quarts , with engine oil filter change )
Worst case would be a freeze plug but most likely it is a heater hose or connector where it goes through the firewall. Good luck.
Mine is a 05.open hood. Remove plastic screw on the rubber flap next to headlight.its probably gonna break.use a ratchet and take out two bolts one on top and one on the side bottom The whole headlight assembly slides out of the fender.wiggle it up and down as your pulling it out. Untwist plug fro…m back of assembly and switch bulbs. (MORE)
there was 4 engines in the f-150 4.2L v6 4.6L v8, 5.0L v8 and the 5.7L v8. What was the year of the f-150 in discussion? Please respond to this and I can help...
Need to know what engine and year. Most engines before 1997 in a F150 do not have a timing belt, they have a chain.
Pull the transmission and change it. The torque converter is inside the bell housing on the front of the transmission. Only way to get it out is to pull the transmission.
Why would a 1998 Ford F 150 leak water either mixed with antifreeze or oil coming out of the ac condensation hose and the cab smells like antifreeze?
I'm not a mechanic / technician but it sounds like your heater core is leaking Have you noticed if your engine coolant level is going down ?
ethylene glycol, I don't believe the brand matters, but there may be manufacturers specifications for the water to antifreeze ratio
On a 1992 Ford F-250 : If it has a gasoline engine : GREEN color antifreeze , meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A
The fuel pump is in the fuel tank, replacing it requires droppingthe tank. If this is above your skill level, I suggest taking it toa shop.
There is currently no way to adjust the snooze time. You need todownload an alarm clock of the App Store.
The iPhone 5c comes in 5 colours, pink, green, white, blue andyellow. You can buy different colour cases. You can also changeyour background on you lock screen and home screen.
test it first with a hydrometer, they are cheap and easy to use. Ifit hasn't broken down, leave it in and check annually