It's working a lot harder when you're pulling a trailer, so it will always run hotter. If it's overheating, you might be pulling more than it's rated for. Otherweise, check your coolant system. If you haven't flushed it out in a few years, it's probably time.
Beyond the fact that the engine is working harder most of the 97-2004 f-150's use a small transmission cooler in conjunction with a system that runs Transmission Fluid through the radiator to cool it. When towing the transmission fluid gets VERY hot when shifting gears. Make sure you have the overdrive switched off to prevent unnecessary shifting. If you plan on doing a lot of towing it is highly recommended to add a large external transmission cooler. You can still have the fluid run through the radiator if you'd like or you can separate the systems all together. If you choose to separate the systems all together you need to add a transmission temperature gauge as the only warning that the transmission is overheating in the current configuration is that the radiator gets too hot.
Hope this helps.
Just downstream after the exhaust manifold
you just replace it
yes, just go to local ford dealer to parts ask for a print out
no you have to get the fuel started from the tank
That is just a natural occurance , the battery cable connections have to be serviced
under drivers side just past the a frame
A transmission cooler is usually mounted just in front of the radiator.
It should just be plasic clips that hold it shut.
The maximum towing weight for a Ford Escort Van is 1,650 pounds. Its maximum trailer hitch weight is just 165 pounds, so care must be taken to not overload the suspension.
Ford F150 Starter LocationBased on my owning several Ford pickups over the last 20 some years, Ford F150 starters are located on the right [curbside / passenger side] of the engine, down near the bottom of the block [just above the top edge of the oil pan] and on the rear flange of the engine on which the transmission and/or clutch bell housing attaches.
Just ground the wire with a screw straight on to the frame!
It should be just above the engine oil filter.
yes. you just have to know what wires lead to and which ones to connect together
just the type of style, for an example, dodge has some nissan, the dogde viper and the ford has like the f150 they are both good in my opinion
Buy a Haynes Repair Manual for your vehicle. It will explain just about everything.
No , just 2 on the vehicle ( but there were different types , they could be steel or plastic )
The fuel filter on a 1990 ford F150 is located on the rear left side. It should be right between where the cab of the truck and the bed meet. I just changed mine a couple months ago. Just follow the fuel lines you cant miss the filter
to replace the airbag you have to remove most of the dash componets. its better just to take it to your local ford house of certified mechanic
Look just in front of the radiator on the driver's side.
It is bolted to the left side of the intake manifold, just behind the throttle body.
There is a video on youtube that will show you. Just search for "Ford F150 dome light" and there will be a video showing you how to. Oh my god it was Soooo easy! I was thinking it would be hard myself.
Ford King Ranch is just an upgrade option to the F150 XLT. Special leather seats, and lots of options. Any Ford dealer can show you exactly what the King Ranch option is.
I just made a duplicate security chipped key for my F150 at ACE Hardware (Home Depot didn't have the security keys). Total cost w/ tax was just over 75 dollars.
should just be one on the driver side frame rail about halfway mark
On the driver side frame rail just in front of truck bed.