Have you had a lot of problems with this engine? I have had plenty.
You didn’t even say WHICH engine you have so how are we to reply?
And how about telling us WHICH 2004 F-150 you have . . .
“new” body style?
It is also 14 years old, so if you bought it used then it could have been neglected enough that you are getting the results from that. You also did not list what problems you have had so they might be normal or not.
New body style. 5.4 triton. 3 valve. 126645 miles.
All of the above.
New rear tires
key, code for door
lens for box light
new shocks rear
seems noisy in
noise from right front wheel
engine noise, cam phasers
spark plugs replaced
new engine belt
ball joint, rotors surface,
replace front rotors
replace rear rotors
noise from left front, see note
installed VCT solenoids
fuel pump control module
Brake shoes, tie rod end- driver
took in for engine noises
passenger exhaust manifold
Curious if this is an average list of problems for that generation. Current issue, scored camshaft holders. Anyone in this group own similar vehicle and get away with not having this list? Note the diagnosis on the 11th of September this year was to replace the engine for around 8000 dollars. I opted out of that for now.
Many of these items sound like normal wear. But also questionable practices by your mechanic. Turning your rotors then replacing them 1500 miles later!
As far as the engine itself, sounds like it had been abused and or not properly maintained by the previous owner.
The ballpoints should last longer but may have been driven hard over rough terrain.
Wow! Sorry I offended. I will unsubscribe from this group.
The 3-valve 5.4 has had some problems with the cam phasers, that’s pretty much the only thing that stuck out
Everything else is typical for an old truck
I’ll tell you from a professional perspective . . . it was a HUGE mistaken when Ford did away with zerks on most of their trucks. That’s why when I replace ball joints on a Ford, I always specify Moogs, because they tend to have zerks
I’ve seen some Ford trucks that needed ball joints after only 20K . . . and these trucks were NOT abused. Normal driving.
That year had a stupid front brake rotor design. The rotor and hub were essentially one piece. I suggest replacing it with a Centric setup, which consists of a separate hub, and you use the 4x4 front rotor. It makes future rotor replacement much quicker and cheaper. I wonder if your mechanic did this, or even offered it as an option . . .
I see the tie rod(s) were replaced. Outer, I presume. Again, you should have installed Moogs with zerks. It does make a difference.
I’m sorry to see your post was greeted in such an unfriendly manner. You didn’t offend anyone. I hope that someone else can provide some info to assist you, and that you’ll stick around.