1999 Ford F-150 4.2L V6 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Lots of known Defects -
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1999 Ford F-150 - Consumer Review

1999 Ford F-150 Work 4dr Extended Cab SB

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Work Extended Cab Pickup (4.2L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Lots of known Defects - Both Coils & Plugs
By GreenShoes on

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1999 Ford F-150 Work 4dr Extended Cab SB

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It is a nice riding pickup with good ergonomics. HOWEVER, there are major known problems with this pickup and the 5.4L Triton engines that Ford refuses to correct without the customer paying for it. First, the ignition coils are VERY prone to fail. I have replaced 4 of them in the last 6 months - 2 being the same coil. There is also a problem with the spark plugs blowing out of the aluminum cylinder head on the passenger side. Again, Ford will not cover this under ANY warranty program and it is a WELL ESTABLISHED DEFECT. Lastly, since the 4 Wheel Drive disengagement spring is very weak,it will likely not shift out of 4 Wheel Hi Range unless you stop the vehicle and back up.

Favorite Features

If it worked, the 4 wheel shift on the fly.

Suggested Improvements

A) Ford should be honest and display integrity when dealing with well established design defects of their own making. B) Replacing reliable and economical items like a standard coil & plug set up, just to generate extra repair revenue is not the way to keep customers.
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