The failure and current mileages were 67,000. So far no damage to the vehicle, but it was not fixed yet. I had it serviced because the check light came on. I learned I had blown a spark plug out of my head, taking the threads in the head with it. Therefore I decided to file this complaint. Both options require a heli-coil for the head.
The two options are to remove the head from the motor, which costs about what the truck is worth, or to fix it with the head on the motor and take chances that no metal shavings enter the cylinders. For some time I have had very hard starts where the engine will not roll over without difficulty this is an ongoing problem among others with this engine. I did some research on the internet and found 100's of complaints about this engine all with the same symptoms. I was told by my Ford dealership that if I drove with number 4 cylinder misfiring for an extended period it may cause hydro lock or fire damage to the engine. The frontal head gaskets were leaking. After driving the truck for less than 4 months of owning it the engine suffered a catastrophic engine failure due to a defect in engine gasket, torque sequence and other specific specs, have not been notified of this problem from Ford Motor Co. Bore diameter was the same at 3.
The consumer stated maybe it was a design defect because he heard the same problem from other people about the same vehicle. Ford needs to step up to the plate and do what is right for their faithful customers. The fire started under the hood of the vehicle and it was destroyed. Also, it increased in severity but lessened in time interval, of an obvious knock. These included issuing all 1997 engines made at the Essex plant with a bad front cover gasket.
Initial output of the 4. The vehicle is unable to be driven and has not been to the dealer. What's Included Most Engines are Shipped as Complete Assemblies from Top Valve Cover to Exhaust Manifold. Our inventory is constantly changing in 100's of our indoor warehouses. I never received the onp recall about a failure in the front cover gasket and now I am facing costly repairs.
Why was I never notified of the potential for this problem if so many others have experienced it, and what to watch out for if symptoms of this condition are evident?. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The failure was due too water seeping into the cylinders from a defective gasket. To buy a particular engine, you may buy it online or call our sales canter at 1-866-612-9788 with the stock number. Why buy a new crate 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup engine and pay double? In addition, the failure caused the spark plug wires to melt. It can only be assumed Ford is fully aware of the problem that consumers are having.
Why isn't anything being done? Unfortunately, I did not have the means to repair and the vehicle has been sitting all this time. My truck began to run rough and shake after the noise and continued when I came to a stop very shortly after the sound. The contact stated that a rod punctured the oil pan and ruined the engine. The motor has 10,000 miles on it and has blown for the 2nd time during this trucks lifetime. The vehicle was driven to a local repair facility where the contact was informed that the spark plugs had detached from the vehicle and stripped the threads holding the spark plugs in place. Buy your next used motor from our qualified dismantlers, junkyards and used engines dealers.
I was curious of why the engine would seize and did some internet searches only to find it is a common problem with engine year and build. I came to find there are thousands of people this has happened to and that Ford knew all about it! The manufacturer said they would have to replace the engine head to fix the vehicle. The gauges were reading all normal, as well as oil and transmission fluid levels. Thank you Ford for standing behind your product. Ford ended production of the 4. The manufacturer was called and offered no assistance. Their are currently hundreds of complaints against this motor and no one has had any luck with it.
The consumer called the Ford motor company and they said there was no recall on the vehicle. I can either buy a new car or walk now! In 2005, with only 89000 miles on the vehicle I started it up one afternoon when I was on my way home from work and it was running rough. Cylinders V6 Drive 2 Wheel Drive Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel Delivery Fuel Injected Aspiration Natural Displacement 4. While the contact was at work she was informed that the front end of her vehicle had caught on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. I was never informed when I took to a Ford dealership. The fire department was called to extinguish the fire and the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership or the insurance company.
The vehicle identification number was unavailable. If you have an engine problem with the Ford F150 4. He has discovered several other people who have experienced the same failure. The vehicle was repaired with a coil spark plug kit. I've researched this subject and found that there are alot of Ford owners with this same vehicle and engine with the same issue. I now know that this was a situation that Ford was aware of, but did nothing to correct and left people like myself with a vehicle that was well maintained and did not last.