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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
66,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. head gaskets replaced (3 reports)
1999 Ford F-150 engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 302004

F-150 XLT 5.4L V8 Triton

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


While having my Ford F-150 serviced at the dealer I was told I had a head gasket leak on one side and they would replace both... The service manager told me it was a defect..

I guessed on the mileage and year so its not exact when it happened. I had an extended warranty and only paid $50 deductible.

- , Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 292006

(reported on)

F-150 XLT 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

I found oil under the intake manifold. took to garage where they said est $2,300 to replace both head gaskets. I will monitor the oil level for now. But I later found out it is a known problem: "TSB #02227 -- ENGINE-CYLINDER HEAD DECK LEAK-4.6 AND 5.4L ENGINES-NEW SERVICE-ONLY GASKET AND CYLINDER HEAD KITS". Ford should at least give some discount of flat rate for this work. But don't get me wrong. I love my truck.

- , Surrey, BC, Canada

problem #1

Jun 242006

(reported on)

F-150 XLT

  • 60,000 miles

Later found out that Ford knows of the problem, and has developed a new gasket. But not under warranty.

- , Vancouver, B. C, Canada

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