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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
128,673 miles
Total Complaints:
81 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. helicoil insert (32 reports)
  2. not sure (25 reports)
  3. bigserts are inserts instead of helicoil (9 reports)
  4. tapered seat insert in head (not helicoil) (6 reports)
  5. cylinder head repair kit (4 reports)
  6. replaced cylinder head (3 reports)
2002 Ford F-150 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #1

May 202008

F-150 Supercrew 4x4 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


I have an 02 F-150 with the 5.4L V8 (modular) and have blown 2 spark plugs out of the motor. This is a problem that Ford has recognized and actually approved a company's product to use ( for repairing the problem, but will not recall as a defect. I have spent $2200 in parts and labor (doing the absolute minimum) and I can hear another spark plug about to go. This has been a real pain in the ass.

- , Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

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