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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
88,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace faulty ignition coil pack (1 reports)
2003 Ford F-150 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012011

F-150 XLT 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


Reporting this concern solely to begin a "Paper History Trail". After researching the Triton V8 I found that there are a number of miss-fires that begin and then end up with one of the spark plugs being blown out of the head which results in huge repairs ranging from $1,500.00 to $3,500.00. If this occurs I need to take action.

- , Canfield, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 022009

F-150 Lariat 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

This seems to be a very significant problem on the Ford engines. I've had 5 of the 8 ignition coil packs replaced and the vehicle hasn't even hit 80k miles yet.

- , Austin, TX, USA

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