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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$400.00
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace door actuators (1 reports)
1999 Ford F-350 accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1999 Ford F-350 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 172008

F-350 Lariat, Leather 7.2L Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

3 door actuators went out in my Ford which had very low miles (My '99 still has under 90k and it is 1/22/14). With low miles it is driven only for an occasional hauling need and for camping with a camper so the amount of door locking and unlocking is minimal. With these locks, I had purchased the 3 actuators from the dealer and recall them to have cost around $85 each. After some time went by, I finally decided to let them replace the old ones with the ones I had previously purchased because I didn't want to break any tabs on the inner door panels; the labor was another $150 or so.

Since then, I have gone on-line and found info that showed how to remove the door panels for speakers that I blew so I now know how easy it is.

I have a fourth door actuator out that has been out over a year (it is a back door so I don't have to deal with it much). I found the actuator can be ordered through a local auto parts store locally for around $35 so when I find time I'll do this myself.

Somewhat disappointed at how soon some parts go out on a rig not used often.

- , Kennewick, WA, USA

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