5 Most Common Repairs for Ford Trucks

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And What To Do To Keep It Running Strong!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]ford-truck[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]As the worldwide leader, Ford trucks are rated the best overall truck, best full sized truck and heavy-duty trucks built in America.

Businesses large and small, to construction sites and do-it-yourselfers, know that the complete lineup of trucks by Ford offers something for everyone to get the job done. As dependable as Ford trucks are, like any other vehicle, this workhouse will have an occasional maintenance issue and will require some truck repair. If your vehicle breaks down, what you do about it can go a long way toward limiting future, more costly truck repair.

Knowing what type of repairs you need to make before you have to pay through the nose can help save you a ton of money. Here are the five most common repairs for Ford trucks and what you can do about them.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_message icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-phone”]

Your Local Ford Repair Specialists

We specialize in Ford vehicles and diesel repair but we are fully capable of providing repair and maintenance services for most makes and models. Call us today or visit our shop to request your estimate. Our mechanics will gladly look over your car and provide a comprehensive evaluation.[/vc_message][vc_column_text]

#1 Brake Pad and Rotor Wear

That squeaking sound you hear or the grinding you feel whenever you brake? It’s probably time to change the brake pads. This problem is an easy fix, but make sure your rotors are checked when they replace your brake pads to prevent future damage.

Repair Cost: $350-$750 depending on the number and condition of the brake pads and rotors.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text]

#2 Rough Engine Idling

Even though Ford trucks are built for rugged work, the engine should idle smooth. Rough idling could be caused by a malfunction with an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) sensor, causing the EGR valve not to close entirely.

Repair Cost: This simple truck repair costs around $300-$400 to fix.
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#3 Ignition Coil Failure Due to Spark Plug Gap

If the check engine light is on, chances are it’s from an excessive spark plug gap, causing an ignition coil failure. You may also notice a sputtering or misfiring of the engine, another symptom of ignition coil failure. This problem is fixed by replacing failed ignition coils along with spark plugs and coil boots.

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#4 Spark Plug Ejection from Cylinder Head

With any work truck, the spark plug may get ejected from the cylinder head, causing damage to the spark plug hole threads. Ford has released a technical service bulletin about this problem and if under warranty, Ford recommends a truck repair that includes cylinder replacement. If that is not an option, they advise a thread insert repair.

Repair Cost: Depending on warranty, a cylinder head gasket repair can cost $1,400-$1,500.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”25px”][vc_column_text]

#5 Head Gasket Oil Leak

If you smell oil after you run your engine, specifically on the passenger side, the problem may be an oil leak from the head gasket. The smell is from oil leaking out onto the starter, and before this becomes a big issue, you should consider getting a head gasket replacement or repair the oil leak.

Repair Cost: The cost can begin at $300-$400 and might increase, depending on the damage to the gasket.
[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”35px”][vc_column_text]Ford trucks are built to last, but aren’t indestructible. Before you damage your truck any further, if you experience any of these symptoms, contact RC Auto Specialists, The Tulsa Repair Guys. We know Ford Trucks! Give us a call at (918) 872-8115 or click the sign-up on our “contact us” page to schedule an appointment for our team of experts today. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”35px”][vc_message icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-phone”]

Your Local Ford Repair Specialists

We specialize in Ford vehicles and diesel repair but we are fully capable of providing repair and maintenance services for most makes and models. Call us today or visit our shop to request your estimate. Our mechanics will gladly look over your car and provide a comprehensive evaluation.[/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row]