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2001 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (3%)

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2001 Ford F-150 electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 29 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

39000 mi

US $280
The actuator for the door in the heating system didn't function and I had no heat. Was told it is a common problem. 
130000 mi Left front speaker had stopped working. Automatic door locks were slow, and sometimes required pressing multiple times to unlock. 

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2001 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

220-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

130000 mi replaced ac compresser 

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2001 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

74700 mi

US $50
power door locks are weak - will not open 
175000 mi

US $1500
Alternator failed. Alternator, battery and belt had to be eplaced. 
68000 mi

US $30
Sometimes truck had no power. Once it shut off while I was driving. I replaced the starter solenoid and the problem seems to be fixed. 
70624 mi

US $306
Issue with starting system. Reset computer to resolve issue 
137000 mi

US $168
Told compressor was going, when all the truck required was some r134. 

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2001 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

164000 mi

US $17
Cruise control went out due to a failed sensor. Replaced the sensor myself within 10 minutes. 
58000 mi

US $800
Had to replace the AC Lines and Compressor! 

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2001 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

220-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

115000 mi

US $25
Airbag OFF indicator light stopped working. Replaced LED in airbag switch module. 
116700 mi

US $180
Starter failed to work; R&R starter. 

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2001 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

220-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

126000 mi

US $40
Burning smell coming from vents. Also noticed intermittently the lower air speeds (1-3) would not work. Found melted connector to blower motor resistor. Had to replace resistor ($20, autozone) and wire harness ($20, scrapyard). 

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2001 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

186000 mi

US $4500
my Gauge cluster does not work. 

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2001 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

119000 mi

US $700
low beam out on drivers side. Cost $50+ to replace. What a ripoff. Was trying to get out of town for a trip next day but would have done it myself if I had known they were going to charge me $50 for a $10 repair. 

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2001 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

187000 mi

US $700
Compressor had multiple leaks requiring parts replacement but not of the whole compressor unit. 
263300 mi

US $50
Driver window was stuck in the up position, constantly trying to close window, nearly burned out battery. Mechanic diagnosed issue and I did self-repair by cleaning out control pad. Works fine now. 
97000 mi

US $320
Connection to starter motor corroded causing no start. Replaced cable and starter due to sheared stud on starter solenoid. 
178540 mi

C $275
Replaced driver side window actuator/motor 
202000 mi

US $509
replaced alternator after electrical system shutdown 

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2001 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

220-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

70000 mi Brake light switch failure Power mirrors inoperative 
81000 mi

US $300
rheostat conroller failed 

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2001 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder hybrid automatic 4WD

165000 mi

US $145
Starter would not turn over so replaced the starter 

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2001 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

134700 mi battery went dead when accessory malfunctioned. charged battery, no problems since 

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2001 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 5-speed manual RWD

177940 mi

$300
Evaporator clogged inside and out. Decided to replace it, clean the system and recharge it 

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2001 Ford F-150 Electrical Problems

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