2003 Ford F-150 Ford F-150 2003

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2003 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (1%)

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2003 Ford F-150 electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (9%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (4%)

$100 - $499 (61%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 23 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2003 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

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

163680 mi

C $1135
replaced clutch on compressor 

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2003 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

75000 mi

US $600
Air conditioner was making a loud ticking noise. It was replaced with a re-manufactured unit in one afternoon. 
90000 mi

US $180
A/C system was losing freon pressure. Replaced o-rings. Problem solved 
91000 mi

US $170
Alternator failed 
95300 mi

US $1600
Replacement a/c compressor from September 2010 was defective, had dealer order oem. The new a/c compressor was installed, along with 2 Schrader valves (on the AC system) that were leaking.  

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2003 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

145000 mi

US $600
New alternator and battery 
81000 mi

US $125
Replaced battery 

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2003 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

108300 mi

US $195
Replaced power door lock switch 

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2003 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

147000 mi

US $475
Alternator failed. Blower speed resistor pack failed, blower would only operate on the top two (out of four) speeds. 
153000 mi

US $50
Blend door actuator failed, would not respond to the temperature control knob and failed in the full hot air position. 
61000 mi

US $50
Electronic heating control panel failed. NO heat to the floor and temperature regulation was faulty. 
100440 mi

C $250
alternator broke and battery died shortly afterwards. 
107000 mi

US $1800
heating core vacuum system, system does not blow air to the floor 
114000 mi heating core vacuum system still not working when sold 
86000 mi

US $8
Vacuum Actuator for floor mode door in climate control failed. 
81700 mi

US $400
Electric Windows did not work. 
85000 mi

US $350
Power window was not working. 

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2003 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

154000 mi

US $300
Alternator replaced due to being dysfunctional. 

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2003 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

173300 mi

US $150
Fixed air conditioning 

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2003 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

supercharged 380hp 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

60300 mi

US $80
New headlight switch.... took 5 min to install no tools. 

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2003 Ford F-150 Electrical Problems

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