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2003 Ford F-150 electrical repair cost distribution

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.
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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

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 4WD, part-time w/low range

61000 mi

US $50
Electronic heating control panel failed. NO heat to the floor and temperature regulation was faulty. 
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 
81700 mi

US $400
Electric Windows did not work. 
85000 mi

US $350
Power window was not working. 
100440 mi

C $250
alternator broke and battery died shortly afterwards. 
86000 mi

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

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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 Electrical Problems

97 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Ford F-150. 14 of these members (14.4%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 21 electrical repairs to 2003 Ford F-150s--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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