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2002 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

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

Other (5%)

Chart based on 110 repairs.

2002 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (35%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (6%)

Chart based on 49 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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2002 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - May 2009
Mar 2009

58000 mi

US $175
Mass air flow sensor and egr valve.  

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

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

Ford F-150 in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2002 - Mar 2016
Aug 2002

143946 mi

US $276
Replaced #8 coil pack and spark plug 
Mar 2014

141000 mi

US $790
O2 sensor was reading too lean. Problem was intake manifold gasket leak. 
Aug 2014

143000 mi

US $276
Coil went bad. Replaced #8 Spark plug and #8 coil. 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

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

Ford F-150 in Alabama, United States
Nov 2015 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

265000 mi
Alternator had never been replaced. It finally gave up the ghost. Alternator replaced. 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Oregon, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2016
Jan 2013

251000 mi

US $24
Right door lock actuator quit working. Replaced actuator. 
Ford F-150 in Missouri, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
Jan 2013

128000 mi

US $800
Transmission fluid hose ruptured 
Ford F-150 in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2015
May 2015

83700 mi

US $760
Number 4 Electronic coil went out 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2016
Dec 2010

133000 mi

US $875
Fuel pump failed, no pressure in line to start engine. Towed to shop where did start after sitting 30 minutes, but because about to go on extended holiday drive (plus hesitated on start 2 days prior) opted to replace pump rather than risk issue on road 
Jun 2012

157000 mi

US $530
Replaced major hose which sprung a leak, and recharged the system. 
Aug 2013

177000 mi

US $155
Simple replacement of alternator. Purchased part at Autozone, took an hour to swap out. 
Dec 2013

183000 mi

US $5
Rear extended cab door on driver's side stopped opening. Checked youtube for similar issues, pulled door panel - plastic tensioner on latch cable broke. Fashioned my own with a couple wire ties and replaced panels. 
Ford F-150 in Washington, United States
Jan 2014 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

78000 mi

US $70
Left front brake caliper was dragging,causing rotor to heat up.Had vehicle towed home.R&R left front brake caliper.I did the labor myself. 
Ford F-150 in Georgia, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

85000 mi

US $150
Ford did not seal these windshield properly. Leaks onto GEM, expensive repair caused by Ford's lack of quality control. 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

Ford F-150 in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Jun 2013 - Sep 2015
Dec 2013

137020 mi

C $122
Exhaust repairs 
Ford F-150 in Delaware, United States
Aug 2010 - Feb 2013
Oct 2010

118000 mi

US $655
Replaced rear differential yoke seal and differential cover. New u-joints front and rear driveshafts. Replaced fluids in both differentials, transmission and transfer case 
Oct 2011

124000 mi

US $4200
Transmission torque converter failed leading to no 3rd gear or overdrive. Total transmission rebuild. 
Ford F-150 in Ohio, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2015
Aug 2014

125000 mi
Universal joints. 
Mar 2015

129000 mi

US $6000
Transmission lines. Starter died. Control arms, tie rod ends, sway bar end links. Fuel tank rotted out, fuel pump, lines. 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2016
Mar 2009

68000 mi

US $430
Rear end pinion seal leak. 
Apr 2009

69000 mi

US $100
in dash cup holder broke. 
Sep 2010

71000 mi

US $275
New shocks. Also bled the brakes. 
Sep 2012

79000 mi

US $40
radiator was overheating so I replaced thermostat and coolant. 
Ford F-150 in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2012
May 2011

139000 mi
Anti-sway bar link busted due to pot hole. Noted that the replacement was more heavy duty. Love my truck!  
Sep 2011

142000 mi

US $200
Repaired front steering stabilizer that was broken due to pot hole. Less than $50. Replaced brake pads and had rotors turned. Less than $150 bucks for entire job. Noted rear axle leaking! Need to fix this. 
Ford F-150 in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2012 - Apr 2016
Sep 2013

137000 mi

US $50
Rear brake pads. 
Ford F-150 in Missouri, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2016
Jan 2013

149000 mi
Engine check engine light was one - used code scanner to obtain code. The code was for low coolant temperature, which usually means it's time to replacement thermostat. 
Apr 2013

150700 mi

US $15
Replaced the thermostat and o-ring gasket. DIY repaired, cause it's quicker than taking it to a mechanic 
Jul 2013

152700 mi
Passenger swaybar link broke - replaced. 
Jan 2014

156000 mi
DTC P0171 and P0174 - System too lean. 
Jan 2016

166300 mi
Truck is throwing codes P0171 and P0174 - lean on bank 0 and bank 1 - couldn't find anything leaks - so it might be a dirty MAF sensor. 
Ford F-150 in Colorado, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

145000 mi

US $1800
Slipping noticed in rear end. Required replacement of gears in rear differential. 
Ford F-150 in Iowa, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2016
Jan 2012

150700 mi

US $235
replaced rear axle seals and bearings replaced IAC module because of inconsistent/ erratic idle. 
Sep 2012

155000 mi

US $18
Air filter failure...glue on end cap failed and a chunk of filter media lodged on the MAF sensor causing it to shut the truck off going down the road 
Nov 2012

157000 mi

US $240
replaced all 4 shocks with Rancho 5000 series. the rear shocks were leaking oil 
Dec 2012

157000 mi
After months of getting the run a round Fram finally paid for some diagnostic service ( see air filter failure in Sept), compression test done, all registered 180psi except #6  down to 150psi. new spark plugs went in at this time. 
Jul 2013

164000 mi
replaced front wheel bearings prior to a trip...more preventative, then acknowledged symptom. but after the repair I noticed the radio antenna lost its wiggle when going down the road. 
Nov 2015

182000 mi

US $30
replace a leaking transmission cooler line 
Dec 2015

183000 mi

US $13
a little plastic block that holds and allows for the gear selector indicator to adjust ...so that when you are in "park" then the gear indicator matches the correct position 
Feb 2016

184000 mi

US $26
Replaced transmission cooler line (again, 1st was a Dorman, This time it was replaced with a Motorcraft). It leaked in the same location as the original, the fittings around or near the flex rubber line area. 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

220-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Mar 2016
Feb 2011

57040 mi

C $188
leaking transmission cooler lines 
Mar 2011

58280 mi

C $210
R&R Daytime Running Light module #113z-14a601-ab 
May 2011

58680 mi

C $565
replace laking gas tank 
Oct 2011

61160 mi

C $175
Cruise Control sensor on top of brake resevoir began leaking. Need it replaced. rear axle seals leaking The axle seals began leaking again after a few days. Returned and had seals replaced again. Checked back two weeks later and leaking was stopped. Was either faulty seals or relocating the seals worked (minor pitting on axle). 
Aug 2012

65900 mi

C $90
driver door lock actuator - replacement 
Nov 2013

74400 mi

C $478
replaced A/C clutch,idler pulley, tensioner due to noises from engine 
May 2014

78120 mi

C $600
Passenger-side exhaust manifold rusted through. 
Dec 2014

83080 mi

C $190
replace front and rear u-joints replace low heat setting resistor 
Sep 2015

88040 mi

C $225
leaf spring repair body mount rotten on truck body 
Dec 2015

89900 mi

C $338
replace starter 
Jan 2016

90100 mi

C $105
R&R starter relay 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Ford F-150 in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2012 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

183000 mi

US $568
alternator, battery, leak in tire and oil change. 
Ford F-150 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2016
Dec 2008

80000 mi

US $700
Clutch slave cylinder failed. 
Jan 2009

82000 mi

US $300
Replaced slave cylinder and clutch assembly. 
May 2009

85000 mi

US $110
Replaced Alternator 
Oct 2012

128000 mi

US $100
Rough running engine. Replaced ignition coil pack. 
Jan 2013

128300 mi

US $75
Check engine light with code PO171 and PO174. Lean burn both banks. Replaced isolator bolts and intake gaskets. 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

123000 mi

US $884
fuel pump replaced 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

supercharged 340hp 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Colorado, United States
Oct 2003 - Sep 2009
Jun 2003

8213 mi
Replace both fog lights which fell out 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

166000 mi

US $300
Brake pads on all 4 wheels, rebuilt front calipers. First time since new. Transmission cooler line rusted and leaking. Right rear door electric window and power lock stopped working. Not repaired. Left front door speaker stopped working. Not repaired. Gas tank strap rusted through, factory recall. Not repaired. Limited slip axel problems not repaired. Spare tire winch failure to lower spare tire to the ground not repaired. 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

Ford F-150 in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2014 - Nov 2015
Jan 2015

150240 mi

C $389
Timing belt changed 
Sep 2015

154380 mi

C $650
ABS sensor in the front driver side wheel crapped out. Replaced hub and sensor (integrated unit). 
Ford F-150 in Alabama, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
Jan 2013

137700 mi

US $500
Needed to replace rear wheel bearings & seals. Also had to replace right axle shaft so when they sent the left by mistake, I replaced that side also. 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Dec 2014
Apr 2010

131000 mi

US $420
replace alternator and battery 
Apr 2011

156000 mi

US $750
I had a blown out spark plug in cylinder #7. Shop installed an insert and all new plugs. 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

178700 mi

US $700
Intake manifold warped and leaking coolant into spark plug wells causing multiple misfires 
Ford F-150 in Indiana, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

104500 mi

US $20
Replaced open master cylinder mounted cruise control deactivation switch. 
Ford F-150 in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2011 - Feb 2016
Jul 2011

145000 mi

US $77
Blower motor resistor failed & was replaced 
Dec 2012

154000 mi

US $990
Replaced upper & lower ball joints & front brakes, rotors & pads. 
Jan 2014

163700 mi

US $200
Check engine light came on & engine was misfiring. The coil for #8 spark plug failed. Replaced it & the motor runs correctly now 
Jul 2014

167000 mi

US $650
Motor stalled unexpectedly, seemed to be out of gas, gauge read 1/4 or more in tank. Poured 5 additional gal. in & it started right up. Had our mechanic inspect & he found a weak segment in the fuel pump motor 
Feb 2015

169000 mi

US $400
during repair of spark plug failure, coolent was found to be leaking by intake manifold gasket 
Mar 2015

169000 mi

US $350
A 2nd. plug blew out, back cylinder on passenger side. had to install new threads in head & replace spark plug & coil 
Jan 2016

172000 mi

US $190
Muffler rusted out. replaced muffler only, rest of the system was all reusable 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

Ford F-150 in Illinois, United States
Jun 2013 - Apr 2016
Feb 2014

163000 mi

US $20
The PCV elbow at the back of the throttle body was cracked and leaking causing un-metered air to enter the engine. Check engine light was thrown when long term fuel trims exceeded limits. 
Jun 2014

167000 mi

US $54
Failed coil on the number 4 spark plug. 
Jul 2015

168000 mi

US $75
Replaced rusted egr tube. 
Mar 2016

171000 mi

US $402
Broken Exhaust Manifold Stud, causing exhaust leak between manifold and head. 
Ford F-150 in New Brunswick, Canada
Feb 2013 - Sep 2014
Mar 2013

125240 mi

C $2100
my truck wouldnt start and add none of the gages was working so the dealer put it on the computers and it was my cluster that was burnt so had to replace the cluster and the alternator was charging to much that why my cluster burnt 

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2002 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

supercharged 340hp 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Louisiana, United States
Aug 2012 - Apr 2016
Apr 2015

117000 mi

US $200
Cruise control broken sensor 

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2002 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Maryland, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2016
May 2014

130000 mi

US $2000
Intake manifold cracked allowing water to leak out. So it ran hot. Had to repalace intake and related hardware. This is the second time this has happened 

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2002 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2016
Jun 2013

140000 mi

US $295
Noisy brakes, replaced pads and rotors, lubed calipers 
Jun 2015

148000 mi
Starter failure, unable to remove starter, will need to go to professional shop 
Sep 2015

148000 mi

US $150
Replaced starter 

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2002 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Ford F-150 in Indiana, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2014
Apr 2014

170300 mi

US $360
alternator failed due to seized tensioner spring. 

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2002 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2015
Nov 2010

76000 mi

US $250
Faulty EGR Pressure Sensor/DPFE, Scan code P0402. 

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2002 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Illinois, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2015
Sep 2013

100000 mi

US $50
Body throttle sensor had to be replaced and the car was under warantee. 
Jan 2014

102000 mi

US $50
speed control small part 

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