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2002 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 95 repairs.

2002 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 44 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

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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 6.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2015
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. 

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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 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 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 California, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2015
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. 

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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 - Jun 2015
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 

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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 Georgia, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2015
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

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

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. 

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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 Repair Histories

92 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Ford F-150. 37 of these members (40.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 95 repairs to 2002 Ford F-150s--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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