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Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (4%)

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Ford F-150 suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 224 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

385-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

2000 mi Dealership replaced defective steering column under warranty. 
3000 mi Intermediate shaft replaced due to persistent creaking noise. 

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2014 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

360-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

40300 mi right side rear shock was squeaking 

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2014 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

21000 mi Steering stops on end of control arms were making cracking noises. Lubed stoppers. Tech advised, "don't turn all the way to stopper". 

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2013 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

360-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

8700 mi Lower steering shaft was replace to repair "popping" sound and feel in the steering wheel and brake pedal over minor bumps. 

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2013 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

34000 mi soft creaking noise when turning full right and full left. 

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2013 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

10000 mi Bad sensor in the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM). PSCM/lowers steering assembly replaced. 

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2013 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

411-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

21700 mi Replaced front shocks under warrantee 

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2013 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

360-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

9000 mi Getting weird noises in right front suspension. Clunks and the sound of the brakes dragging.rnrn Tech found nothing wrong. Noises have stopped. 

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2012 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

22000 mi A rear shock absorber mount was broken. 
4700 mi Popping sound from leaf springs. Shims and leaves were greased to quiet it. 

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2012 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

7440 mi Steering locks when doing a sweeping left hand turn 

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2012 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

20460 mi rear shocks leaking badly 
8680 mi Steering rack and components defective from manufacturing 

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2012 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

25500 mi Wheel was sticking at positions around 11 O'clock on the wheel. dealer replaced the entire electrical steering system under warranty. 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

26000 mi

US $300
unable to align until parts were replaced 
2000 mi Replaced driver-side rear shock because it was leaking fluid. 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

42000 mi

US $100
Steering position sensor faulty; replacement required replacement of entire rack-and-pinion steering system. Covered by Ford ESP PremiumCare warranty (less $100 deductible). 
10000 mi Long wheelbase F150s with Ecoboost engine shudder on take-off and at 55-60 mph. 
34000 mi Vibration from rear end. TSB, insert a shim into the rear axle spring seat. 
36000 mi Vibration reduced considerably, but still there under load: when bed is loaded, going up hill, or towing. Ford Customer Service contacted me and is going to work with the dealer to find the cause.  

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

41000 mi

US $1500
Replaced EPAS 
48000 mi Wheel bearing on front drivers side wheel 
19500 mi Right Rear shock leaking 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

74300 mi

US $1800
Steering gear rack was replaced. 
37300 mi electronic steering reduction gear wore out, steering would lock 5deg from center while moving for a second or so causing oversteer to correct 
35920 mi The struts needed repairing as well. 
46260 mi

C $150
We had issues with the struts again and we had issues with water getting into the rear axle again. 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

411-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

45000 mi

US $400
High pressure line on power steering system was leaking. Replaced with revised high pressure line and new fluid. 
61300 mi

US $443
Humming (propeller) noise from right front corner (speed-dependent and would disappear when turning to the right). Dealer diagnosed bad right front wheel bearing and replaced entire hub assembly. 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

411-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD

25420 mi

C $60
leaky power steering pressure hose (barely weeping) 
44640 mi

C $1000
Foxx shocks leaked and needed to be replaced. 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

360-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

6000 mi Electric power steering malfunctioning 
8000 mi Replaced rack and electric power assist 

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2010 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

123000 mi

US $808
Sway bar replaced. 
76880 mi

C $390
Steering shaft required replacement due to the universal seizing and locking 

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2010 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

71000 mi

US $170
Power steering hose exploded. Replaced hose and flushed power steering fluid. Required 2 trips because they did not flush the fluid the first time. 
96000 mi

US $760
Power steering hose was blowing open when starting up in very cold weather. The AC condenser was replaced, as the fluid could not move through it. 
120000 mi Replaced Tie rod 

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2010 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

4000 mi Replace rear shocks due to clunking noise 

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2010 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

411-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

73300 mi

US $200
replace worn tie rods 

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2010 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

124000 mi

US $1200
High pressure line to power steering pump leaking 

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2010 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

45300 mi

US $800
Power steering cooler leak. 
44000 mi

US $700
1 leaking rear shock and 1 leaking front strut. Ended up replacing all 4 out of pocket as factory warranty had expired 8k miles ago 
10000 mi The rear end has a hop on concrete roads that is more than annoying. The hop drives up into the cab and is very noticeable when driving at speeds over 55. This is a common problem with Ford F150's that is being ignored by Ford Motor.  
67300 mi

US $170
The right rear shock was bent and was replaced with a new shock 
16000 mi Serpentine belt snapped and broke off the power steering pump in the process. 
21480 mi Leaking shock replaced rear left. 
14000 mi It was determined that a front strut was leaking and not assembled correctly at the factory. A new strut and related hardware were ordered. Parts arrived (after dealer verified owner's observation of a leaking and misassembled front strut assembly on previous visit) and were installed at this time. 

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2010 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

248-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

23560 mi Technician discovered leaking left-rear shock absorber during an oil change. Shock absorber replaced under warranty. 

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2009 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

27000 mi Leaking front shock 
27000 mi Bad wheel bearing 
39000 mi

US $190
Pressure line was leaking on power steering. Flare appeared to be broken on inspection after replacement. 
71300 mi

US $50
Shocks (rear) and struts (front) and front end alignment 

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2009 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

17360 mi power steering hose leak. fixed under warranty. 

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2009 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

55000 mi power steering lines and pump need replaced. have not fixed it yet. haven't been driving it. 
47000 mi replace tie rod end 

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2009 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

76880 mi

C $400
power steering pressure hose leak. 
110360 mi

C $8
Weeping pinion seal replaced. 

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2009 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

24000 mi power steering line leaking. 
61000 mi

US $100
Power Steering pressure hose had a small leak and was replaced. 

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2009 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

40000 mi

US $420
Power steering hose leak 
28520 mi

C $500
Seeping power steering hose 
49600 mi

C $990
Complained of tire or bearing noise but dealer advised it was tires and was caused by loose Upper control arms. Mostly highway driven so not expecting this type of problem so early. 
86000 mi

US $100
Leaking power steering hose 

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2009 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

31500 mi The power steering was leaking and they had to order the part. Called me two months later telling me it was in. Drove in to have it installed and it was the wrong part. It has been 3 more weeks and still waiting on part. 
45000 mi

US $146
6 bolt Front sealed bearing hub RWD Not trailer towing. $100 dollars cheaper at Rock auto than local parts supply. Developed slowly. 

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2009 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

132500 mi

C $380
Replaced high and low pressure power steering hoses and transmission cooler lines. All weeping for past two years, now some leaking. 
137020 mi

C $210
Power steering hose rupture. 
39500 mi

US $390
Another common issue with 2009 F150s. Lower power steering high pressure fluid hose leaking. Part retailed ~$140, labor and fluid was extra. I was out of warranty when it happened 

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2009 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

310-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

28000 mi

US $26
replaced power steering hose that was seeping 

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2009 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

248-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

21815 mi warranty repair to power steering. 

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2009 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

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

10700 mi Rear shock replaced, leaking 
20000 mi

US $122
Shocks were leaking. Replaced both. 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

52500 mi

US $1200
replaced front and rear shocks. Ride starting to get a little harsh. Decided to replace while brakes were being done at the same time. 

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2008 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

90000 mi Shocks were needing full replacement, as were Brakes, tires,  

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2007 Ford F-150 4dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

25000 mi replaced power steering pump 

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2007 Ford F-150 4dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

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

65100 mi

C $510
replaced both tie rod ends and upper ball joints 
73160 mi

C $205
Had to replace 2 hoses badly corroded and leaking. parts $205 and almost 2 hours for replacement and bleeding the power steering system 

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2007 Ford F-150 4dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 5-speed manual RWD

7600 mi Replaced both rear leaf springs and assembly due to squeaking.  
9500 mi Parts of steering assembly replaced due to vibration in the steering wheel when turning. 
67000 mi Second wheel bearing replaced on drivers front in a year. Both upper ball joints worn at 60k miles. Stock suspension, never off road. I replaced UCA's myself with Moog greaseable. 

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2007 Ford F-150 4dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

115300 mi

US $380
NEEDED ROTORS AND BEARINGS AND TIRES 
110360 mi

C $600
Upper control arms, ball joints on both sides 
122140 mi

C $250
Replace broken left rear center spring 

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2007 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

88500 mi Discovered truck has blown shocks. Indicator was tire cupping and vibration at highway speeds. 
53320 mi

C $555
stiff steering - had to replace intermediate steering shaft because it was seizing (rust?). Mechanic sourced used shaft for $150.00. 
55480 mi

C $766
power steering pump started leaking - hose connection rusted out.Extra labour needed because of rusty bolts. 
74400 mi

C $383
leaf spring broke not fault of the truck 
47000 mi

US $600
Had to replace All 4 ball joints. Labor $400. Parts $200. 

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2007 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

68700 mi

US $350
replace power steering pump 

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2007 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

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

66700 mi

US $300
Replaced rf tie rod again 
84700 mi

US $160
Upper right ball joint 

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2007 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

84000 mi

US $100
Noise from front of vehicle on decel, dealer found left front wheel bearing bad, replaced noise is gone 

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2006 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

60000 mi

US $1500
Rear end bearings were bad 

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2006 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

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

82700 mi Upper Control arm and ball joint passenger side. All four rotors and pads replaced. 
112840 mi 1 tie rod 

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2006 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

44020 mi

C $100
Rear leaf spring broke. 

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2006 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

59000 mi Front wheel bearings started making noise. Replaced both sides 

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2006 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

77000 mi

US $725
Replaced front struts and rear shocks. front end alignment. 
80000 mi

US $160
Rubber bushings on front sway bar needed to be replaced. 

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2006 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

163700 mi

C $450
Replaced hub assembly complete with bearing 
215140 mi

C $1500
Power steering fluid leaking, line was rusted through 
48000 mi

US $200
needed 2 tie rod ends 
70060 mi

C $900
Complete replacement of brakes, rotors, ball joints and control arms required at 112,000 kms 

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2006 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

96100 mi

$50
Wheel Bearing, front, passenger side 515 pesos = 34 dlls for the bearing 250 pesos ? 15 dlls labor 

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2005 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

138000 mi

US $650
Upper and Lower Ball Joints 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

68200 mi

$150
Stabilizer bar nuts worn out, and need replacing. 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

126000 mi

US $168
Bad ball joints were repaired. The ball joints were causing uneven tire wear. All tires were rebalanced and an alignment was performed. 
153000 mi

US $552
New bearings were installed on front of truck both sides, even though only one side was bad. 
188000 mi

US $230
Front wheel bearing and rotor were replaced. Rotor was replaced also since the bearing is pressed into the rotor. 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

64000 mi

US $125
Front Right hub replacement 
63700 mi

US $700
Lower ball joints & inner tie rod 
89000 mi

US $225
I had my 4x4 partially engaging. Turns out that I had an accumulation of rust in the hub bearing. My vacuum hose was pulled at the hub and rust was blown out. A suction test was completed succussfully showing no suction leaks. 
94700 mi

US $225
I had a bad ball joint in my driver's side front discovered during my yearly inspection. 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

82000 mi

US $30
Return power steering line developed leak. Replaced line 
66000 mi

US $850
Cracked front spring 
77000 mi

US $380
Front ball joints replaced 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

99000 mi

US $400
Ball Joint 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

140000 mi

US $300
Lower ball joints worn (originals from factory). Replaced by local tire store. Work completed in 2 hours. 
205300 mi

US $600
Replaced front struts due to an annoying squeak. Bushings on original struts were worn.....to be expected at this mileage. 

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2005 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

133000 mi

US $1000
wheel bearing seized burning itself and brakes 
85500 mi

US $400
Replaced all 4 shocks; two (1 front, 1 rear) had blown out. 
188057 mi

¤987
Replaced Iner & outer Tie rods + Loer Ball Joint. 

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2004 Ford F-150 4dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

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

225000 mi

US $339
Wheel bearings disintegrated. R&R d wheel hub. 

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2004 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

196000 mi

US $2300
New coils, upper and lower ball joints, saw bar links, tie rods, steering column, and idler pulley 
149000 mi

US $1500
Brakes and rotors, front hubs 

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2004 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

101000 mi

US $36
The passenger side sway bar end link started clunking. Replaced both sides while I was doing the passenger side. 
72000 mi

US $1104
Ball joint replacement, new rotors and pads 
93000 mi

US $838
Ti rod, stabilizer, shock 
99000 mi

US $1614
Replaced Sway Bar Broken Spring 
142000 mi

US $500
Ball Joints, tie rod ends 
123000 mi

US $400
replaced front shocks 

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2004 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

119000 mi

US $750
Stock shocks changed out --- and wheels aligned 3rd brake light was leaking, seal was broken - replaced with aftermarket. - Oil & filter change, two bottles of fuel injector cleaner 
47500 mi

US $100
Severe bind in steering wheel while turning thought to be the fluid or PS pump or PS piston binding issue. It was the support arms for the steering shaft extension under the hood rubbing on two guides. Lubrication only was the fix. 
50300 mi

US $600
u-joint on steering shaft seized. Lubed same 

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2004 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

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

55000 mi

US $1700
Replace front struts, rear shocks, rear brake pads, resurface disks. 
126500 mi

C $612
Left front wheel bearing worn beyond limits. 
133920 mi

C $1538
Replaced rt frt wheel bearing, rt lower ball joint, rt frt hub sleeve, 
176080 mi

C $1800
Front End work, Lower Tie Rods,  

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2004 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

88000 mi

US $800
Bad wheel bearing. Rear rotors were also warped. Replaced all 4 rotors and new pads all around. 
73000 mi

US $2
Hose clamp not tight enough, power steering fluid leaking from hose/cooler. Replaced the hose clamp and topped off power steering fluid. 

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2004 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

139700 mi

US $175
front coil spring broken off at end 
141000 mi

US $600
power stearing lines rusted out and rack and pinion was leaking with bad tierod ends had to replace all parts 
147000 mi

US $250
front coil spring broken on both sides. both back shocks rusted and no longer working correctly 
145000 mi

US $351
quick change struts and rear shocks 
144000 mi

US $150
REPLACED LEFT FRONT HUB ASSEMBLY 
152000 mi

US $200
left front hub assembly failure 
178000 mi

US $119
Replaced worn Inner Tie-Rod Ends before installing new tires. 
147000 mi

US $1115
Bad upper and lower ball joints, driver side. Bad Sway Bar links, both sides. All replaced, with lifetime alignment. Transmission also serviced. 
152000 mi

US $315
Passenger front wheel unit bearing failed. Replaced with Timken unit. 
153300 mi

US $575
Broken Drivers Front Coil Spring. Replaced with Quick Strut Units, both sides and realigned. 
168000 mi

US $220
Intermediate steering shaft u-joints (lower one in particular) were binding resulting in stiff steering. Regreasing bought a few months, but a replacement was the only permanent fix (non-serviceable u-joints - must replace whole unit). 

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2004 Ford F-150 2-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

66000 mi

US $637
Ball joint repair. 

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2003 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

68000 mi

US $1500
Upper/lower ball joints, upper control arm, inner/outer tie rods ends all went bad. 

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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

194300 mi

C $1900
front brakes ball joints upper&lower tie rods inner&outer gas tank rear shocks 

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

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

95300 mi

US $650
Dealer shop noted that my front stabilizer links were worn out.  I replaced the stabilizer links myself, as this was a very easy fix, and much less expensive than paying shop rates for a job that I did in 30 minutes. 

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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

98000 mi

US $200
Bent tie rod on right front, second time replaced in three years. Front end alignment, tires rotated and balanced. Note: there are NO curbs where I live, so not the result of parking problems. 
105000 mi

US $650
front driver hub/bearing unit replaced 

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

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

157000 mi

US $170
Hub/bearing assembly 

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

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 5-speed manual RWD

186300 mi

US $400
Front Passenger- side Wheel-Bearing 

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

supercharged 380hp 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

133000 mi prior part was a cheap part 

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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

82500 mi

US $1100
New ball joints and idler arm. 
97000 mi

US $800
Needed a new steering box. 
201000 mi

US $275
Replaced both outer tie rod ends, both lower ball joints, the left upper ball joint, and alignment cams. 
61000 mi

US $50
Replaced 2 ball joints and 1 idler arm. 

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

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

82000 mi

US $250
Ball joints worn and caused excessive wear on brake rotors. Ball joints replaced and new rotors installed. 
142000 mi

US $500
Ball joints on both upper and lower on left and right.  Wheel bearings on both sides. 

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2003 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

7000 mi U-joint replaced. Front caliper siezed and warped rotor. Rotors resurfaced and pads replaced under warranty. 

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

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

182000 mi

US $150
rear suspension broken 

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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

129000 mi

US $1000
Control arms, tie rod ends, sway bar end links. 
71000 mi

US $275
New shocks. Also bled the brakes. 
152700 mi Passenger swaybar link broke - replaced. 
157000 mi

US $240
replaced all 4 shocks with Rancho 5000 series. the rear shocks were leaking oil 
163000 mi

US $280
Replaced front wheel bearings with moog units 
139000 mi Anti-sway bar link busted due to pot hole. Noted that the replacement was more heavy duty. Love my truck!  
142000 mi

US $200
Repaired front steering stabilizer that was broken due to pot hole. Less than $50. 

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

220-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

88040 mi

C $225
leaf spring repair 

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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

154000 mi

US $990
Replaced upper & lower ball joints & front brakes, rotors & pads. 
154380 mi

C $650
ABS sensor in the front driver side wheel crapped out. Replaced hub and sensor (integrated unit). 
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. 

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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

150000 mi

US $2091
Replaced upper and lower ball joints left an right side tie rod ends both sides. new shocks front an rear.  

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

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

175000 mi

US $1500
Replaced lower ball joints, which were in really bad shape. 
72300 mi

US $800
replace loose tie rods and stabilizers 
110100 mi

US $850
Ball joints and other front-end work, plus alignment afterwards. Mechanic said is typical for these trucks. 
131000 mi

US $350
Wheel bearing on passenger side shot. Had to replace spindle, bearings, rotor, upper ball joint. 

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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

91000 mi

US $20
Sway bar end connector bushings were worn out. Jacked the car up on either side and replaced by hand. Super simple. 
161000 mi

US $500
Upper & lower ball joints both sides. Inner & outer tie-rod ends both sides.  
79700 mi

US $900
Replace bad tie rod end found during NY State Insp. (yearly) 
87000 mi

US $400
R&R Left lower ball joint (broken) 
94300 mi

US $100
Power steering leaking. Replaced 3 hoses, also lower radiator hose and serpentine belt. Hoses were in need of replacement but leak is from steering box at pitman arm end 
95000 mi

US $110
Leaking fluid. Leak coming from the only hose not replaced. Replaced that and still leaking. Repl. PS pump & fixed prob. 
161500 mi

US $100
Rear leaf spring shackle rusted and broke. Replaced with new part. 

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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

118000 mi

US $50
Right rear spring shackle failed (rusted out). Spring shackle replaced. 

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

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

134400 mi

US $500
Another ball joint was replaced this time on the right side. 
81263 mi

US $266
Replace both lower ball joints $210, align front end 39.95, tax 16.25 
107700 mi

US $309
Replace left upper ball joint,right inner tie rod end. $308.80 net. Done while I waited. 

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

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

107700 mi

US $1100
Ball joints worn, causing alignment issues. Replaced ball joints, control arms, and re-aligned. Caused uneven tire wear on front tires. 

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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

125700 mi

US $319
upper and lower ball joints worn out, both sides on front ed, was cheaper to replace entire A frame on front suspension and then have realignment done 
165540 mi

C $1200
Replaced bearing, tie rod ends 
80000 mi

US $250
Needed new shocks. 
167000 mi

US $1400
Remove and replace F control arms upper and lower, left and right & ball joints, wheel align 
151000 mi

US $800
Initially replaced idler arm and lower ball joints (which had play), causing alignment & tire issues, but it's worse now, may need tie rod ends and/or upper ball joints. 
190000 mi

US $97
Replaced upper lower, sway bar bushings 
88000 mi

US $180
Replaced rusted leaf spring shackles and rear shocks. 

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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

100000 mi

US $600
bushings failed 

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2001 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

109000 mi

US $475
Replaced all 4 ball joints due to one lower ball joint wearing out. 

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2001 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

130000 mi

US $500
Upper ball joints worn and replaced. Camber/Caster kit added to adjust alignment. 

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

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

143000 mi

US $190
Ball joints and upper control arms replaced along with sway bard bushings 

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

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 5-speed manual RWD

156240 mi

$500
The inner left tie rod end was completly worn. All four of them where replaced. Also had to install eccentric bolts for the control arms so that the truck could get aligment 

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2000 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

276520 mi

C $3500
Tie rods, suspension, and a few other repairs were done at this time.  
328600 mi

C $2500
Rear axle was changed, as well as seals and gaskets 
390600 mi

C $2200
Various repairs. Tie rod ends, both sides, lower ball joints. 

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2000 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

268000 mi

US $200
replace inner tie rod ends,idler arm,pitman arm. 
283300 mi

US $40
idler arm had to be replaced again after cheap replacement broke. 

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2000 Ford F-150 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

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

115320 mi

C $1051
2 broken suspension rods (sway bar end links), 1 control arm damaged, ball joints worn out and shock absorbers worn out. All were fixed. Problem was noticed when doing an oil change. 

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1999 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

108000 mi

US $800
Ball Joints 
114000 mi

US $600
Ball joints 
172000 mi

US $910
Tie rod ends, Idler arm, control arms, ball joints, Sway bar links and a complete front end alignment. Front end was wore out, but previous owner had not maintained well at all. 

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1999 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

275000 mi

US $450
Front RT Wheel Bearing. Needed to be replaced, but still noise present 
294700 mi

US $5000
Ball Joints Upper and Lower 
308000 mi

US $600
Noisy tire rod 

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1999 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

159340 mi

C $282
Drivers side outer sway bar link broke - replaced both sides. 4 tire balance. 

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1999 Ford F-150 2-door

8-cylinder manual 4WD

162300 mi

US $600
replaced lower ball joint, which had failed 

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1999 Ford F-150 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

141000 mi

US $490
Replaced upper ball joints 

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1998 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

1240 mi

C $1000
front wheel hubs abs modulator replaced master brake cylinder 
106320 mi

C $200
Power steering oil cooler leak fixed. Cooler and hoses changed. 

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1998 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

122760 mi

C $250
Power steering pressure hose replaced 

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1998 Ford F-150

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

219700 mi

US $150
Noticed front wheels leaning in. Worn out Upper A Frames both Left and Right. Replaced Both. Wheels now straight and true. 

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1998 Ford F-150

6-cylinder manual 2WD

97000 mi Needed wheel bearings. 

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1997 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

146000 mi

US $240
Truck began to shimmy at 34 miles an hour 
116000 mi

US $70
ball joints 
124000 mi

US $720
Worn right side upper and lower ball joints discovered during state required yearly safety and emissions inspection.  

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1997 Ford F-150

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

83700 mi

C $100
Broken sway bar link. Excessive play on lower ball joint (passenger side) 

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