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2006 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (20%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 159 repairs.
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2006 Ford F-150 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (34%)

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Chart based on 140 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Ford F-150

Engine not specified

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

60000 mi

US $1500
Rear end bearings were bad 
Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
Apr 2012

US $700
spongy brakes dealer wanted 700 bucks.to much money so i am living with it. 

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

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Georgia, United States
Mar 2010 - Jan 2018
Nov 2014

40000 mi

US $105
Check engine light diagnostic reported a problem with a connector under the spare tire. Dealer wanted $460 to lower the tire and replace the connector, $50. I refused their service and repaired the connector myself at home. 

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

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Oklahoma, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

140000 mi

US $1200
Forward gears were all out. 

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

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
Oct 2017 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

215000 mi

US $65
engine miss replaced #7 coil pack 
Ford F-150 in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2012

64000 mi

US $100
passenger up, down switch would not move window down. Diagnosied as faulty window switch and replaced under extended warranty dash cupholder / ashtray would not pop out after being pushed in. 
May 2012

64600 mi
returned to dealer and window switch fixed with parts ordered under extended warranty. ashtray would not come out after pushed in. returned to dealer and fixed with parts ordered under extended warranty. 
Mar 2016

97000 mi

US $26
Replaced spark plugs with oem motorcraft sp-413 plugs 
Dec 2016

105000 mi
I had my truck detailed and the tech broke the sunglass holder door. I found a new one online from Ford and the detail co. bought it and I installed it. 
Feb 2018

114000 mi

US $23
Engine had definite miss,check engine light came on, Fixd displayed code P0303, misfire cyl #3 and P0171, fuel injection sys to lean. While removing coil on cyl. 3 I broke the line to the pcv valve. Plug looked good, no carbon tracking so switched coil and plug from #3 to #1 and replaced hose I broke with aftermarket rubber hose. Fired her up and didn't hear or feel any miss. Road test was great and Fixd didn't detect any codes!! 
Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Mar 2016

125000 mi
Low idle/engine dying when the AC compressor engaged. The problem was solved by cleaning throttle body. 

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

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

127000 mi

US $5
Replace nylon linkage connector behind intake manifold. 
Ford F-150 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2011 - Oct 2015
Nov 2012

95900 mi

US $68
Diagnosed misfire and replaced coil pack. 
Jun 2014

118000 mi

US $180
Alternator seized, breaking serpentine belt. Replaced alternator and belt. Left front brake caliper seized and was replaced. 
Aug 2014

118900 mi

US $100
Coolant sensor failed 
Nov 2014

120000 mi

US $60
Replaced noisy idler pulleys and tensioner pulley (bad bearings). 
Jun 2015

124000 mi

US $90
Replaced front brake rotor to repair broken ABS trigger wheel 
Jul 2015

124000 mi

US $120
Fuel pump control module 

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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

Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Feb 2013
Mar 2008

35340 mi

C $75
Drivers window sqeally going up and down. Lubracated window slides on all windows. Dealer covered most of cost as only had truck for two months.  
Dec 2009

63860 mi

C $450
Belt tensioner bearing wore out and wore hole in timing case. Timing case repaired tensioner replaced.  
Jul 2010

71300 mi

C $800
Knocking, seen dealer poss Cam bearing. Bearing fine ended up having Timing chain tensiors and both Cyl Heads replaced. Poss VCT and Cam Phasers. Bought used engine for parts, did work myself. $550 for engine Plus all gaskets and bolts.  
Oct 2011

81600 mi
Upper Control arm and ball joint passenger side. All four rotors and pads replaced. 
Oct 2012

103120 mi

C $640
Hanger bearing on rear drive shaft failed Drive shaft carrier bearing failed, replaced complete drive shaft. Both sections 
Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Apr 2017
Nov 2012

97300 mi

C $3100
felt a strong thud while backing up like I ran into something, checked nothing, continued backing up.Little did I know reverse band broke however, used truck for several weeks and the odd time backing up the truck hesitated until it no long 
Feb 2013

100520 mi

C $1650
hanger bearing failed requiring new driveshaft, hanger bearing and driveshaft come as one unit only from Ford. Having long wheelbase ext cab and 8ft box Ford has used a hanger bearing where some shorter wheelbases don't. Expensive last 3 mon 
Jun 2013

104160 mi

C $310
control F2 ( fuel pump drivers module ) located above spare tire, case cracked tech surprised it was still operating usually vehicle towed to him 
Jun 2014

112840 mi
1 tie rod 1 exhaust manifold 

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

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2008 - Feb 2011
Apr 2009

33480 mi
Clutch plates worn on limited slip differential 
Apr 2010

44020 mi

C $100
Rear leaf spring broke. 
May 2010

44520 mi

C $90
Driver side window switch no longer responding. Replaced myself. 
Dec 2010

50220 mi

C $113
Computer not acknowledging cruise when activated. Replaced computer. 
Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2017
Jul 2014

112000 mi

US $520
evap system problem (code P0442). Shop replaced a purge valve on gas tank. 
Nov 2015

122000 mi

US $100
Replaced 5.5 year old battery 
Ford F-150 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012

110000 mi

US $2800
Transmission wasn’t shifting correctly, making rough sounds. Transmission had to be rebuilt. 
Mar 2015

120000 mi

US $12000
Truck started jerking while driving and power was gone. Fuel injectors, spark plugs, clyliner heads all had to be replaced and fixed. 
Aug 2016

135000 mi

US $1000
Vibration and shudder coming from front of the truck. All of the front suspension had to be replaced 
Mar 2018

163000 mi
Truck has developed a shudder/vibration when starting off and accelerating. Problem has not been fixed because it hasn't been diagnosed. 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2010
May 2010

55800 mi

US $1600
driveline yoke needed grease/repacked and differential clutches need rebuilding heater hose to heater core burst while driving 

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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

Ford F-150 in Virginia, United States
Jun 2017 - Apr 2018
Sep 2017

117500 mi

US $510
"Dreaded 5.4L V-8 tune-up" due to Cyl 1 & 3 misfire codes. R2 all 8 platinum spark plugs and one coil. Cleared codes. 
Apr 2018

120000 mi

US $1400
Replaced cracked pax side leaking exhaust manifold, with new stainless steel headers both sides. Replaced muffler and welded small leaks to pipes. 
Ford F-150 in Missouri, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

21000 mi
Pinion seal was rubbing and squeaking. 4WD was not engaging. Fixed under 30 day dealer warranty. Pinion seal was rubbing and squeaking. 4WD was not engaging. Fixed under 30 day dealer warranty. 
Ford F-150 in Maryland, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2018
Sep 2010

74000 mi
No. 8 cylinder ignition coil Front four wheel drive hub stripped 
Mar 2011

84000 mi

US $295
No heat, one of the control modules for the climate control was replaced under Ford extended warranty, flush transmission 
Oct 2011

97200 mi

US $300
Exhaust leak, part ordered 
Jun 2015

181000 mi

US $600
vacuum leak in 4 wheel drive system. replace left front hub 
Jun 2016

197000 mi

US $3200
Rebuild transmission 
Jan 2017

120700 mi
Catalytic converter Transmission replaced under warranty 
May 2017

209000 mi

US $2100
All new spark plugs and coils 
Mar 2018

220000 mi

US $2500
headers and new exhaust 
Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
Jun 2011 - Jan 2018
Jun 2013

93000 mi

US $1843
Had a occasional hard knock in what was thought to be an overdrive spring. It happened when shifting and accelerating into overdrive. After finding out it was not the spring and they had to drop the tranny I elected to have it overhauled. 
May 2017

129096 mi

US $436
A/C door actuator assembly. 
Jun 2017

129492 mi

US $206
replace shifter cable 
Ford F-150 in New York, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2017
Jan 2015

120000 mi

US $400
Solenoid failed on starter. Starter and solenoid on F-150 are one unit. Had to be replaced. 
Ford F-150 in Oregon, United States
Apr 2008 - Jul 2010
Feb 2009

39000 mi
Third brake light it was leaking water into the back of the cab. 
Sep 2009

59000 mi
Front wheel bearings started making noise. Replaced both sides 
Jul 2010

81000 mi

US $100
Rear wheel seal was leaking so I replaced them both 
Ford F-150 in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

52000 mi

US $150
Repair wiring on coil pack 
Ford F-150 in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

74400 mi

C $600
throttle body 

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

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2018
Nov 2014

170000 mi

US $160
Transmission cooler in Radiator leaking Replaced Radiator and Thermostat. 

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

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

Ford F-150 in Alabama, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2018
Dec 2013

98000 mi
Original battery failing, and replaced. Original lasted eight years. 
Apr 2016

124700 mi

US $45
Right front caliper was dragging/stuck. 
Jan 2017

133000 mi
Brake light comes on (not ABS)for no reason. Fluid level is OK, fluid sensor is OK. It turns out the plug at the back of the instrument cluster causes the brake light to come on intermittently. 
Mar 2017

134000 mi

US $55
Caliper on left front was dragging. Replaced caliper. 
Jan 2018

141000 mi

US $90
Third/cabin brake light water seal was leaking. Unit was replaced. 

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

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
Dec 2008 - Feb 2018
Oct 2011

52000 mi

US $194
Front left and right power window regulators making noise. Replaced. Had to wait for parts. Interior blower motor not working on speed 1. Replaced resistor pack. Had to order part. Engine made clacking sound on cold start after sitting for multiple days. Could not duplicate issue. Will monitor. At least it's documented. Replaced orginal OEM battery. 
Jul 2012

59500 mi

US $289
Misfire #6 cylinder. Repalced #6 injector. 
Dec 2014

77000 mi

US $725
Replaced front struts and rear shocks. front end alignment. 
May 2015

80000 mi

US $160
Rubber bushings on front sway bar needed to be replaced. 
Oct 2016

95300 mi

US $34
Gas filler return spring boss broke. Replaced gas filler door mounting assembly 
Mar 2017

99000 mi

US $536
Rear axle seals, left and right, leaking. Changed seals. 

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

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

Ford F-150 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2014
May 2011

48000 mi

US $735
Frozen brake caliper left front wheel, had to replace both calipers,roters & pads. 
Oct 2011

49000 mi

US $500
Had to replace Throttle Body at a cost of $500.00 
Feb 2012

49600 mi
My 4 wheel drive has failed, on my 2006 F 150, but I don't want to spend $1,000 plus to repair it , so I will just go on with 2 wheel drive. 
May 2013

53200 mi

US $650
My front Wheel drive went out last winter, was going to let the next owner worry about it, but decided to fix it, Hd to have the hubs replaced. 
Ford F-150 in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2017
Jun 2016

118000 mi

US $100
Quick recharge 

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

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2018
May 2014

79600 mi

US $700
High pressure AC hose leak 

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

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

Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
Apr 2010 - Feb 2015
Jul 2010

59000 mi

US $100
Power driver's seat control sounded like gears were stripped Driver's side exterior mirror vibrates with road imperfections. Motor was replaced but problem still there. Have not returned for re-repair. 
Sep 2010

61000 mi
Told mirror vibration not a problem. 
May 2014

104000 mi

US $100
Blend motor assembly 
Ford F-150 in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2010 - Apr 2011
Mar 2010

62000 mi

US $105
Replaced actuator and removed loose foam pieces causing wear to A/C unit(s) - Ford CPO warranty covered Replaced actuator and removed loose foam pieces causing wear to A/C unit(s) - Ford CPO warranty covered 
Sep 2010

69000 mi

US $110
Leaky seal in transmission replaced 
Oct 2010

69500 mi
Had to replace torque converter 

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

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2016
Aug 2013

34600 mi

US $300
Replaced front passenger window regulator 

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

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Georgia, United States
Oct 2006 - Jun 2018
Aug 2006

4500 mi
Check engine light came on when the odometer rolled over to 4,500. Took to dealer and it was an ECU chip failure. Dealer had to order the chip and replace and reprogram. All under warranty. 
Jun 2018

165000 mi

US $1008
stuck valve in AC unit, had to replace entire unit plus repair rodent damage to wiring harness. Terrible creaking and slight popping while turning hard right. Replaced front struts. 
Ford F-150 in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2012
Jun 2010

119000 mi

US $4500
Engine will be replaced or rebuilt. 
Feb 2011

119000 mi

US $1500
The intake valve broke on Cylinder #3. 
Oct 2011

124500 mi

US $5000
Intake valve broke and punctured a hole in the piston. 
Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
May 2006 - Mar 2009
Oct 2006

1100 mi
Replaced radio/cd player for cd's skipping 

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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

Ford F-150 in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2017 - Sep 2018
Jul 2018

147560 mi

C $2000
The dreaded timing/cam phaser issue 
Ford F-150 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2015 - Oct 2017
Jan 2016

C $250
Loose spark plug 
May 2017

117800 mi

C $700
U joints in steering column worn out. Replaced steering column. 
Jul 2017

118420 mi

C $250
Number 8 coil malfunctioning. Replaced. 
Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
- Sep 2006
Sep 2006

4500 mi
Replaced fuel quantity sending unit and flex fuel module for a p0406 engine code 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Jan 2016

66300 mi

US $1500
One injector got stuck open and was flooding the cylinder. Repair means replacing the faulty injector and includes removing all injectors in the bank require replacing seals. While in shop having breaks done also. 
Ford F-150 in Florida, United States
Aug 2011 - Jan 2015
Nov 2011

80000 mi

US $110
Replaced siezed rear differential pinion bearing 
May 2012

85700 mi

US $80
Engine would shut off while driving and indicate it was in fail-safe mode. Engine could then be re-started and would operate normally. Problem diagnosed to throttle position sensor on throttle body. Throttle body replaced. 
Sep 2014

113000 mi

US $28
Passenger door window regulator failed 
Jan 2015

82000 mi
4WD would not engage when a trailer was hooked up using the 7-pin connector. Later could not replicate. 
Ford F-150 in Montana, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2012
Jan 2011

65000 mi

US $85
Throwing code (CEL). Replaced Driver side upstream O2 Sensor. 400 miles later and no CEL. 
Ford F-150 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Dec 2009 - Dec 2014
Jan 2009

60760 mi
replaced cam followers, covered under warranty 
Dec 2011

81840 mi

C $40
AC not blowing cold, problem diagnosed 
Jan 2014 battery failed, cables needed replacing 
Ford F-150 in New Jersey, United States
May 2009 - Jan 2012
Jul 2010

48000 mi

US $200
needed 2 tie rod ends 
Dec 2010

51500 mi

US $600
need all new rotors also changed psds 
Ford F-150 in New Mexico, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

34500 mi
noise coming from blend door actuator. covered under warranty. Ford has issued a service bulletin on this. 
Aug 2009

52000 mi

US $220
Mechanical portion of window regulator failure. Front left power window. 
Ford F-150 in Colorado, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2017
Aug 2013

48900 mi

US $1000
Replaced drive front CV-joint 
Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Mar 2017
Apr 2011

136400 mi

C $300
Bad misfire on cylinder 5- replaced injector. problem solved.  
Oct 2011

146940 mi

C $200
Battery kept dying for no reason. Could not pinpoint the cause. Problem disappeared while diagnosing 
Aug 2012

164200 mi

C $450
Replaced hub assembly complete with bearing 
Dec 2012

179180 mi

C $700
Random misfires. Replaced coils 
Jun 2014

204600 mi

C $300
Cracked exhaust manifold 
May 2015

215140 mi

C $1500
Power steering fluid leaking, line was rusted through U joints in drive shaft replaced. Pinion seal and axle seals replaced Drivers side exhaust manifold was cracked 
Dec 2015

221340 mi

C $250
Fitting on transmission cooler broke 
Ford F-150 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2011 - May 2014
Nov 2011

52700 mi

C $550
Water ingress from back window and brake light caused drivers and rear carpet to be soaked. 
Aug 2012

58900 mi

C $1800
Four wheel drive would partially engage while driving due to solenoid failure. Repaired but i believe there may have been some minor damage caused to the hubs notyet repaired. Engine temperature sensor failed causing risk of engine shut down. $100 part and 6 hours of dealer labor to get to the part... 
Dec 2012

63860 mi

C $180
Large leak under front drivers side cowling allowed water to come down inside by e brake, soaking carpet. required bodyshop to remove fender to access where water was penetrating. One of the fuel temp sensors bcame partially disengaged, causing the engine light to go on. They clean it and re attached securely and all good 
Feb 2013

65900 mi

C $600
The fuel pump driver module failed. Basically Ford in its wisdom mounts this electrical module above the spare tire where it eventually corrodes and fails. Totally disgusted in Ford, this is a design flaw. 
Jun 2013

70060 mi

C $900
Complete replacement of brakes, rotors, ball joints and control arms required at 112,000 kms 
Ford F-150 in Oregon, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2014
Nov 2012

101000 mi

US $460
Missing during acceleration. Most offten when going up hills. Replaced Spark plugs. Durring extraction two plugs broke (known problem on 3 valve 5.4l V8). Replaced two piece plugs with one piece plugs from champion. 
Ford F-150 in Iowa, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2014
May 2013

42500 mi
engines misses, check engine lite comes on, dealer could not replicate, yet again. no fix to problem 
Aug 2013

44100 mi

US $240
random miss/dead cylinder. dlr could not fix. replaced the last 6 coils on a v8. miss is gone. 
Dec 2013

47000 mi
both catalytic converters had to be replaced. truck would not run. threw a p030 code - random miss 
Jan 2014

41200 mi

US $325
ford front 4x4 axle. POS!! typical problem would not engage then not disengage the axles. 
Feb 2014

47000 mi
dealer once again could not fix the front axle problem. ford would not respond to me. i own 5 fords right now. 
Sep 2014

52000 mi

US $4
outside mirrors would not move. orange wire in door opening broke in half. 
Dec 2014

54000 mi
again, a front axle IWE failure caused by water in the line and freezing. dealer is clueless as to the source of the water. dealer is inept 
Ford F-150 in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

125000 mi

US $450
Changed spark plugs 
Nov 2014

162900 mi

US $385
Replaced three spark plugs and three coils 
Jun 2015

172000 mi

US $500
Plugs 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Jul 2012

82000 mi

US $450
Alternator failed, should be noted when purchased use the truck had a battery with a dead cell which may have caused issues over time with the alternator. 
Sep 2012

87000 mi

US $150
Worn leaking rubber hoses to 4x4 acutators 

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

231-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford F-150 in Sonora, Mexico
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

79360 mi

$10
change the lock actuator of passenger door. 
Oct 2013

80800 mi
Change the fuel pump 
Mar 2016

96100 mi

$50
Wheel Bearing, front, passenger side 515 pesos = 34 dlls for the bearing 250 pesos ? 15 dlls labor 
Mar 2017

101060 mi

$300
front struts, and ball joints 
Oct 2017

104160 mi

$620
change catalytic converter passenger side, with O2 sensor 

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

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

Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Apr 2012
Aug 2011

56980 mi

C $303
Driver side window power window button non-responsive leaving window stuck 'open' 

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