The vast majority of the oil leaks from these 2. Sounds like a diesel engine when I accelerate hard. Doesn't look good in the future for them. The Ford dealer could only shrug and hand me the estimate. I have seen many more complaints on this on the web.
. This is the second time the issue has appeared. The light is an early warning system that something is wrong. If the level is low, the owner can expect it to be leaking inside the engine since there is no other place the liquid can go. It usually doesn't work out to well. Remove it and make sure the manifold runner is not stuck. If the engine is vibrating at idle, the problem is likely collapsed motor mounts, which is not uncommon in high-mileage trucks.
Whatever problem is under the hood will only become worse. If the runner moves freely, replace the motor. Those early problems, however, dogged the engine's reputation until the motor was phased out in 2008. A simple check of the coolant level will determine the loss of coolant. The vehicle should be towed, not driven, to a mechanic.
How does an exhaust manifold crack? I would check them first. Jun 12, 2011 Just a little advise before you jump to thinking the rear main seal is leaking. From the onset the 4. But if it's a bad manifold gasket, then coolant is leaking internally and the engine's life is threatened. Haven't had it fixed yet, but will update when I find out the real reason for this problem.
If it doesn't move replace the manifold. If coolant is leaking internally, there may be no outward signs of leakage either in the engine bay or on the ground underneath the engine. It would either have to be super heated and then quickly cooled. It may only be a loose gas gap or an indication of a more serious problem. Rumor has it that this problem is caused by Ford using uncoated steel bolts to connect the manifold to an aluminum block. I see where they are moving their plant where labor is much cheaper.
One of the bolts that hold the exhaust manifold in place has sheared off and now there is an annoying ticking sound. The problem occurred because engines built before Jan. The sound is especially bad during cold start ups. The rear main seal is in the lower rear of the motor, you have to remove the transmission to replace ti. The problem may be a faulty spark plug or wire, which will cause no damage to the engine. Remove the manifold and try to break it free with a lot of lube and patience. I pull an 1800lb enclosed toy hauler, but thats it.
If the gasket failed, coolant leaked internally and caused significant damage. Aug 05, 2016 If it is a single overhead can 4. I don't drag race my truck. It sounded like a time bomb when going down the road. He was smart and traded it in for a Toyota Tundra. My brother-in-law had the same problem with his 2006 F-150 that had low mileage. For example, if the light is illuminated, it may take two or three days for the engine to misfire or hesitate on acceleration.
Apparently he does not talk to the maintenance employees at their dealerships. . . . .
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