Ford Truck Zone

Ford F150 Forum also covering the Ford F250 Super Duty, and Ford Explorer, as well as the classic F100 and F1.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating complaints about reported brake problems on 2011-2012 Ford F-150 pickup trucks. According to the agency, at least 32 complaints have been filed over the reported defect, 2 of which have supposedly involved accidents. To date, no injuries have been blamed on the braking system in question.
The following procedure covers the removal and installation of the coil spring/shock mount on many Ford F-150, F-250, and F-350 pickup trucks and Broncos built from 1980-1996. Our example is a 1995 F-150, other models are similar.
DEARBORN, Mich., July 8, 2015 – The most satisfied owners of full-size pickups chose Ford trucks, according to the automotive researchers and consultants at AutoPacific. The all-new Ford F-150 – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever – and the Ford F-Series Super Duty have swept the firm’s 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards.....
DEARBORN, Mich., July 7, 2015 – The 2017 F-150 Raptor – Ford’s toughest, smartest, most capable off-road truck ever – recently completed more than 1,000 miles of testing in the southwestern United States.

Over 1,028 miles of desert trail designed to parallel the Baja race course in Mexico, the 66-mile route featured a wide range of surfaces including fast sandy washes, deep-rutted silt beds, steep climbs in deep sand, and slow meticulous crawls through tight trenches. The truck topped speeds of 100 mph in places, slowing to 10 mph in others, for an average speed of approximately 50 mph. The 2017 Raptor is 25 percent faster than the current truck based on lap times....
To go along with the new Chrysler front clip with disk brakes, we wanted power brakes. So, when we got the clip we asked for the power brake booster and the hanging pedal assembly from the same car. That way I was sure the brakes would work as 'factory' and not have to engineer a new brake system. I also didn't like the under cab units with the pedal thru the floorboard
So, I've been in the process of building this truck since 1995. On again ... off again...but it was this year that things are starting to happen again. I finally convinced myself that time would not be my friend and farmed out the engine build to someone who actually had the time, knowledge and expertise to do it. It's a 460 cu in Lincoln engine and it's currently hanging on HIS engine stand (instead of mine) and it's nearly complete.

For years it sat lonely in the corner of the shop of this homemade engine cart.....
DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2015 – Ford F-150 is the top-selling vehicle for members of the United States military – across all branches – according to an analysis of former and active-duty military personnel using United Services Automobile Association’s car buying service. This is the latest in a series of achievements for the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever.

Part I

Well, you decided that you want an old Ford truck to "fix up", eh ? But, you've never done anything like this before. You know what you want as a final product, but the "in-between" is a little fuzzy. Is that where you...
"Explorer helped define how the world thinks about SUVs," said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president and chief technical officer, Global Product Development. "Explorer is the centerpiece of Ford’s global utility vehicle lineup because it delivers an ideal combination of form and function. And with well over 7 million already sold, nearly everyone has an Explorer story."

Introduced in 1990 as a 1991 model, Explorer featured generous interior space customers were looking for, and was engineered specifically for people seeking adventure for their families and a way to express their individuality. For a quarter century, Explorer has reigned as America’s best-selling SUV.
Part 1, continued in second post.

Recommended tools and supplies:

Mirrors used in this example ProEFX part# EFXMRFSD03HECP (Taiwan)
Needle nose pliers
small awl/punch/pin/pick etc.
11mm socket
7mm socket
5.5mm socket

basic wiring tools - Solder and heat-shrink would be preferred, but splices and taps can be used
small split-loom
Gopher or equivalent fish tool.

patience and beer, maybe a...
This is how you can retrieve your KOEO codes

open your hood, and look at the firewall/drivers fender for this

Pull the plugs from the cap

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put your test light into the small plug, and onto a good ground

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Sit in the seat, and put your key in the ignition.
Be sure to turn off all accessories
Turn key on