2007 Ford F150 Battery Light Stays On

This 2007 Ford F150 came in with the complaint that the battery light would come on about 30 seconds after the engine was started. The voltmeter in the dash indicated the alternator was charging. Checking the system with my charging system analyzer found the charging voltage was good at 14.23 volts and the amperage was … Continue reading “2007 Ford F150 Battery Light Stays On”

2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 4

In the process of developing this repair and repair articles I have encountered a fair amount of grief from fellow professional technicians. Originally I posted an abbreviated version on a network that I belong to in hopes of providing a valuable procedure for both my fellow mechanics and their customers. I realize that it is … Continue reading “2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 4”

2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 3

The other epiphany that I had while thoroughly investigating this process was that I could get to the one hidden screw if the passenger side of the floor duct was gone. Then I thought how could it best be removed without disturbing anything else? I could cut it off with a saw but then what? … Continue reading “2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 3”

2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 2

Now that the seats and center console are out of the way it is time to start removing the metal brackets.There is a bracket that holds the wiring harness to the main frame. In order to get the wiring out of the way the connector body from the front harness needs to be removed from … Continue reading “2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 2”

2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 1

This 2011 Ford Expedition came in with the complaint that the driver’s side vents were stuck on heat. Since this truck has rear floor vents under the seats as shown below, the seats have to be removed from the vehicle. The plastic trim covers unsnap from the seat brackets to reveal the attaching bolts. The … Continue reading “2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 1”

1988 Ford F250 Pickup, Battery Goes Dead While Parked

This 1988 Ford F250 Came in with the complaint that the battery would go dead while sitting overnight. As soon as the truck was dropped off I checked the alternator and confirmed that it was not charging properly. It had excessive ac ripple voltage. This would not explain the battery going dead overnight but it … Continue reading “1988 Ford F250 Pickup, Battery Goes Dead While Parked”

1999 Ford F150, Replacing Broken Blend Air Door, Part Three

This is the last part of this repair article. The only aggravating part of this repair is the antenna cable. In order to pull the passenger side of the dash out far enough the cable has to be disconnected from the dash at two locations. It is held to the dash with push pin retainers … Continue reading “1999 Ford F150, Replacing Broken Blend Air Door, Part Three”

1999 Ford F150, Replacing Broken Blend Door, Part Two

This is the second part of this repair to see the first part please click here. Moving to the driver’s side of the vehicle the finish panel that covers the sides and top edge of the steering column opening needs to be removed. It will pull loose by grabbing the lower edges and pulling it … Continue reading “1999 Ford F150, Replacing Broken Blend Door, Part Two”

1999 Ford F150, Replacing Broken Blend Door, Part One

I had already determined that the blend air door was broken in this 1999 Ford F150. There are some hacked up ways of changing this door and if that is what you are looking for this article is not for you. Although there are a lot of steps involved in replacing the broken blend air … Continue reading “1999 Ford F150, Replacing Broken Blend Door, Part One”

2002 Ford F250, No Trailer Turn Signals

This 2002 Ford F250 came in with the complaint that the turn signals did not work at the trailer pigtail connector. The turns signals on the truck worked okay. Well after examining a wiring diagram I found that fuse number 6 in the interior fuse box supplies power to the right and left, trailer tow … Continue reading “2002 Ford F250, No Trailer Turn Signals”