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Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
Dec 29, 2017
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I welcome and encourage all responses.
However, I decided to bring it in to the shop tomorrow morning. If I had the time, and we didn’t use the truck every day, I’d have a go at it, but sometimes you just gotta pay da man! It kills me to do it, knowing I can do it myself…… but it is what it is.
I’ll save the the DIY for my mustang!
I’ll update this here in case anyone reads it down the line. (I think I had a separate thread for the transmission issues). Turns out the torque converter welds were leaking. Trans shop had a few come back with same issue, so they fixed the truck free of charge!! +1 for the good guys!! Hopefully his supplier takes care of him!!
 
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Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
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More F-150 woes! Had a few fuel vapor codes which I thought I fixed, but after a few weeks, they reared their head again.
At the same time, my daughter fills up with fuel and tells me the gas was leaking once it got to a full tank.
She reminds me that this happened to my Mustang, thinking it may be the same issue…. (I failed to tighten the lock ring around the fuel pump when I had the Mustang tank down). Funny as that may be, that she remembers my eff up, I know that’s not the issue here.
Inspection was due in October, and with the issues I’ve been having with vapor codes (and no real time to do this myself) I bring it to my guy to get this sorted out, and the inspection done. Turns out the fuel tank is rusted out around the top where the lock ring is.
Order one on Rock Auto, let him put it in since he had the truck already…… he also changed the rest of the vapor hoses above the tank, and we are off and running again. Slowly but surely, this truck is getting rebuilt, whether I like it or not! Lol
 
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Rdub6

So while I wait to figure out my rear end issues
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A little change in plans on this truck. My daughter decided she wanted to throw a down payment (she’s saved every penny she’s ever earned) on a ‘18 Rav 4. She’s in college and works as well, so between her money down and our kick in, we got her to her $200 a month payment she wanted. She’s thrilled. She’ll learn about budgeting money. And best of all, she feels safe and confident she won’t be breaking down.
The ‘02 was just acting up too much lately!
Anyway…… I couldn’t get myself to trade it on her car. There’s too many new parts, and my hard work into it to let it go to auction….. or worse, the crusher.
I still have it on the road right now, and the hopes are to get it back to 100% reliable. I’ll continue to tinker with it, and see where it goes. Stay tuned……
 
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