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Old 01-28-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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Default Ford F150 Mechanic Recommendations?

I have a 2002 F150 Supercrew that is about to hit 60,000 miles. I live near 281/1604 intersection. I am looking to get a reasonable and reliable tune-up for the truck. I have a long cross country trip coming up and I want to make sure the truck is ready.

(I have been getting regular oil changes. However, I skipped the 50k or 55k service which I think it kind of major)

Thank you for any recommendations.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:28 AM
 
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I know it's a bit of a drive, but I swear by Randolph Tire Center in Universal City. I will drive out of my way to go there for their service and reputation! Take 1604 around to Pat Booker Rd. and exit toward Randolph AFB. They service all makes and models and are very honest. Jerry is the owner and is as good as gold! I usually go there before even considering a dealership.

Good luck!
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I've been going to Bert Thompson at Hollywood Park Automotive for 15 years and 8 different cars.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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Originally Posted by JZ31171 View Post
I have a 2002 F150 Supercrew that is about to hit 60,000 miles. I live near 281/1604 intersection. I am looking to get a reasonable and reliable tune-up for the truck. I have a long cross country trip coming up and I want to make sure the truck is ready.

(I have been getting regular oil changes. However, I skipped the 50k or 55k service which I think it kind of major)

Thank you for any recommendations.
by the 50k service you probably mean...

Air Filter (changed every 15k)
Fuel Filter (changed every 30k)
Spark Plugs (you can go with the stock Bosch Or you can get some platinums)
Wires (they loose their resistance over the years.)
Tranny and Radiator Fluid changes


Optional...
Check the PCV, AIR,O2, and Thermostat.


that's around a 60-70 buck service.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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My truck has always been super pamberd-servised. I have never had any major problems with my truck other than normal maitenance. But the other day my truck would not start after arriving to work and attempting to drive for an errand; the engine sounds as if it is attemtping to start (normal) but the engine does not stay on; everything sounds ok… engine cranks, has power, fuel pump sounds- working , ignition etc? ; so i have decided not to give up on my truck:…..i have changed the ignition module, coil, complete distributer cap set, spark plugs, cables, and checked for any loose wires or screws o..all motorcraft parts too… but the truck continues to turn on when it wants to... It drives and runs excellent after it turns on as it has done since i purchased it! I just wait for a while about 30 miinutes minimum…and then it starts…… so i do not know what else to do!!! Other than to refuse to give up on my good truck because of something simple i just know it..... But what is it? I also noticed that it never has done it in the morning when it is cold? Only after i drive it and turn it off and then choose to start the truck after an errand o but the strange thing is that it does this only sometimes and other times it just starts with no problems like the good old days…. ...i hope you can assist me with any advise…..sorry for the long entry... Help.....thanks
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