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I drove a new Ford 150 2.7 EcoBoost V6. Have you driven it? I was shocked at how fast it is. It's faster than a 5L V8 and even a 3.5 L EcoBoost V6.
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They can do marvelous things with small engines these days. Take the Formula One race cars for example. They are tiny little 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6 liter engines that can put on 800 horsepower. There is a lot you can do with a small engine if you really want to. It’s all technology these days.

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How Reliable Is the 2016 Ford F-150? The 2016 F-150 has a reliability rating of 3.5 out of five from J.D. Power. That`s slightly above average for a used vehicle, though it`s worth noting that the GMC Sierra 1500 and Ram 1500 are expected to be a bit more dependable.
When new, the 2016 Ford F-150`s MSRP (Manufacturer`s Suggested Retail Price) ranged from around $27,500 for the most basic 2WD XL Regular Cab to over $70,000 for a fully loaded Limited or Platinum trim.
2015-2020 Ford F-150

Specifically, the 2018 F-150 is easily one of the best and most reliable models of pickup trucks, thanks to its high durability ratings and great mileage. The 2019 model is also a standout with excellent critics and user reviews.

But, how long does a Ford F-150 last? A Ford F-150 is expected to last around 200,000 miles when properly cared for. Since the average driver clocks in about 12,000 miles per year, this comes out to roughly 17 years.
2.7L EcoBoost V6

If you`re looking for a truck engine that offers amazing fuel efficiency, coupled with tons of power — then consider the 2.7 EcoBoost V6 your next engine. It`s the most efficient engine available on the 2016 F-150, and has a highway rating of 26 MPG.

The base XL trim starts at $33,695, and the XLT model begins at $41,800. The Lariat trim starts at $57,480, and the King Ranch model starts at $63,005.
The 2022 F-150 Limited is the most expensive F-150 trim. 2022 F-150 Limiteds start at about $75,000.
Some of the worst model years of the Ford F-150 and the ones you should avoid buying are the 2004, 2005, 2010, and 2015 model years. Although the F-150 has a decent reputation, these models have proven to be quite problematic.
The 5.0 makes power at a higher rpm so the engine was revved higher over the pass. The 3.5 makes more torque at a lower rpm so it towed at a lower rpm and “felt” like it wasn`t working as hard to pull the trailer. To me the 3.5 tows more like a diesel while the 5.0 rows like every other naturally aspirated V8.
EcoBoost V6 timing chain problems

The 3.5-liter timing chain issues mostly affected the first years of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost from 2010 to 2014. The chain scratches, as most timing chains eventually do.

However, just like buying any used vehicle—there are risks involved. Even in models that are well built and popular such as the F-150 model. One example of Ford F-150 models you should be wary of are those from 2009-2014 that are known for suffering from transmission cooler line fatigue and rusting.
While the 2.7 EcoBoost is as reliable as comparable, non-turbo-charged engines (more on this later), there are some problems to look out for if you own or plan to own a car or truck with the 2.7 EcoBoost. We`ll cover the most common problems with the Ford 2.7 EcoBoost engine and how to diagnose them.
Avoiding Ford 5.0 Engine Problems

Sure, there are problems such as those we`ve detailed above, but in essence, this is an excellent engine with the potential to go well over 200,000 miles with relative ease. If you`re looking to buy one of these trucks used, here are the simplest ways to avoid buying one with problems.

The Ford F-150 has more than 550 miles of driving range on one tank of gas in the standard model of the 2021 F-150.
The Coyote or Ford 5.0 engine has been and continues to be a popular choice because it`s a naturally-aspirated V8 engine. This configuration has proven itself over the years and is known to offer a perfect balance of performance and durability.
For best overall vehicle and engine performance, premium fuel with an octane rating of 91 or higher is recommended.
The Coyote or Ford 5.0 engine has been and continues to be a popular choice because it`s a naturally-aspirated V8 engine. This configuration has proven itself over the years and is known to offer a perfect balance of performance and durability.
Key Points. The 2016 Ford F-150`s biggest problem is a potential leak in the service brake master cylinder. The issue has been recalled, but complaints keep rolling in. The truck has its share of engine issues, with the big one being a warped engine exhaust manifold leading to engine stall and knocking noises.
Some of the worst model years of the Ford F-150 and the ones you should avoid buying are the 2004, 2005, 2010, and 2015 model years. Although the F-150 has a decent reputation, these models have proven to be quite problematic.

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We have a new battery, new alternator, new coil pk, new master fuse and the car still won’t hold power.
ANSWER : Hi there. The only thing that I could think possible is causing your problem is that something may not have been correctly installed while your son was completing this maintenance. However, if your engine was difficult to start before this service, it’s possible there are different components that are damaged that simply didn’t resolve the issue. The only way of knowing what is going on with your Trailblazer would be to have one of our mobile mechanics in your area come to your location and complete a car is hard to start inspection.

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It cranks doesn’t start new batteries, oil pressure switch new pmd, new injection pump. new alternator, new glow plugs.
ANSWER : Hello.

A crank but no start condition can be caused by many things. A few common causes are a faulty crank position sensor, or issues with the fuel system. The crank position sensor is used in the engine’s fuel calculations, and in some cases it’s failure will disable the engine.

It may also be possible that there is issues with the fuel system that are preventing the engine from running. If the fuel pump or injectors have an issue the engine may not run correctly, or at all. It may also be possible, for either case, that the issue may be wiring related.

I would start by trying to determine if the engine is getting fuel and then going from there. If you need assistance with these checks, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to you in order to diagnose your starting issue firsthand for an accurate repair.

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My car cranks but will not start. I try to do fix the car myself. I put new battery, new alternator, and new ignition coils.
ANSWER : Hi there. Check the spark plugs and see if they are worn or burned. If the plugs are good and they have a good spark, then the engine compression could be low causing a no start situation. If the spark plugs are not emitting a spark, then the crankshaft position sensor could have failed or disconnected. Check the crankshaft position sensor wiring harness and make sure that its plugged in. Check the sensor and make sure that its not broken or damaged. If you need further assistance with your engine not starting, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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i have new battery new battery clamps and cables, new strter cilanoid and no power
ANSWER : Hello, thank you for writing in. If you are not able to get the starter to turn over or make any noise what so ever, then you need to start by checking the power supply to the starter solenoid. If it has a full 12 volt power supply available, then you are having either electrical or mechanical issues with the starter or the new solenoid. It may even need to be shimmed so that the gears are aligning correctly. If you do not have a full 12 volts available at the starter, then you need to trace down the electrical fault. You can start at the battery or the starter, and trace back until you find where the voltage from the battery drops off. There in lies your problem. For more help with this testing, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

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cold rough idle and P0303 code , run great after clearing code and warming up,
ANSWER : Code P0303 suggests a misfire in cylinder #3. This can happen for many reasons such as a vacuum leak, weak fuel pump (pressure), bad ignition coil, low voltage to the fuel injectors (causing pulse problems) or a faulty mass air flow sensor, all of which can cause an imbalance in the air/fuel charge in that cylinder. Try checking to see if you are able to replicate the misfire and see if it happens more under load or at idle or if it is completely just intermittent. This may help to narrow down what types of components to check.

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Engine light came on after washing engine 2 days later then went off and oil lamp came on three times – driving – went off.
ANSWER : Well, you have a couple of questions here and not a lot to go on, so I’ll address them as best I can. Your Check Engine light indicates that a trouble code from a sensor has been registered in the engine’s computer. You’ll need to have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, connect a scanner/code reader to the car’s diagnostic connector to inspect what trouble codes have been stored. Trouble codes are a starting point for any technician; in most cases, simply replacing the sensor that sent the code will not remedy the problem and it’s necessary to "look past" the code to get to the root cause.

If your oil pressure lamp is coming on after washing the engine but you haven’t previously noticed problems like knocking or valve noise, or haven’t seen the oil lamp come on before, there’s a good chance that the engine wash caused a short in your oil pressure sending unit or its associated wiring or connectors.

As for whether the Jeep is worth more investment, Kelly Blue Book puts the resale value of an ’04 Jeep Liberty at about $3,500. You’ve replaced a lot of parts, including a new transmission, so if the vehicle is reliable and solid right now it may be worth holding onto it for awhile longer. If you have to keep replacing parts at this point, though, you may be reaching the point of diminishing returns.

If you need assistance with this, consider YourMechanic as one of our mobile technicians can diagnose your car’s Check Engine and Oil Pressure Light firsthand to avoid any unnecessary repairs. Best of luck to you!

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I got a new battery new alternator put in but my battery just gets drained I keep having to buy new batterys
ANSWER : This may be a sign of a failing voltage regulator or potentially a bad grounding problem causing a draw on the system. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator. Often times this will result in the alternator allowing too much power to be delivered to the battery resulting in damaging wires and prematurely sometimes destroying the battery. In other cases it may result in the alternator not supplying enough power to the battery, resulting in undercharging the battery or not charging it at all. In either case, I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose your vehicle’s charging system.

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Can I replace a leaky radiator with a used one or should I get a new Ford radiator?
ANSWER : Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2008 Ford F-350. I would check to see if the radiator is available aftermarket first. I would not go with a used one, since you never know what you will get. If you cannot get an aftermarket part, then a new one is the way to go. If you end up wanting a new radiator, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your car’s location to replace the radiator for you.

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