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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, I just joined fordtough.ca. I got a 1993 F150 6 weeks ago and have started learning about the truck. The truck is nothing special it's a 5.0efi, 2wd with just 116,+++klms which I felt was very low for the year. I thought at first the dash had been changed but later found out it hadn't. It is a original two owner truck. Apparantly it was in storage for 7.1/2 years as the original owner passed away and his wife could not bare to part with it. I am the third owner and I'm finding a few problems. No, not rust but machanical. First I can't get a safety as the speedo does not work, there is also a hard shift in 2nd & reverse and radio has a lot of static. Anyway, not complaining, will work out all problems with the help of this forum, hopefully. So, if you have reached this far thank you for reading a newbies story. Oh, I used to drive a chevy and hopefully will stick with the old Ford truck. The reason I changed the mileage was the person I bought the truck from told me it had 129,+++klms, the speedo was dead at the time, so now I have corrected that fault and the LDC clock is now working it says 116.398klms.

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Welcome to Fordtough! As far as I know, I would be the foremost authority on these series trucks. Not trying to toot my own horn. We had people that were more knowledgeable, but they left. As I recall, the speedo is fed from the Rabs sensor in the rear axle. Not an expensive fix, usually. Standard or automatic? Standard would require knowing which transmission you have. Automatic try starting with a fluid and filter change and band adjustments. You will enjoy this truck over the Chevy. Parts cost a bit more but last a lot longer. If the radio is factory, feel free to upgrade it to something a little more modern. Also, keep a sense of humour at the ready. Some of us are brutal.

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Hi..i owned a few modern f_150s..i have a 77 and love its dependability..welcome to the site..Destruction is the dude to ask literally anything..hes very helpful
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Welcome to Fordtough! As far as I know, I would be the foremost authority on these series trucks. Not trying to toot my own horn. We had people that were more knowledgeable, but they left. As I recall, the speedo is fed from the Rabs sensor in the rear axle. Not an expensive fix, usually. Standard or automatic? Standard would require knowing which transmission you have. Automatic try starting with a fluid and filter change and band adjustments. You will enjoy this truck over the Chevy. Parts cost a bit more but last a lot longer. If the radio is factory, feel free to upgrade it to something a little more modern. Also, keep a sense of humour at the ready. Some of us are brutal.
I had an older radio and installed it yesterday, it now works, but dash illumination is now not working. I have this morning checked all fuses again and all are in good working condition.

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Welcome to Fordtough! As far as I know, I would be the foremost authority on these series trucks. Not trying to toot my own horn. We had people that were more knowledgeable, but they left. As I recall, the speedo is fed from the Rabs sensor in the rear axle. Not an expensive fix, usually. Standard or automatic? Standard would require knowing which transmission you have. Automatic try starting with a fluid and filter change and band adjustments. You will enjoy this truck over the Chevy. Parts cost a bit more but last a lot longer. If the radio is factory, feel free to upgrade it to something a little more modern. Also, keep a sense of humour at the ready. Some of us are brutal.
I had an older radio and installed it yesterday, it now works, but dash illumination is now not working. I have this morning checked all fuses again and all are in good working condition.

Thanks Destruction. Oops I too mean Destructicon
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That's a new one. I've never had that happen. Most likely a ground wire came off. You did rotate the light switch knob clockwise to check right?

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Welcome, congrats on finding a low mileage model, good luck on the fixes.

You've come to the right place, despite his modesty, Destructicon is quite handy to have around.

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