I jacked the front of the truck up till tires cleared grount, I then had a friend turn the steering back and forth makeing comlete turns till it stops each way, while I tightened the screw on the rack where your steering shaft meets at the radiator. Upon purchase I knew it wasn't starting due to a fuel delivery issue. My commute has gone from about 2 minutes to 20 minutes recently and I'd kinda like to make sure I'm not putting any extra strain on this near 30 year old engine. Curb weights of these models include full fluid levels, accounting for oil, gasoline and transmission fluid, but do not include the weight of passengers. If the wear gets to the point that these spaces are too big, the oil flows through too easily and the pump can not longer maintain pressure. You'll still find plenty of these reliable workhorses on the road; with plenty of muscle and iron, the 1989 Ford F150 remains a favorite with tuners and project truck junkies alike. The powerhouse pickup was perfect for farm and ranch uses, and the 4-wheel reliability delighted the off-road set.
If you have a lot of play, two to three inches of play at the steering wheel you may have to replace the rack. If this is suggested by anyone, I recommend you go elsewhere. Leading that charge-as it had since the late 1970s - was the Ford F-Series. It has dual tanks which I've heard have an issue with the selector valve. First you have to remove the wiper arms.
I have … been told there are several different ways to do this, but this worked for me. . The only solution is to reface or replace the wear surfaces that have worn, using parts with specifications altered to accommodate the newly-sized parts. Other models continued to use the 5. If the pressure falls off when measured with the mechanical gauge, then it could be main bearings, camshaft bearings or the oil pump. All beds were Styleside, with dual-rear wheels optional on two-wheel drive versions of the F-350. It never shows anything as low as 10 while the engine is running, except possibly when first started in very cold weather.
Hi, I had a 89 f-150 4x4 300 inline six. Manual locking hubs were still an option. An old rule of thumb for a fully warmed up engine is 10 psi of oil pressure for every 1,000 rpm. What's New For 1989 Few changes graced the 1989 F-Series as compared to the. My 89 F150, upon first start is showing about 40-50 psi on the after market gauge that was installed in the truck. There are four different engine sizes, from 3.
Please take two minutes to check out this super clean blue 1989 F-150! The pressure should be tested with a mechanical gauge. There was a local mechanic here who is now deceased and he was mostly a lifelong Ford man. Ford decreased the engine size of its 2015 model to save weight and increase fuel efficiency without decreasing cargo capacity. Buyers had their choice of a number of powerful fuel-injected engines: a 4. The 1980s forever changed the automotive landscape however, and as the decade came to a close, the rise of the pickup from work vehicle to mainstream transportation was all but complete. The engine never comes up to full operating temperature long enough to boil off any condensation, if at all. I suspect the crankshaft and possibly the camshaft bearings are worn and leading to abnormally low oil pressure when the oil is up to operating temps.
Four-wheelers welcomed the introduction of automatic locking hubs on the 1989 Ford F-150. Loose steering, clunky suspension, and the trademark Ford rust spots were also part of typical F-Series ownership for 1989, as they had been throughout the decade. Ford F-150 models from 2014 weigh between 4,685 and 6,203 pounds, depending upon engine size and cab arrangement. Automatic locking hubs on four-wheel drive versions of the F-150, which had been optional since 1981, became standard equipment later in the 1989 model year. It will pull off the firewall.
If you try this don't over tighten, make very small adjustments. He would always throw parts at it in this order. It should also be noted that the oil pump is a simple system of interlocked impellars that spend their entire lives bathed in fresh, constantly-flowing oil. It is possible that it might be the sending unit for the gauge which may be cause of your oil leak. There you will find a clip holding the wiper arm mechanism to the motor shaf … t. External oil leaks, like drips onto the ground, have nothing to do with the oil pressure in the engine, as long as the level is in the safe zone.
Now remove the connectors and take the nuts off the front of the wiper motor. Remove the clip and the arm mechanism. « « « 1989 » » » 1989 Ford F-Series Specs Ford ended the 1980s the same way it entered-number one in domestic truck sales. The complaint would be oil light on or low oil pressure on the gauge. This will give you access to the back of the wiper motor. Cab configurations included an extended-cab supercab, as well as a 2-door setup; short-bed and long-bed models were also available.