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New YouTube playlist for Ford F-150/Heritage, F-250, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator

Ford F-150

Attention Ford F-150, Ford F-150 Heritage, Ford F-250, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator owners! Haynes has created a new YouTube playlist for owners of these trucks and SUVs spanning 1998 thru 2017.

Haynes’ YouTube playlist includes 21 FREE videos that show you:

  • How to check the fluid levels
  • How to fit new wiper blades
  • How to change the starter motor
  • How to renew the rear brake pads
  • How to change the engine oil and filter
  • How to replace the alternator
  • How to replace the air filter
  • How to swap out the battery
  • How to replace the auto transmission fluid (shown below)
  • How to replace the coolant
  • How to replace the front shocks
  • How to replace the water pump
  • How to replace the O2 sensor
  • How to replace the PCV valve
  • How to replace the rear shocks
  • How to replace the tail light bulbs
  • How to replace the thermostat
  • How to change the headlamp bulbs
  • How to fit a new fuel filter
  • How to replace the spark plugs
  • How to install front brake pads

The videos are designed to complement our print or online manuals for the Ford Pick-ups, Expedition and Lincoln Navigator Haynes Repair Manual covering 2WD and 4WD gasoline models for F-150 (1997 thru 2003), F-150 Heritage (2004), F-250 (1997 thru 1999), Expedition (1997 thru 2017), and Lincoln Navigator (1998 thru 2017).

Ford F-150, 1997-2003 Ford F-150 Heritage, 2004 Ford F-250, 1997-1999 Ford Expedition, 1997-2017 Lincoln Navigator, 1998-2017

Why buy a Haynes Online Manual?

With a Haynes Online Manual you get all the trusted content of a printed manual, with additional features to help you get the job done. Take your entire manual with you on every journey.

Key features:

  • You get to keep it forever
  • All color step-by-step guides for over 200 jobs with 700+ photos
  • Image zoom feature for close-up view of jobs
  • Brand-new “how to” video tutorials covering key repair tasks
  • Print complete sections to take with you into the workshop
  • Troubleshooting section – quickly find the cause of a problem
  • Color wiring diagrams help track problems quickly and easily
  • Easy search feature – find your job fast
  • Dictionary of automotive terms
  • Quick links to popular DIY tasks and other jobs linked to your task
  • Conversion calculator – imperial and metric units

Here’s the PCV valve change video from YouTube:

Click here to see the whole playlist

Buyer’s guide: the Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator story

These models are available in pick-up and four-door sports utility body styles. 

The available engines are either a fuel-injected 4.2L V6, 4.6L V8, 5.4L V8 or a direct injection twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6.  All models are equipped with the On Board Diagnostic Second-Generation (OBD-II) computerized engine management system that controls virtually every aspect of engine operation. OBD-II monitors emissions system components for signs of degradation and engine operation for any malfunction that could affect emissions, turning on the CHECK ENGINE light if any faults are detected. 

Chassis layout is conventional, with the engine mounted at the front and the power being transmitted through either a 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed automatic transmission and a driveshaft to the solid rear axle. On 4WD models, a transfer case transmits power to a front differential by way of a driveshaft and then to the front wheels through independent driveaxles. 

These models feature independent front suspension with torsion bars (4WD) or coil springs (2WD) and shock absorbers and solid axle with leaf springs and shock absorbers (pick-ups) or coil springs or air springs (sport utility models) at the rear.

On 2003 and later Expedition and Navigator models, the rear suspension is independent via a solidly-mounted differential with drive axles connecting the differential to the rear wheels.

The wheel assemblies are located by upper and lower control arms and upper and lower trailing arms. Coil spring/shock units or optional air shocks provide suspension. 

The brakes are disc on the front and either drum or disc on the rear wheels, with an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) standard on most models. 

The power-assisted recirculating ball-type steering is mounted on the chassis frame rail to the left of the engine.