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Ford parts

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by FredG, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
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    Was going to use my 06 F350 with F550 suspension to tow a piece of equipment. Happen to see a leak under the truck. Thought it was the AC, Got under the truck it was the tranny cooler lines. Towed truck to shop.

    Started calling around for parts. No where to be found in NY. I'm getting sick and tired of not being able to get parts for a American made truck. If the parts guy is not blowing smoke the part is to be here today. :confused: :hammerhead:
     
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
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    Most of our local parts stores have them in stock since it is quite common. Even dealer will normally have them. Those don't have them will get them by the next day.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Fred, it's a ten year old truck.
    Do you honestly think they keep a lot of parts in stock for vehicles that old?
    If it wasn't a specialty line I usually ended up.making them.
     
  4. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
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    Tranny lines, Brake lines are common rust issues. I did honestly think the part should be available. News to me a 10yr old truck is to old for parts to be available.
     
  5. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
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    I'm doing brakes on a 07 F550 now. I've replaced the trans cooler lines twice. Ford also has regional warehouses. Should be able to get anything in one day. Remember some of those lines don't come with the related fittings.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2016
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Your right they are.....my dealer never carried them like I said. and per gm, they started to stop making parts after 10years.
    Not to be a whoha, but it's tranny lines, make your own.
     
  7. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
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    They claim it's a dealer only part. They got weird nuts that go into a filter or something. Promised me them today. Getting super hot now and my day is almost over.
     
  8. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
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    I suggested that to my Mechanic to make them. He said normally you could but not on that one. Some are more talented than others. You know. It got so hot here today I caught him sleeping by a fan. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  9. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
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    Is it a diesel?
     
  10. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
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    No it's a 5.4, Got a drawing to different parts found the right one. Never come in. I'm going to try to handle it myself sat.
     
  11. 98Chevy2500

    98Chevy2500 Senior Member
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    Are they the quick connect lines?
     
  12. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
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    No, They got a big nut on them. Screw on,
     
  13. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
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    I have a drawing, got to figure out again how to attach again. The part # I need is 6c3z7ro81g. These morons around here are lost. I know a guy that can make them but you could not get him out of the tavern if it was on fire. Yes I tried.
     
  14. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
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    Thats both lines.
     
  15. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
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    Good thing you told me about the fittings, He would not have sent them. Thumbs Up
     
  16. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
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    It's what I do. Did a radiator and oil cooler lines today on a Chevy van. What size were the lines? The 6.0 use like a 1/2 line. The trans are nuts. But the fronts are snap locks. U need the release tool. But if you're replacing them, you just cut them off. Install new fittings with the lines. It's only money.
     
  17. FredG

    FredG 2000 Club Member
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    Lines are 1/2, Why would my man want the new nuts? I was told yesterday the nuts usually are put back on?
     
  18. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
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    I was referring to the snap lock fittings. If the lines are rusted, they can b a ***** to get out. The ones in the in line filter. Paint the new lines before you put them on, it will extend their life a little.
     
  19. 98Chevy2500

    98Chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Try and find the snap lock fittings on the inline filter and radiator before you take it apart, I've never had any luck reusing the ones on the radiator, they're usually rotted out. Ended up replacing a radiator once because Ford did not sell the fittings separately, couldn't source aftermarket ones either. Four on filter, two on radiator, all should be same part #. Stupid engineers again.
     
  20. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
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    My dealer got me some, I had to buy a valve body for a different application. Then Rob the fitting s out of it. Yes, stupid. Buts it a Ford.