2000 F-150 Bad Computer???? - F150online Forums

2000 F-150 Bad Computer????


Old 12-08-2011, 11:03 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1
2000 F-150 Bad Computer????

I have a 2000, F-150 with 308K miles on it. (Believe it or not). It is a 2 wheel drive 5.4L engine with 5 speed, great truck, had it since 20K miles. Brought it into Ford for check engine light as my local guy could not fix this. The code said some solenoid valve on the gas system was bad. Ford has come back and told me the computer is bad and has to be replaced and all emissions systems were working fine.

First question was, could I get one out of the salvage yard and have them re-program it. They said no, as all of the data was based on the VIN number and Ford does not recommend doing this and the dealer I don't think will do this.

Ford said 1.5K to replace it. The truck is still running as strong as ever but I cannot justify putting this amount of money into it. Has anyone come across this before and are there any other options I have. The computer did have a firmware upgrade a couple of years back.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Hate to junk this truck based on this.

Thank you,

email is [email protected]
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 11:07 AM
88racing's Avatar
Technical Article Contributor
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the fast lane from LA to Tokyo...
Posts: 10,697
What was the dtc code?

FYI any and all info that you can post is always a good thing to do...
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 11:12 AM
Bluejay's Avatar
Global Moderator &
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Burleson/Athens/Brownsboro, TX
Posts: 25,183
Second thread was removed as only one thread per subject is allowed. Thanks
Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2011, 12:54 PM
glc's Avatar
glc is online now
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Joplin MO
Posts: 35,874
How did you get a 5.4 with a 5 speed?

Please post the exact code.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 04:39 PM
tarajerame's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: missing Texas...
Posts: 13,146
Originally Posted by glc View Post
How did you get a 5.4 with a 5 speed?

someone removed the 4.6 and installed a 5.4 in it's place
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
V8 Engines
09-11-2017 09:19 AM
V8 Engines
08-10-2015 02:34 AM
1997 - 2003 F-150
08-09-2015 10:51 PM
2004 - 2008 F-150
08-07-2015 10:18 AM
V8 Engines
07-26-2015 10:13 AM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:14 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: