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    2005 f150 5.4

    Today i got po345 code. which is the Cam phaser. What suggestions does anyone have.
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    Unplug. Check oil level.
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    Update?
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    Sell, that's what I did with my 05

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    Ditto. Sold my 07. Loved the truck but all findings and readings was not good. Ford messed up with that 3v. I also have a 01 2v 5.4 that runs like a top. Went on a limb with ford and bought a 2016 with the ecoboost. A sucker for the torque.

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    Did a check engine light kick on, or are you like ALL the 5.4 owners and running a OBD app all the time?

    My 2005 ticks like a diesel, but since it's my fishing/hunting truck it just annoys me like crazy, I'm not going to tear down the engine to do the phaser/chain/tensioners replacement.

    I'm about to drop in an android Radio and keep the OBD bluetoothed to it just to see what I'm missing on my super crew...
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    Oil and filter are critical with these engines. The only thing my truck likes is Motorcraft 5/20 synthetic blend and a Wix filter. Oil pressure controls the timing. The dealer will charge you up to $2k. You can change both cam phasers and both solenoids for under $400 and not tear the whole front end off the engine. It's still a fairly big job just to take the valve covers off, so its worth while to change both the cam phasers and solenoids. There is a "wedge" you can jam in from the top and not worry about the timing chains falling off the crank. You can get it done in a long day if you're mechanically inclined. I got everything I needed from rockauto.

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    Try this at your own risk....The old timers swear by adding a qt of atf with oil changes. Atf is high detergent and will clean sticky lifters, valves, oil passages ect. It's not like a engine flush that knock chunks loose and make things worse. It dissolves sludge and varnish slowly. I've used it on a few engines and worked great.

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    I bought a cheap wedge on ebay. Here's a video

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    You need cam phasers and I bet timing chain guides and tensioners too. I'm a tech at a ford dealer and that repair isn't cheap. Pretty much all 04-08 5.43v's have these issues and are the death of many

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    I'm just driving mine until it dies.
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    #12
    I just bought an 09 F150 5.4L 3V - hope its good to me - only 70K on it

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    Good luck. Fingers crossed. I've put 50k on mine. I bought at 106. Went to 150k on original plugs. Has had full synthetic is whole life, according to original owner.
    William "Bill" Kyte
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