Warning To F-150 Owners, Replace This Part Before It Goes Bad [VIDEO]
It's the Fuel Pump Module Driver and it's been causing headaches for many Ford owners. I had a friend warn me about this failing on his F-150 and his father's F-150 a couple of years ago. I put it in the back of my mind and never replaced it. Then yesterday out of the blue, it happened. My truck started sputtering and eventually died.
I was able to get it to start again, and it actually ran normal long enough for me to get it to a code reader. It told me it was the fuel pump module driver, so I went to the nearby parts store and picked one up for $105. On the way home, my truck died and this time it was impossible to get it going again. This is common on F-150's built in the 2000's. I've also heard of it happening with Expeditions.
I lowered the spare tire and crawled under the truck. I unplugged the old module and plugged the new one in and tucked it above the spare tire just so I could get home. It worked, and I made it home and properly installed it.
Now, I'm making it my mission to warn fellow F-150 owners about this problem so it doesn't happen to them. The problem is two fold from Ford. First, the location they placed it gets a lot of road salt in Northern climates. Second, the metals they used react to create corrosion anyway. It's a time bomb waiting for failure. Check yours and replace it!