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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-14-2016, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Replacement Parts

How long does Ford keep making replacement parts for every F-150 model? A guy who owns a 2009 Ford F-150 truck needed a new HVAC module and that part was apparently obsolete. Poor man couldn't find it anywhere and the truck is only seven years old at this point.

What if something happens to my F-150 and Ford doesn't have the part anymore?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-15-2016, 11:13 AM
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So the parts could be built again after they have been discontinued but you'll have to fight hard for them depending on where you live and the legislation there. hopefully this shouldn't be a problem with the newer F-150 models, maybe they share enough parts like the HVAC module to have Ford continuously producing them for years to come.
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 11:38 AM
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That sucks.. he would have to find parts cars or scrap ones, I can imagine those would be hard to find as well though.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-21-2016, 06:27 PM
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Check on other Ford forums, automotive parts stores, junk yards/wreckers, shops, etc. For a vehicle as common as this is, there has to be something out there within reach even if it has to come off another F-150 or some aftermarket OEM-grade part.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Apparently, the man tried aftermarket companies and even went as far as to ask a mechanic that has more than 40 years experience to hunt down the part. Other automakers will produce old car parts when needed if the article comments are anything to go by. Just hope Ford follows in their footsteps because they were able to produce the needed part in the end.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-27-2016, 03:15 PM
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Now that I'm reading over this situation again I'm finding it quite odd. For a 2009 HVAC module to be obsolete and unable to be found... that doesn't make sense.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-28-2016, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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I can understand a part being obsolete as technology is always moving forward but if other automakers can produce obsolete parts for old cars when needed, I don't see why Ford can't do it.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-28-2016, 11:27 AM
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Yea but isn't there a huge stock of these things somewhere. I mean... you can still go buy parts for a nissan 240sx from nissan directly ?!
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-13-2016, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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apparently there was no stock of it anywhere, not even in used cars so a new one had to be produced. Guess Ford just doesn't want to go through the trouble after a certain time-frame. Hope Ford changes that because pickup trucks are long term vehicles for some.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-17-2016, 12:04 PM
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Pickup trucks are generally long term, highly used vehicles. This definitely seems quite worrying to be honest.
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