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MotorCast – The New F150 Has Been Revealed and It’s AWESOME!

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Featured this week is the new Ford F-150.  It has an updated front end as well as a slew of engine options and trim levels.

Entry Level Lovers rejoice!  It kind of seems swift to update the F-150 already.  It had a brand new look for 2014 but with everything moving so quickly now-a-days in the automotive world, car companies have to stay on their toes. In MotorCast this week, we take a look at the new F-150. It’s new headlights are the most obvious new feature that the truck has.  From the picture provided it looks like the back end has about the same story being told in the 2014 model.  And the grille looks almost like the F-250 and 350 models.  Also by comparison, they didn’t miss the concept model by too far.  The silver truck is the Ford Atlas.  Provided at the Detroit Auto Show.  They bring out these cars to tease the consumer and more often than not the production model looks nothing like the shiny beautiful car at the motor show.

Listen to This Week’s MotorCast!

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 Don’t ignore strange vehicle noises!!

1.  Diesel-like clattering in a gasoline engine.

It could be bad gasoline, or your ignition timing might be off.  Either one could cause serious engine damage if it isn’t fixed.

2.  Drumming underneath the car that increases with speed.

It could be a failing U-joint.  The worst that can happen is that the U-joint breaks, the driveshaft hits the pavement and your car flips end over end until something stops it.

3.  A sound like fingernails scraping on a chalkboard.

It’s probably a loose accessory drive belt.  It’s not life or death, but everyone around you will notice you until you fix it.

4.  Sharp tapping that increases with engine RPM.

It could be a connecting rod knock.  In the worst case, the rod punches through the engine block,  Metal parts and flaming oil shoot out and you’re shopping for a whole new engine. – Yahoo Autos

5.  Grinding metal, like a snowplow on a bare road.

Your brake pads could be completely worn away, which could cause the car to pull to one side when you brake.

6. Whining when you turn the steering wheel.

It could be a failing power-steering pump.  If it failed completely, you’d lose your power steering and you wouldn’t know it until you tried to turn the wheel.

 

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