The truck has been in need of at least new ball joints and maybe some bushings on the front end for some time now. I am really surprised it passed inspection this last time. Inspection is coming due again in March. There are also quite a few other issues that need to be dealt with and one of them will definitely not allow it to pass inspection.
Here is the list of items that need attention:
- Ball joints
- Maybe kingpins, I think it has kingpins since it has the twin I-beam suspension and would basically be the same as what I had on my 72 F100
- Air bad light is blinking
- Turn signal / wiper control needs replaced
- Ignition switch needs replaced
I know Ford used the twin I-Beam suspension for so many years and on the 72 F100 I had, I replaced the I-beams with lowered ones and also replaced the kingpins and put disc brakes on it. I think the 94 is no different but honestly I haven't really crawled under it to look and when I have been under it, it was to change the oil. The truck has 94,000 miles on it. I would imagine the kingpins may be in alright shape but it is the bushings and ball joints that need replaced?
The turn signal / wiper switch has always been goofy. Mainly on the delay wiper settings. Sometimes they work fine, other times they stop and if you tap the switch they start working again.
Ignition switch is a big pain in the arse. You can have the ignition on and basically pull the key out. Sometimes when trying to start it the key is turned inside the switch and it is a pain to get it straightened out. What is going to suck about replacing the ignition switch is then the door locks and ignition won't match.
The biggest one for inspection is going to be the air bag light. The code it is throwing is for the clock spring behind the steering wheel.
If you have any tips on any of these I would love to hear them.