Ford idles F-150 truck plant a week; lack of parts

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* A supply issue, not faulty equipment * Plant down Jan. 24, to resume operations Jan. 31 DETROIT, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said it has idled for a week the plant where it makes most of its best-selling Ford F-150 pickup trucks. A shortage of parts for 3.7-liter V6 engines and the new 3.5-liter "EcoBoost" V6 engines is the cause of the shutdown at the Dearborn, Michigan, truck plant, said Ford spokesman Todd Nissen. The engines are made at a Ford plant in Cleveland. The ...

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