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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford F-250
When it comes to large, heavy-duty pickup trucks, the 2012 Ford F-250 only has two competitors – the Chevrolet Silverado HD and the Dodge Ram 2500/3500. Though the F-250 doesn’t outperform the Ram in...

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Engine clicking and shaking
Hello, thank you for writing in. Due to the timing being relatable to the oil change, you will want to start by double checking the repair. Make sure your oil filter was installed correctly and is allowing the oil to...
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I was backing out of my driveway and heard a loud clunk coming from the rear end of my Ford f250 1979
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a bad universal joint (U-Joint) that may have too much play in it. When this happens, as the torque of the transmission transfers the power to the rear end, a loose U-joint...
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1995 f250 reverses fine but wont drive it still ingagues in gear but doesent move in 1 2 or drive
Hello there. Sometimes transmission linkage being misaligned can be the cause of this problem. In other cases, obstructions inside the hydraulic lines of the transmission or torque converter issues can cause problems like you've described as well. It is probably...
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front brakes frozen after replacing vacuum booster 1977 f250 camper special with dayton brakes double calipers
Hi there. This issue can be caused by multiple issues; mainly the vacuum booster is not releasing pressure due to a vacuum line that is not fully secured. It's also possible that the brake line has an air bubble or...
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Fast Vibration that increases with speed, and can be felt best through the steering wheel
Usually, vibration in the steering wheel is due to dynamic imbalance of the wheel/tire assembly and/or a rim is bent. Wireless chassis ears can be helpful in the diagnostic as they can pinpoint if one side, versus the other, is...
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Cranks no start
If i understand the problem started after some work was done and the spark plugs and wires were changed and now it will not start. The first thing I would check is to make sure the spark plug wires were...
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Cranks won't start
The transmission fluid temperature sensor is not needed at start-up. However, if the engine coolant temperature sensor is malfunctioning that could cause hard or no starting because that temperature sensor provides an input to the PCM to enrich the mixture...
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Need to know if my clutch is out or if it is a problem with my transmission.
The issue seems to be the clutch. When the clutch is engaged and the vehicle is throttled, a slipping motion is occurring all the time. With the clutch pressure plate being worn will contribute to a slipping clutch. When the...
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Testing the frequency of my MAP Sensor, it appears to adjust to pressure, but is not in range.
If you are getting a reading of 89HZ out of the MAP sensor with the key on then this is an indication that you are above 15,000 feet in elevation. This would cause the computer to run your vehicle with...
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Instrument panel lighting problem
Hi there. In older vehicles like your 78 Ford, this type of problem is related to an exposed wire that is causing an electrical short. It could also be a fault with the electrical cluster behind the dash. You should...
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Oil in the radiator 1983 Ford F250
Hi - off-hand, I would say your truck has a blown head gasket, or a crack in the block which is allowing higher pressure oil to leak into the cooling system. Not a happy condition. I would recommend an engine...
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I have a 1981 ford f250 it stalles when I let off the gas and it has a new fuel pump and filter
If the EGR valve is stuck open with carbon deposits it may stall the engine at idle. You will have to remove it to check to see if it is being held open. If not held open then check for...
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Missing IAC valve vacuum line.
The IAC (Idle Air Control) valve is required to have a vacuum line on it to work the engine properly. The line from the carbon box filter is supposed to be hooked to it, but it may be damaged. Take...
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Why is my truck is leaking transmission fluid?
Hi there. Check the location of the transmission fluid leak on the case to determine what needs replaced. There are 5 locations for the transmission to leak that are common. Locations of a leak The input shaft seal The...
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Replacing rear drum wheel cylinder.
The pistons that are within caliper bores, or drum brake wheel cylinders, are not intended to move any further than the limits set when the brakes are fully, 100% assembled, that is when the shoe and drum (in your case)...
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Can I convert it to a 4x4
Hi there. In most cases, trying to convert from two to four wheel drive is more of a hassle than it is worth attempting; for practical applications. However, it is a fun project if you're learning fabrication. There are some...
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Just put in a new fuel tank and my engine won't draw diesel from it to start.
Hi there. Check the fuel transfer pump and see if its drawing fuel into the fuel filter. If there is no pressure after the fuel transfer pump, then the small transfer pump needs replaced. If there is pressure after the...
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I plugged in a new TPS, now I can't accelerate the engine, and my overdrive and checked engine came on.
Hi there. Either the wiring to the TPS - throttle position sensors - has a broken or loose contact and is not making the sensor register properly or the sensor that was installed could be the wrong design and causing...
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Air intrusion in fuel lines
Hi there. This situation has happened to me before with my buddies Ford 7.3 Power Stroke. Although the process is slightly different, you might want to watch this video as it shows how to prime the fuel system on these...
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I installed a new fuel pump, but the line from the pump to the carb is leaking at the flare fitting on the pump
Hello, thank you for writing in. The hardest part is done. Locating and noticing the leak is typically where people fail to follow through with their repairs. The flare on the line was likely bent or damaged. They are very...

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