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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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No start
Hi there. As you already know, repairing and replacing components without proper diagnoses can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. The engine turning over very fast, would lead me to performing a compression test. This will also give you...
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Frozen ac pump
If the a/c compressor pulley does not turn and is seized you will need to see if the inside compressor clutch shaft is seized or the compressor pulley bearing is seized. Sometimes the pulley bearing seizes and ruins the front...
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Battery voltage is low.
Hello. If the battery voltage reads low on the gauge then that is a sign that the charging system is not functioning correctly. If the alternator is brand new then there is little chance that it is the source of...
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Installed a new thermostat and now it won't hardly idle and Boggs down when driving
Hi there: Typically swapping out the thermostat only won't be the source of idle issues. However, if your 96 Ford F-250 overheated which stimulated the thermostat change, it's possible that other components may have been damaged. Some things you might...
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Won't run right since my son replaced the thermostat
If the engine was running without a problem before work was done then the repairs most likely have caused the problem. You should have the engine scanned and the entire engine checked for loose or disconnected connectors on the mass...
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Truck stalling 1991 Ford F250
Hi there - I suspect you're correct as to this being a fuel system issue. I would flush the tank, replace the fuel filter, fill with fresh fuel, then cycle the fuel pump before attempting to start the engine. You...
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Engine clicking and shaking
Hello. The symptoms you describe can be caused by a few different things. A few possibilities are an exhaust leak, or some sort of engine performance issue, such as a misfire. If the noise appears to be coming from the...
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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 have a 1991 Ford F250 has all the gears if you shift manually but will not shift down by itself
Hi there. You're right, guessing can be very expensive. However, if I had to make an educated guess about your shift concern, it sounds like either a shift solenoid/solenoids is malfunctioning or there is feedback in the wire harness to...
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Will not go into park. 1993 Ford F250
Hi - yes, you are correct - the "play" in the shift linkage is probably preventing the transmission lever from moving all the way to the "Park" position. I would recommend a shift linkage inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic,...
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Steering locks then loosens back to normal
Hello. This can be caused by a few things. Most of the time it is caused by an intermittently failing power steering pump. I usually start by checking the power steering pump belt to make sure that it is tight....
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Won't engage gears 1994 Ford F250 4WD
Hi - for your "no movement problem" I would first check fuses for the transmission and 4WD controller. Then check the electrical wiring connections both to the transmission and to the 4WD controller. Perhaps the vibration of the railroad crossing...
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The negative post on battery wont let me connect it. It sparks and smokes unless you disconnect the wire from solenoid going from the battery to the starter.
Hi there. When the battery cable is hooked up and sparks with smoke, the question to ask your self is if the wire is getting hot. If the wire is getting hot, then the starter solenoid has melted the contacts...
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Location of fuel pump inertia switch
The vehicle is not equipped with an fuel pump inertia switch. Your vehicle uses fuel cutoff solenoid on engine only.
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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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