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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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Dead battery
This depends on the engine you have in your Ford F250. As you may know, this truck had an option available with a diesel engine which generally would require much more cranking power than the 5.3L motor that would have...
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cannot start by key
Hi there. Has the battery been properly tested? Do the combination meter lights come on? Have the battery tested with a digital tester that provides current voltage, cold cranking amps, and state of health. Replace as necessary. Check the fuses/relays...
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I'm trying to find the RKE module on my truck. Have no idea what it looks like and where it's located.
The RKE module is located straight above the gas pedal. The module is black with one electrical connector and the antenna cable inserted in to the side of it. If you need additional help diagnosing the door locks then have...
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Brakes not working and brake booster possible failure causing the engine to stall.
Hi there. If the engine tries to stall out when the brakes are applied, then look at the brake booster for any external damage. If there is no damage to be seen, then the diaphragm inside the brake booster is...
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Tie rods
The tie rods used on the rear wheel drive version versus the four wheel drive version of the truck are completely different. Insofar as the axle, the cataloging shows a difference in tie rod, depending on whether the axle is...
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I can not hear fuel pumps kick on when I turn key on , I have checked relay, fuse and replaced fuel tank select switch.
Hi there. A plugged fuel filter could cause the fuel pump to work harder and eventually fail. The filter plugged will not prevent the fuel pump from coming on. Turning the key to the on position only, the fuel pump...
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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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Fuel gauge is not working and stays on empty.
The false empty reading on your dashboard can be caused by several different components. One of which is the fuel modules themselves. If they both have failed, it is likely do to an electrical power or data connection feeding into...
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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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What are the differences between distributor types for my truck?
Hi there. In 1987 Ford used a TFI (thick film integrated) module attached to the distributor housing, where timing is computer controlled, and a Dura-spark ignition module attached to the left inner fender, where timing is still mechanically and vacuum...

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