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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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The high beams won't work, and when I try to turn them on, all my other lights dim bright and the motor bogs down a little
Hi, thanks for writing in. The power for the headlights run through the switch on this truck (vs using relays to get full 12v to the bulbs. So the switch, or its connector plug has probably failed and must be...
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Transmission problem
The VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) is most likely bad and needs to be replaced. The reason that the transmission shifts almost normally with it disconnected is due to the computer is using a failure memory to substitute for the shift...
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When driving at a steady rpm or passing speed, my truck hiccups really bad. I replaced the valve cover gaskets&harnesses already.
Hello. From what you described, it appears that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of misfires. This can be caused by a few things. However, if the valve cover and harness have been replaced then they are likely not...
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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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One of my Gas tanks isn't working..
Depending on the visual inspection requirements for an emissions test in your state of residence, this may or may not cause it to fail the test. This may be due to a faulty fuel tank sending unit. This is a...
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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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Engine will turn over but will not start.
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1985 Ford F-250 to crank but not start. You have done great so far in inspecting the vehicle and changing the spark plug wires, fuel pumps, and filters. There are a few...
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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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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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Any ideas?
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by many things. If the symptoms began after you changed the spark plugs then it may be possible that the issue is related to the plugs. If the incorrect spark...
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My vacuum pump seems to be leaking water
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Vacuum pumps are required to have oil in them for lubrication. If the pump is leaking water, then either the oil is the wrong type and is leaking out, or the pump has a...
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We have a 1993 for f250 with a 7.3 idi we have now replaced the water pump thermostat radiator and its still over heating what could
Hello. Overheating can be caused by many things. If you have replaced those cooling system components and the issues continue then there is likely a more serious issue with the engine that is causing the overheating. If the engine overheated...
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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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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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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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