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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford F-250
When 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 the towing department, it certainly...

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Water pump leak
Hello. A very common concern and almost expected on earlier vehicles, the water pump is generally an easy fix. I will never recommend the use of a stop leak solution on any leak large or small. Leaks need to 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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My car cranks but won't start
It appears you have performed a lot of work on your Ford F250. However, the information provided is still limited due to not knowing why these parts were replaced. Knowing if the vehicle was running prior to the replacement of...
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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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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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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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When shifting it bogs down then rpm shoots up and bogs down again before returning to normal.
Is the engine "new" or "re-built"? If it is a used engine, check engine compression. Loss of power on acceleration can be due to plugged fuel injectors, faulty oxygen sensors, fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks including that caused by...
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Diesel trucks idles fine but after driving doesnt idle
You will need to have the charging system and batteries tested to see if you have a defective battery or the charging system is not recharging them. Since you say you jump started engine tells me the batteries were dead...
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1991 Ford F-250 needs ignition switch reinstalled
Sounds like someone bypassed the factory ignition switch circuit. This indicates there was a problem with the circuit to begin with. The lock cylinder would need to be physically relocated to the steering column. Then, the ignition switch circuit would...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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