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Uneven tread wear and vibrating
I believe you have some suspension problems. If you have worn balljoints, then you will have a problem with uneven wear and tear on your tires. Also, you could have a problem with your control arms. The front of your...
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Brake problems
Although I'm not there to inspect your Ford Super Duty, it would seem logical to inspect your Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM). This component reads all of the braking system’s sensors and activates the ABS or traction control system when...
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we replaced the batteries and got all new heavy duty cable wires, truck will not start just makes a click sound.
Hey there. This is a common issue on many vehicles when the starter relay is bad. This is a small unit on the starter that directs power from the battery to the starter causing it to engage the flywheel as...
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Loss of power/stall. No crank. - 1999 Ford F-250
With the truck stalling, I would imagine you have a Check Engine Light on in the dash. When this happens the truck will register specific error or fault codes in the computer indicating what specifically has failed. Based upon the...
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Good evening! Can you tell me if the motor needs to be pulled to replace the oil pan on the 7.3L diesel? I have heard yes and no
The quickest way to pull the oil pan is to pull the entire cab off the vehicle. It will take less time to remove the cab. If you find you are are needing help with this, a certified technician from...
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Possible injector issue?
Hi, thanks for writing in. A knock in a diesel engine usually indicates an injector issue. Either an injector is not working or the injector pump is not pumping on that cylinder. I recommend having a diesel-savvy technician check each...
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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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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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Cruise control has not been working for a while.
Hi there. First check to see if the cruise control fuse is blown. Then check the brake light switch, the brake pressure switch, the speed sensor on the transmission, or the cruise control buttons. Most of the time the brake...
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2000 Ford F-250 6-speed manual won't go into gear while running
A transmission that will not go into gear can be caused by a few things. I would first try to determine if the clutch pedal mechanism is functioning correctly, and is actually engaging and disengaging the clutch when pressed. I...
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Brake lights not working - 2001 Ford F-250
Hi there. It sounds like you have a bad or broken ground wire. Check around the battery for a possible broken wire. Take some time and clean all the ground wires that you can find, especially under the dash. Over...
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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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I was driving down the road and my truck was running poorly then died. It will crank but not start.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check the air filter for it is not dirty. It may sound silly, but if the air filter is dirty the engine will not start up. Starting fluid produces its own oxygen so you...
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Dark need tail lights an dash lights to work to get home.
Hi there. Hot wiring lights can be dangerous and could cause other problems. If you need the lights to work and all they are is just the dash and tail lights so you can get home, you could get a...
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My AC blower motor blows like it's on low no matter what I turn it to. Any ideas?
The blower control switch on the dashboard controls the circuit flow of the blower motor to adjust the voltage from low, to medium, to medium-high, to high. When on high, the circuit bypasses the blower resistor. The blower resistor will...
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Shifter lever flapping in the breeze
The shift tube in the steering column most likely broke. The shift tube is made of a weak pot metal and can break in the column. Here is a link to a picture of a broken tube in the steering...
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Where is the location of the cabin air filter on a 2002 F-250 P/U, 2-wheel drive, Diesel 7.3?
For some reason Ford used three different evaporator case designs in the trucks this year. The filter will be in one of these three locations. Look behind the glove box and there is a cover on case and filter is...
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Engine idles rough sometimes and looses power.
Hi there. Most of the time on diesel engines for Ford trucks, there could be an issue with the injection control pressure sensor (ICP). Check the ICP to see if it is functioning and has power to it. The ICP...
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Loud knocking noise and then truck shuts off while driving 2002 Ford F250 Turbo-diesel
Hi - given your mileage, and your high mileage, I suspect this engine knocking could be a problem caused by worn connecting rod or crankshaft bearings; possibly to the point of connecting rod failure. Your mention of light knocking before...
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What is wrong with my fuel system?
Hi there. Since you are having lots of fuel pumps fail, check the lines to the fuel injectors and also check the fuel injectors them selves. There is a pressure build up on one or more lines causing the pump...

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