The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Ford F-150
1996 Ford F-150
1996 Ford F-150 Problems
If there is a vibration or noise at highway speed, it could be from the frontdrive shaft and may require replacement of the double cardan joint. A double cardan joint is a type of driveshaft joint that uses two universal joints.
Tubes for the EGR system (exhaust gas recirculation) can break, causing an exhaust leak and noise under the hood.
The gears for the timing chain can strip, causing the engine to crank but not start.
If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, there is an updated differential clutch kit available.
1996 Ford F-150 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: THE CERTIFICATION LABELS ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES HAS INCORRECT REAR TIRE INFLATION PRESSURE DESIGNATIONS. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 120, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS."Learn more »
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Ford has recalled certain 1994-1996 F150 trucks due to a concern with the front seat frames. The seat recliner to seat frame bolts could loosen, fatigue, and fracture. If this occurs, the seat may recline completely, which can cause a loss of vehicle control. Dealers will refresh and replace washers and fasteners at the seat frame to seat recliner mounting.
1996 Ford F-150 Questions and Answers
while driving the truck it acts like it running out of gas.
Replaced the radiator and reservoir after the hose blew off the radiator. The water consistency was a rusty orange mapley smell but it kept the engine cool, never overheat until the past week. If ...
When I turn on the left or right blinker the light just stays solid. I looked at all the bulbs and all of them were on, none were blown out. Checked the fuses and they were fine. I even changed ...
a diagnostic tool for engine light says,"secondary air injection incorrect upstream flow detected." can you tell me what this means
1996 Ford F-150 Reviews
great truck bought it for 500 bucks and have been beating on it everytime i drive it its been great for hauling i have a wood flatbed on it and had ten rr ties on it, that old 300 V6 never lets me down
looks like a different truck. it has 4 doors witch was not mandatory on the f150