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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Ford F-150

1996 Ford F-150

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1996 Ford F-150 Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Tubes for the EGR system (exhaust gas recirculation) can break, causing an exhaust leak and noise under the hood.

Engine -- Verified

The gears for the timing chain can strip, causing the engine to crank but not start.

Drive Train -- Verified

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)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 11, 1996

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."

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 19, 1996

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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.

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Drive Train, September 12, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.

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1996 Ford F-150 Questions and Answers

confused96, 1996 Ford F-150, 6 Cylinder, Loves Park, IL

while driving the truck it acts like it running out of gas.

mrsmoore, 1996 Ford F-150, 4.9L 6 Cylinder, Yulee, FL

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 ...

Visitor, 1996 Ford F-150, 5.8L V8, Victoria, TX

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 ...

Visitor, 1996 Ford F-150, 5.0L V8, Mount Clare, WV

a diagnostic tool for engine light says,"secondary air injection incorrect upstream flow detected." can you tell me what this means

Visitor, 1996 Ford F-150, 4.9L 6 Cylinder, White Hall, AR

I was driving my truck and it just quit now i can't get any fire

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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

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