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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1990 Ford F-250

1990 Ford F-250

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1990 Ford F-250 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a warped exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.

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

The tachometer sensor may fail; if the tachometer needle jumps around and the transmission has harsh shifts or does not upshift, this sensor should be checked. This sensor is mounted in a cover at the front of the motor.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The battery light may illuminate on the instrument panel because the alternator wire harness connector is damaged. A new connector kit is available and should be installed to correct this concern.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Failure to change the power steering fluid can cause the fluid to become gray with metal particles. The contaminated fluid can damage the power steering pump resulting in a growling noise when the wheel is turned; the damaged pump will require replacement to eliminate the noise.. Life of the power steering gearbox and pump will be shortened if the fluid is not serviced regularly.

1990 Ford F-250 Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, June 20, 1990

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Ford has recalled certain 1990 F150-F350 trucks because the incorrect master cylinder was installed. The master cylinder installed is not large enough, which can inhibit braking force. Dealers will install the appropriate master cylinder.

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Brakes, July 17, 1990

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Ford has recalled 1990 F-Super Duty trucks and F-Super Duty Motor Home chassis because of the hydroboost steering gear return line plumbing. On certain vehicles, due to the routing of the return line, the hydroboost may stay engaged lightly, which may cause added brake wear and tear. Dealers will replace the return line and repair damaged brake components.

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Drive Train, July 17, 1990

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Ford has recalled certain 1990 E and F Series 4x2 vehicles equipped with an E4OD transmission and a one piece driveshaft due to an issue with the park mechanism in the transmission. Some vehicles may experience a failure to engage the park gear, which can cause the vehicle to roll if the parking brake is not set. Dealers will replace the snap ring and install a revised extension housing

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Electrical & Lights, June 7, 1996


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Engine, October 28, 1993

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Ford has recalled 1990-1993 F150, F250, and F350 trucks due to a faulty fuel pressure regulator and malfunctioning fuel pump check valves. Fuel may transfer from one tank to the second tank, causing a possible overflow condition and fire hazard. Dealers will replace the fuel pressure regulator and install redundant check valves.

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1990 Ford F-250 Questions and Answers

sctjls, 1990 Ford F-250, 7.5L V8, Truth Or Consequences, NM

How much am I looking at price wise, to find an electrical short that is draining my battery

cj75, 1990 Ford F-250, 7.3L V8 Diesel, Palmerton, PA

Is there a way to get rid of rust spots on my truck? Any kind of product to use?

woodcutter52, 1990 Ford F-250, 7.5L V8, Sellersburg, IN

I just purchased an '87 F250 4x4 with 89,000 miles and in very good shape. I'm going to have to replace the heater core. It does not have a/c. Is this one of those "takes all day an...

family, 1990 Ford F-250, 5.0L V8, Salinas, CA

My fuel gauge, temp. gauge, and oil press. gauge arn't working. I checked the fuse and it's not blown out. No current is running thru the fuse.

family, 1990 Ford F-250, 5.0L V8, Salinas, CA

A few days ago I posted the same ? but I put down that it was a 1990 because the questionaire only goes that far back. There's no current running thru the fuse.

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