1996 Ford F-250 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Ford F-250

1996 Ford F-250 Problems

The tachometer sensor may fail

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.

Exhaust Manifolds Can Crack and Cause Leak

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 Oil Pan Gasket May Leak

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.

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1996 Ford F-250 Questions

Gas gauge shows empty but tank is full. Fuel pump replaced not long ago. Truck sat in a garage for a few years but was started and driven monthly, around the block to keep battery charged. Could this be the anti slosh module? (2 answers)

I am not mechanically inclined so here is my question after driving for about an hour often my pickup at a stop will suddenly die the rpm goes to 0 (1 answer)

when i try to re-crank it acts as if it is still running, finally will do nothing but not turn over as if it isnt getting fuel but after 20 to 30 minutes sitting it restarts without a hitch. What could the problem be?

trying to find a good site to get a shop manual or online repair information for (1 answer)

my 96 f-250 that shows in detail how to approach owner replacement of the timing chain, sprockets and tells me anything I need to know in addition to the lame information that chiltons and haynes has in their books.

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1996 Ford F-250 Recalls

Recall 06V286000
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, GASOLINE OR NATURAL GAS ENGINES, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT.
Recall 05V388000
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.
Recall 96V161000
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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1996 Ford F-250 Reviews

My truck just turned 186,000 miles on it and the only thing I've done to it was a new battery, brakes, and tires. It still drives like a dream especially considering the miles and i haul with it several times a week.
Only major problem was Transmission shift problem at 12000 miles. Ford "replaced" tranny (under warranty), started again at 20000 miles. Amaco fixed for $87. parts and labor no problems since now at 77000 miles
Great Truck! The glow plugs had to be replaced and the water pump replaced because it was leaking. Never left me stranded or worried. I have the 7.3L Turbo Diesel

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