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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Ford F-250

1996 Ford F-250

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1996 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.

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.

Engine -- Verified

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

1996 Ford F-250 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., October 2, 1996

Summary: THE CROSSMEMBER FRAME GUSSETS WERE INSTALLED WITH UNDERSIZED THREADED FASTENERS FOLLOWING A BREAKDOWN OF THE PRODUCTION RIVET GUN THAT IS GENERALLY USED. THIS GUSSET IS THE ATTACHMENT POINT FOR THE REAR STRAP OF THE MID-SHIP FUEL TANK.

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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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Drive Train, August 7, 2006

Summary: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, GASOLINE OR NATURAL GAS ENGINES, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT.

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1996 Ford F-250 Questions and Answers

Mr. C, 1996 Ford F-250, 7.5L V8, Bradley Beach, NJ

Had power steering repaired two days later tried to drive the truck still not working right. Very difficult to turn and large puddle on driveway.

emarshall, 1996 Ford F-250, 5.8L V8, Delran, NJ

The truck wont shift right away only at a high rpm but you can shift it manualy using the colum fine. The truck does have an exhaust manifold leak could this be why if not any tips?
Thank you,
Ed.

jm_schuh, 1996 Ford F-250, 5.8L V8, Ellicott City, MD

my truck shakes at low speeds like 4 mph i dont feel like my truck has the power it should have i think it is the tranny

Visitor, 1996 Ford F-250, 5.8L V8, North Highlands, CA

im having trouble removing the water pump

crenfro09, 1996 Ford F-250, 5.8L V8, Lawrenceburg, TN

Ok my father was working on an issue with his brake light switch wiring where some wires had melted together and now he is having problems with getting the truck to shift out of low gear. Can you h...

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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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