1995 Ford F-250 Problem Reports
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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.
Catalytic converters can go bad and potentially plug the exhaust, hurting engine efficiency and performance.
The front brakes may stick, bind, or grab. This can happen when the front brake caliper pins become corroded. Cleaning or replacing the caliper pins will be necessary to correct this problem.
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.
A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a warped exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.
Using the correct oil
for this engine is critical. Improper engine oil
can foam in the high pressure system and not develop enough pressure
for operation. Symptoms of this can be hard starting, long cranking
time before start, rough engine idle, and a lack of power. Another sign
is tiny bubbles in the oil on the engine oil dipstick after the engine
is shut off. The additives in the correct oil that protect against
foaming can still break down, so changing the oil at the correct
intervals is important.
Fuel injector seals
can start to leak and allow oil into the fuel system. Symptoms of this
might be rough engine idle or hard starting. Fuel that appears gray or
black in the filter bowl when changing the fuel filter
is another sign.
The gears for the timing chain
can strip, causing the engine to crank but not start.