Ford F-250 Repair and Maintenance
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Ford F-250 ProblemsFuel injection pump level sensor may fail
The FIPL (fuel injection pump lever) sensor may fail. When this sensor goes bad, shifting is erratic and the Check Engine Light should illuminate. Proper adjustment of this sensor (when replacing it) is a must or the problem will continue. See service manuals for proper adjustment of the FIPL sensor.
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.
A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a warped exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.
Ford F-250 QuestionsDonor vehicle 1981 F100 to 1988 F250 Recieveing Vehicle (1 answer)
Will my 1981 F100 Custom front Fenders,Hood, Grill,head lights all fit onto the 1988 F250 Custom? By looking at it all bolts look like they would line up but can't find any question like this online. Also the cab rear window, is that interchangeable with the F100s window? Going to replace doo...
There is now a slight humming as the engine runs. The squeal began without any indication that something was wrong. I have been using the cruise control traveling back and forth from Medford to Hornbrook for the last week. Serp belts look fine.
Ford F-250 RecallsPossible Corrosion of Fuel Tank Straps
Vehicles sold or currently registered in states using corrosive chemicals to de-ice the roads may have fuel tank straps that can rust prematurely and fail. If the fuel tank were to shift as a result of a broken strap, the fuel lines could separate or the fuel tank could contact the ground. In either case, a fuel leak could develop, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank straps with straps that have increased corrosion protection. Early in the campaign, if replacement straps are not available, dealers may install a cable support under the strap as an interim repair or a steel reinforcement over the existing strap as a permanent repair. This recall is expected to begin September 12, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11S21.