Ford F-350

The F-350 is part of the Ford F-series. The Ford F-350 Super Duty is the 2011 version of the Ford F-350. It is available in three body designs – regular cab, crew cab and extended cab.

6,292 Questions
Timing and Firing Orders
Ford F-350

What is the Ford 5.8L firing order?

1 - 3 - 7 - 2 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 8

The distributor rotor turns COUNTERCLOCKWISE

The marked # 1 position on the distributor cap faces to the REAR and slightly towards the drivers side

The engine cylinder / spark plug locations are numbered :

firewall

4 - 8

3 - 7

2 - 6

1 - 5

front

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Ford Taurus
Mercury Sable
Ford F-350

How do you change the ball joints on a 1996 or newer Sable - Taurus?

You'll need a special press to get the ball joint out of the lower control arm. My advice is to take it to a mechanic. Mine has been on jack stands for a week as i toil with this mess. And let me add this, my Sable and previous Taurus have been the best vehicles I've owned. I do take good care of them.

On Ball Joints your best bet is to go to a mechanic.

Generally the Ball Joints on these cars are the most vexing things to change. They are pressed into the knuckle, and are so hard to get out and back in again, they can really ruin your day if not careful.

But here's how to do it anyway...
  • Put wheel chocks at the back wheels, and press down on the parking brake. Loosen the front nuts, and raise the front of the vehicle on the side(s) to be replaced. Remove the tire, and raise the vehicle to a height where jack stands can be placed on the frame (generally the rusty but square bar under the car.
  • Remove the Brake Caliper and Brake Rotor, supporting the brake caliper with a piece of stiff wire hung from the strut tower. Remove the screw that holds the brake hose to the strut tower.
  • Using a breaker bar (or 2) and a 19mm high torque socket, as well as a 22mm socket on the opposite nut, turn the nut on the Strut Tower to loosen the big bolt that holds the strut tower to the steering knuckle.
  • Remove the pin that holds the castle nut under the outer control arm/tie rod end. Loosen the castle nut with a 13 or 15mm socket. Then with a pickle fork, place the fork end into the rubber area between the lower control arm, and the tie rod end, and pound on the opposite end of the fork to wedge the fork into the space between the tie rod end, and the hole it's sitting in. Once popped, and if never done before, can be a pill to do, set aside from the rest of the unit.
  • The Lower ball joint is under this whole "knuckle" assembly, and is probably totally useless to try and remove the bolt, but go ahead and give it a try. If it doesn't come off, due to the ball joint spinning in it's ball hole, then you have to use a cut-off tool to slice the ball joint out of the lower spring arm. This is where you'll wish you'd have gone to a mechanic. Once you cut off the nut, there is no guarantee that you'll be able to pry it from the bottom. It is a "tapered" bolt, meaning it's sorta cone shaped, and can't just be pounded out.
  • You'll need the ball joint press available for rent at Autozone or for about $150 at your local auto store. Also helpful is a Pitman arm puller. Placing the Pitman arm puller (looks like a claw with a big screw in the center), place that so the claw teeth are up, and hang on the lower control arm, and the bolt points upward. Turn on the this, so that the center of the bolt pushes on the center of the ball joint stub. Just keep doing it, as it gets really hard to turn, but eventually you'll hear a bang, and the whole thing will pop out.
  • Go buy a 30mm socket used for removing the nut that holds the large nut on the end of the drive axle. Again using the breaker bar, and a pipe that slides over it, you can loosen that thing right off, as well as the washer. Save both, you'll need em later.
  • Pound down on the knuckle till it slides off the strut tower, and you can hold the whole thing in your hands. It's not really heavy, it's the hub bearing that weighs a bunch.
  • Since you already have the Ball Joint press, you'll need to figure out the best way to use it. Generally it's simple, but hard to explain. What needs to be done, is to press the ball joint from the bolt side, down and push on it with the Press until it pops out of the hole it's in. If the grease screw is still there, your lucky, but generally you need to press on the ball joint on the opposite side of the grease screw, balancing the correct sized metal ring on the knuckle. Here is where a table-top vise works good. I don't have one, so I pounded on sand -literally. This is where I also bent the brake dust shield, but it's easy to bend it back to where it needs to be.
  • Just press that thing back in, without damaging it. Tap the ball joint into the hole with the grease hole facing you, and the bolt going down. Using a piece of wood, and a hammer, put the wood over the back end of the ball joint, and pound the crap outta the wood until the ball joint seals in.
  • Putting it all back together is the reverse of everything. Don't bother with the snap-ring that comes with the new ball joint. These things are so pressed in, nothing is going to get them out. Usually the ring is so tight, you ruin the rubber getting it off. DO make sure to install the grease screw ahead of time. One it's hard to get in afterwards, and 2 it's maddening as heck to have it all pressed in, only to find out the screw threads are messed up, or the grease screw doesn't fit.
  • Screw eveything back together, and reverse your steps, pounding up instead of down on the knuckle, and tightening instead of loosening.

Or pay the $250 to get the darn thing done at a service center, and save yourself 6 hours of work.

1998 Taurus / Sable Experience Notes

Having just replaced ball joints on a 1998 Sable this week, I can warn you that getting the ball joint that is pressed into the bottom of the steering knuckle, disconnected from the lower control arm is likely to be a HUGE BIG PROBLEM (see 'Related Questions' below for discussions on this.)

Ball Joint NOTE: the short-story is that the ball joint is likely to have to be cut in half to release the knuckle from the control arm.

I was on my 3rd Pittman Arm puller when I gave up and yanked the control arm from the vehicle and let my local 'real' (not chain-store type) auto parts store use a press on it to get the bottom 1/2 of the joint pressed out of the control arm. (took 8 tons of pressure!)

Other than that, it's pretty easy!

I am currently working on a 1996 Taurus it is some what difficult but once I have completed, the removal and installation i will email you as soon as i complete this task. I can say that you will need a propane torch and a ball joint press *( for installation and removal)* that you can rent from auto zone. I will give step by step instruction. My Email address is Willielhale@Yahoo.com.

Partial info on ball joint replacement

The lower control arm ball joint is integral with the steering knuckle. Removal of the steering knuckle is relatively straightforward. Instructions can be found in any shop manual, or on the AutoZone site. However, then it gets complicated: - Some sources say the knuckle and ball joint must be replaced as an assembly, but I can't find anyone who sells it. - Other sources say the ball joint can be pressed out and replaced. This seems to be correct since many sources sell just the ball joint. However, I can find no information on how to press it out. I've looked in two shop manuals and have searched the web, and found nothing.

You can press out the old ball joint and press in the new one with a standard ball joint press. these can be rented from almost any autoparts store for a minimal charge. Some may even rent them free. (Just a refundable deposit on a credit card)

Do it yourself or Pay a Professional?

With all needed tools this procedure might take up to 4-6 hours. First of all you have to think about if it worth to do by yourself or ask mechanics to do it for you. Changing of ball joint would cost $250-$300 in machine shop. Now you have to estimate all the expenses if you are going to do it by yourself.

If you do not have any special tools, then you have to purchase or rent them:

1) 7/8 in SOCKET for the ball joint nut

2) 30 mm SOCKET for the knuckle (deep one)

3) C-frame press (to press out/in the ball joint)

4) OTC - FORD - TAURUS/SABLE BALL JOINT KIT (8032) (to press out/in the ball joint)

5) Pickle fork (to disassemble ball joint from the lower arm)

Now about the prices if you want to buy these tools:

1) 7/8 socket will cost from $2-$10

2) 30 mm socket $15-$25

3) C-frame press $95-$120

4) OTC - FORD - TAURUS/SABLE BALL JOINT KIT (8032) $70-$90

5) Pickle fork $10

6) ball joint $45-$60

If you do not have these tools and you have to buy them, the total estimation will be $200-$250, which is very close to those you will pay at the shop.

It depends on the terrain that you drive the vehicle over. I would check the ball joints at 100,000 miles unless they are making noise.

heres how we do it in the shop

1-remove wheel

2-remove calaper and rotor

3-remove axle nut (may want to do thay on the ground or with someone on the brakes before you remove them if you don't have a air gun)

4-unbolt and separate lower ball joint (big pry bar on the controll arm)

5-unbolt strut and take spindle to vice

6-make shure there is remove snap ring

7-secure in vice

8-using a ball joint press and aproprate adaptor press ball joint out. or the bfh(shop term= big f*****g hammer) and drive it out but be carefull

9-make shure hole in spindle is clean and round\

10-take new ball joint out of frezer ( you did put the ball joint in the frezer)

it shrinks it a little and makes it easy-er to put in

11-press in new ball joint and reassemble

don't in about 30 min with a lift and air tools your results may varry

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EGR Systems
Ford F-150
Ford F-350

Where is the egr valve on a ford 5.8l located?

egr valve on 5.8l is located on top of engine, passenger side front bolted at intake

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Ford Expedition XLT
Ford F-350

Why won't a Ford 6.0 not start?

Diagnosis: Engine Won't Start or Run

WHEN AN ENGINE WON'T START

Every engine requires four basic ingredients to start: sufficient cranking speed, good compression, adequate ignition voltage (with correct timing) and fuel (a relatively rich air/fuel mixture initially). So any time an engine fails to start, you can assume it lacks one of these four essential ingredients. But which one?

To find you, you need to analyze the situation. If the engine won't crank, you are probably dealing with a starter or battery problem. Has the starter been acting up? (Unusual noises slow cranking, etc.). Is this the first time the engine has failed to crank or start, or has it happened before? Have the starter, battery or battery cables been replaced recently? Might be a defective part. Has the battery been running down? Might be a charging problem. Have there been any other electrical problems? The answers to these questions should shed some light on what might be causing the problem.

If an engine cranks but refuses to start, it lacks ignition, fuel or compression. Was it running fine but quit suddenly? The most likely causes here would be a failed fuel pump, ignition module or broken overhead cam timing belt. Has the engine been getting progressively harder to start? If yes, consider the engine's maintenance and repair history.

STARTING YOUR DIAGNOSIS

What happens when you attempt to start the engine? If nothing happens when you turn the key, check the battery to determine its state of charge. Many starters won't do a thing unless there is at least 10 volts available from the battery. A low battery does not necessarily mean the battery is the problem, though. The battery may have been run down by prolonged cranking while trying to start the engine. Or, the battery's low state of charge may be the result of a charging system problem. Either way, the battery needs to be recharged and tested.

If the battery is low, the next logical step might be to try starting the engine with another battery or a charger. If the engine cranks normally and roars to life, you can assume the problem was a dead battery, or a charging problem that allowed the battery to run down. If the battery accepts a charge and tests okay, checking the output of the charging system should help you identify any problems there.

A charging system that is working properly should produce a charging voltage of somewhere around 14 volts at idle with the lights and accessories off. When the engine is first started, the charging voltage should rise quickly to about two volts above base battery voltage, then taper off, leveling out at the specified voltage. The exact charging voltage will vary according to the battery's state of charge, the load on the electrical system, and temperature. The lower the temperature, the higher the charging voltage. The higher the temperature, the lower the charging voltage. The charging range for a typical alternator might be 13.9 to 14.4 volts at 80 degrees F, but increase to 14.9 to 15.8 volts at subzero temperatures.

If the charging system is not putting out the required voltage, is it the alternator or the regulator? Full fielding the alternator to bypass the regulator should tell you if it is working correctly. Or, take the alternator to a parts store and have it bench tested. If the charging voltage goes up when the regulator is bypassed, the problem is the regulator (or the engine computer in the case of computer-regulated systems). If there is no change in output voltage, the alternator is the culprit.

Many times one or more diodes in the alternator rectifier assembly will have failed, causing a drop in the unit's output. The alternator will still produce current, but not enough to keep the battery fully charged. This type of failure will show up on an oscilloscope as one or more missing humps in the alternator waveform. Most charging system analyzers can detect this type of problem.

ENGINE CRANKING PROBLEMS

If the engine won't crank or cranks slowly when you attempt to start or jump start the engine (and the battery is fully charged), you can focus your attention on the starter circuit. A quick way to diagnose cranking problems is to switch on the headlights and watch what happens when you attempt to start the engine. If the headlights go out, a poor battery cable connection may be strangling the flow of amps. All battery cable connections should be checked and cleaned along with the engine-to-chassis ground straps.

Measuring the voltage drop across connections is a good way to find excessive resistance. A voltmeter check of the cable connections should show no more than 0.1 volt drop at any point, and no more than 0.4 volts for the entire starter circuit. A higher voltage drop would indicate excessive resistance and a need for cleaning or tightening.

Slow cranking can also be caused by undersized battery cables. Some cheap replacement cables have small gauge wire encased in thick insulation. The cables look the same size as the originals on the outside, but inside there is not enough wire to handle the amps.

If the headlights continue to shine brightly when you attempt to start the engine and nothing happens (no cranking), voltage is not reaching the starter. The problem here is likely an open or misadjusted park/neutral safety switch, a bad ignition switch, or a faulty starter relay or solenoid. Fuses and fusible links should also be checked because overloads caused by continuous cranking or jump starting may have blown one of these protective devices.

If the starter or solenoid clicks but nothing else happens when you attempt to start the engine, there may not be enough amps to spin the starter. Or the starter may be bad. A poor battery cable, solenoid or ground connection, or high resistance in the solenoid itself may be the problem. A voltage check at the solenoid will reveal if battery voltage is passing through the ignition switch circuit. If the solenoid or relay is receiving battery voltage but is not closing or passing enough amps from the battery to spin the starter motor, the solenoid ground may be bad or the contacts in the solenoid may be worn, pitted or corroded. If the starter cranks when the solenoid is bypassed, a new solenoid is needed, not a starter.

Most engines need a cranking speed of 200 to 300 rpm to start, so if the starter is weak and can't crank the engine fast enough to build compression, the engine won't start. In some instances, a weak starter may crank the engine fast enough but prevent it from starting because it draws all the power from the battery and does not leave enough for the injectors or ignition system.

If the lights dim and there is little or no cranking when you attempt to start the engine, the starter may be locked up, dragging or suffering from high internal resistance, worn brushes, shorts or opens in the windings or armature. A starter current draw test will tell you if the starter is pulling too many amps.

A good starter will normally draw 60 to 150 amps with no load on it, and up to 200 amps or more while cranking the engine. The no load amp draw depends on the rating of the starter while the cranking amp draw depends on the displacement and compression of the engine. Always refer to the OEM specs for the exact amp values. Some "high torque" GM starters, for example, may have a no load draw of up to 250 amps. Toyota starters on four-cylinder engines typically draw 130 to 150 amps, and up to 175 amps on six-cylinder engines.

An unusually high current draw and low free turning speed or cranking speed typically indicates a shorted armature, grounded armature or field coils, or excessive friction within the starter itself (dirty, worn or binding bearings or bushings, a bent armature shaft or contact between the armature and field coils). The magnets in permanent magnet starters can sometimes break or separate from the housing and drag against the armature.

A starter that does not turn at all and draws a high current may have a ground in the terminal or field coils, or a frozen armature. On the other hand, the start may be fine but can't crank the engine because the engine is seized or hydrolocked. So before you condemn the starter, try turning the engine over by hand. Won't budge? Then the engine is probably locked up.

A starter that won't spin at all and draws zero amps has an open field circuit, open armature coils, defective brushes or a defective solenoid. Low free turning speed combined with a low current draw indicates high internal resistance (bad connections, bad brushes, open field coils or armature windings).

If the starter motor spins but fails to engage the flywheel, the cause may be a weak solenoid, defective starter drive or broken teeth on the flywheel. A starter drive that is on the verge of failure may engage briefly but then slip. Pull the starter and inspect the drive. It should turn freely in one direction but not in the other. A bad drive will turn freely in both directions or not at all.

ENGINE CRANKS BUT WILL NOT START

When the engine cranks normally but won't start, you need to check ignition, fuel and compression. Ignition is easy enough to check with a spark tester or by positioning a plug wire near a good ground. No spark? The most likely causes would be a failed ignition module, distributor pickup or crank position (CKP) sensors

A tool such as an Ignition System Simulator can speed the diagnosis by quickly telling you if the ignition module and coil are capable of producing a spark with a simulated timing input signal. If the simulated signal generates a spark, the problem is a bad distributor pickup or crankshaft position sensor. No spark would point to a bad module or coil. Measuring ignition coil primary and secondary resistance can rule out that component as the culprit.

Module problems as well as pickup problems are often caused by loose, broken or corroded wiring terminals and connectors. Older GM HEI ignition modules are notorious for this. If you are working on a distributorless ignition system with a Hall effect crankshaft position sensor, check the sensor's reference voltage (VRef) and ground. The sensor must have 5 volts or it will remain permanently off and not generate a crank signal (which should set a fault code). Measure VRef between the sensor power supply wire and ground (use the engine block for a ground, not the sensor ground circuit wire). Don't see 5 volts? Then check the sensor wiring harness for loose or corroded connectors. A poor ground connection will have the same effect on the sensor operation as a bad VRef supply. Measure the voltage drop between the sensor ground wire and the engine block. More than a 0.1 voltage drop indicates a bad ground connection. Check the sensor mounting and wiring harness.

If a Hall effect crank sensor has power and ground, the next thing to check would be its output. With nothing in the sensor window, the sensor should be "on" and read 5 volts (VRef). Measure the sensor D.C. output voltage between the sensor signal output wire and ground (use the engine block again, not the ground wire). When the engine is cranked, the sensor output should drop to zero every time the shutter blade, notch, magnetic button or gear tooth passes through the sensor. No change in voltage would indicate a bad sensor that needs to be replaced.

If the primary side of the ignition system seems to be producing a trigger signal for the coil but the voltage is not reaching the plugs, a visual inspection of the coil tower, distributor cap, rotor and plug wires should be made to identify any defects that might be preventing the spark from reaching its intended destination.

ENGINE CRANKS AND HAS SPARK BUT WILL NOT START

If you see a good hot spark when you crank the engine, but it won't start, check for fuel. The problem might be a bad fuel pump

On an older engine with a carburetor, pump the throttle linkage and look for fuel squirting into the carburetor throat. No fuel? Possible causes include a bad mechanical fuel pump, stuck needle valve in the carburetor, a plugged fuel line or fuel filter.

On newer vehicles with electronic fuel injection, connect a pressure gauge to the fuel rail to see if there is any pressure in the line. No pressure when the key is on? Check for a failed fuel pump, pump relay, fuse or wiring problem. On Fords, don't forget to check the inertia safety switch which is usually hidden in the trunk or under a rear kick panel. The switch shuts off the fuel pump in an accident. So if the switch has been tripped, resetting it should restore the flow of fuel to the engine. Lack of fuel can also be caused by obstructions in the fuel line or pickup sock inside the tank. And don't forget to check the fuel gauge. It is amazing how many no starts are caused by an empty fuel tank.

There is also the possibility that the fuel in the tank may be heavily contaminated with water or overloaded with alcohol. If the tank was just filled, bad gas might be causing the problem.

On EFI-equipped engines, fuel pressure in the line does not necessarily mean the fuel is being injected into the engine. Listen for clicking or buzzing that would indicate the injectors are working. No noise? Check for voltage and ground at the injectors. A defective ECM may not be driving the injectors, or the EFI power supply relay may have called it quits. Some EFI-systems rely on input from the camshaft position sensor to generate the injector pulses. Loss of this signal could prevent the system from functioning.

Even if there is fuel and it is being delivered to the engine, a massive vacuum leak could be preventing the engine from starting. A large enough vacuum leak will lean out the air/fuel ratio to such an extent that the mixture won't ignite. An EGR valve that is stuck wide open, a disconnected PCV hose, loose vacuum hose for the power brake booster, or similar leak could be the culprit. Check all vacuum connections and listen for unusual sucking noises while cranking.

ENGINE HAS FUEL AND SPARK BUT WILL NOT START

An engine that has fuel and spark, no serious vacuum leaks and cranks normally should start. The problem is compression. If it is an overhead cam engine with a rubber timing belt, a broken timing belt would be the most likely cause especially if the engine has a lot of miles on it. Most OEMs recommend replacing the OHC timing belt every 60,000 miles for preventative maintenance, but many belts are never changed. Eventually they break, and when they do the engine stops dead in its tracks. And in engines that lack sufficient valve-to-piston clearance as many import engines and some domestic engines do, it also causes extensive damage (bent valves and valvetrain components & sometimes cracked pistons).

Overhead cams can also bind and break if the head warps due to severe overheating, or the cam bearings are starved for lubrication. A cam seizure may occur during a subzero cold start if the oil in the crankcase is too thick and is slow to reach the cam (a good reason for using 5W-20 or 5W-30 for winter driving). High rpm cam failure can occur if the oil level is low or the oil is long overdue for a change.

With high mileage pushrod engines, the timing chain may have broken or slipped. Either type of problem can be diagnosed by doing a compression check and/or removing a valve cover and watching for valve movement when the engine is cranked.

A blown head gasket may prevent an engine from starting if the engine is a four cylinder with two dead cylinders. But most six or eight cylinder engines will sputter to life and run roughly even with a blown gasket. The gasket can, however, allow coolant to leak into the cylinder and hydrolock the engine.

Powerstroke57

Wow all that and its all meaning-less!! only engine ford makes in a 6.0L is the diesel..... which is a very different beast. IT DOESN'T HAVE SPARK PLUGS!!!. Someone needs to do their homework before spewing all this gibberish. Basic issues for a 6.0L DIESEL crank no start is High pressure oil leaks, FICM (fuel injection control module), Fuel pump (not extremely common), And if its an 2003 and early 2004 with aluminum HPOP (High pressure oil pump) scratch the HPO leaks and go right to the HPOP or FICM. 2004-2007 have many HPO leak issues and is the most common we see, along with the FICM in all. Short sweet and 99% sure im right!! Wow all that above for nothing!! SHADE TREE'S good luck!

Phil G.

A no start on a 6.0L is pretty much always going to require decent scan tool software such as AutoEnginuity or Edge Insight or one of the professional ones . Like PS57 stated, they are no picnic to diagnose but a good 6.0L guy should pin point it pretty quick.

Oh, and disregard all the verbal diarrhea at the top. Someone just had a big week at school in Auto Shop 101.

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Car Stereos and Speakers
Oldsmobile Alero
Ford F-350

How do you take the stock stereo out of an 01 Alero?

the first thing you'll need to do is to pry up the shiter display, disconnect the light and the ETS button. Apply praking brake, key in the ignition, foot on brake, move shifter into 1st gear. Gently lift shifter up and to the left. It will get caught on the radio trim, but will move with some gentle persuasion.

the radio trim has several clips that hold it in place. Start at the bottom and gently pull on the trim. you may have to gently rock it side to side as you pull.

Once the trim is free you will have to disconnect the heat/AC controls. if you choose not to disconnect them, turn the trim on it's side.

The radio will have 3 bolts holding it in. Does your radio have the THEFTLOCK system? If so, look in your manual for instructions on what to do.

The system prevents your radio from being installed in another car. If it is the display will say LOCKED!

you.

The first thing you'll need to do is to pry up the shiter display, disconnect the light and the ETS button. Apply praking brake, key in the ignition turn on do not start, foot on brake, move shifter into 1st gear. Gently lift shifter display up and to the left. It will get caught on the radio trim, but will move with some gentle persuasion.

The radio trim has several clips that hold it in place. Start at the bottom and gently pull on the trim. You may have to gently rock it side to side as you pull.

Once the trim is free you will have to disconnect the heat/AC controls. If you choose not to disconnect them, turn the trim on it's side.

The radio will have 3 bolts holding it in. Does your radio have the THEFTLOCK system? If so, look in your manual for instructions on what to do.

The system prevents your radio from being installed in another car. If it is the display will say LOCKED!

you.

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Cars & Vehicles
Dodge Ram
Ford F-250
Ford F-350

How do you replace diesel additive on a peugoet 307?

were about on the car do you fill up the additive on peugeot 307

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Ford F-350
Fuel Economy and Mileage
Road Distance

What can be done to your engine to increase gas mileage?

new spark plugs

  • use the maximum rated tire pressure
  • check your tire pressure often
  • install narrower tires
  • don't use offroad or snow tires if you don't need them.
  • eliminate all dead weight. two of my cars have completely stripped interiors. Also makes big difference in performance.
  • don't keep your fuel tank full (less weight)
  • learn to drive stick. Manual transmissions have less energy loss compared to automatics (10% less)
  • coast whenever possible
  • accellerate at a conservative pace
  • drive at lower speeds
  • run a lighter weight oil. check your owners manual and driving conditions
  • use synthetic oil (less friction on moving parts)
  • ensure proper maintenance to emissions related hardware (O2 sensors, egr, fuel injectors, pcv valve, etc)

The best way to pick up a few miles per gallon is to use a K&N air filter. For a cost of about $40 it is a bargin since it lasts forever. Unlike paper filters which restrict the airflow, the K&N uses a mesh and oil to trap dirt. With a gain in power and gas milage what is to lose? VBD

BWD

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American Cars
Chevy Silverado
Chevy S-10
Ford F-350

What is a dually truck?

A "dually" is a truck (or some of the dodge sprinter and freightliner vans) with a heavy duty rear end and 4 wheels on the rear axle alone. Dually's are better for towing and can take a heavier load compared to regular rear ends.

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Ford F-250
Ford F-350

What does plugging in a F250 do?

Most diesel engines have a block heater that heats the engine coolant so that the whole engine is warm to make it easier to start on cold mornings because a diesel uses compression heat to ignite the diesel fuel.

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Buick Riviera
Toyota Camry
Ford F-350

How do you replace the rear seat belt restraints on a 1995 Buick Riviera?

I'm not sure but I've had the bottom seat out and that just popped out with a lift in the front on each side of the seat. The battery is in there so they're made to come out easy. From there the back of the seat bolts should be visable and you just remove them and you should have access to all belt assemblies. But the real reason I wrote, there was a recall on 1995 rear seat belts that I found on the net. Check with the dealer and have your VIN number available and maybe you'll get them done free.

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Chevy Silverado
Ford F-350
Home & Garden
Transportation and Logistics

How many gallons of gas does a tanker truck hold?

Typically about 8800 gallons (33,300 liters)

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Ford F-250
Ford F-350

How do you bleed diesel lines on a f-550?

very very good question its very tricky.

There are 2 fuel filters one is under the hood that is standing up and 2nd one is sideways under the vehicle right under the drivers seat.

1st. Clean out the inside of the main filter that is under driver side door clean it very well with a rag and then extra lube the o ring on the filter then lock the filter in and start screwing it in. make sure it fits perfectly and it on tight if not the vehicle will not prime.

2nd. When you install the other filter under the hood dont screw it on all the way leave it loose so the air can escape the lines

3rd. Turn the keys to on position then spiral thing pops up tells you to wait for spark plugs to warm up at the same time it primes the fuel lines too so turn it on wait till light go off, turn off the key and do it again about 5-12 times it can be as long as 2 trys if you did every thing perfectly and you will see or hear the diesel pooring out of the fuel filter under the hood.

4th Tighten the filter

5th turn key to on wait for light to go off and start while pumping gas pedal should start right up.

Very good question and have fun on your project.

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Chevy Suburban
1995-1999 Dodge & Plymouth Neons
Nissan Altima
Ford F-350

How many gallons of gas does a '95 Altima hold?

autozone.com according to the chart, 16.0 gals.

the correct answer is 15.9 gallons

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Ford F-250
Ford F-350

How long do you leave ford block heater plugged in?

As far as I know you don't gain any extra benefits after ( 4 hours ) but you

can leave it plugged in if you don't mind paying the electric bill or you can use

a timer

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EGR Systems
Mercury Villager
Ford F-350

Where is the EGR valve located on the 1997 Mercury Villager?

In my Experience the egr value is located on top of the intake near the tpi unit.

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Oil and Oil Filters
Ford F-350

Who makes Ford oil filters?

Purolator Pure One is bascially a Ford Filter

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Geo Metro
Ford F-350
Ford Ranger XL

How do you remove the headlight fixtures for a '97 Geo Metro?

remove screws from within the engine compartment that fasten it in place.

More detailed info is needed. There are 2 obvious screws that can be removed. But there is still one or more holding the fixture in place. How many screws are there to be removed and where are they located? Or, alternateively, how do you get to them? Is it possible that the third item is not a screw but some sort of press fit or snap in connector?

after the two screws are removed pull straight out on the plastic piece. There are two snap in plugs which will release.

Sometimes I think these answers are left by mechanics just to frustrate people. There are two different kinds of headlight assemblies on the 1997 Geo Metro. One is called the sealed beam assembly. It has a sealed beam headlight which is all one unit (like all headlights used to be). With this fixture, according to the book, there are supposedly just the two top screws and it pulls out - I wouldn't know for sure - I don't have that model. But on my model, which has the composite type of headlight assembly - the kind where the halogen bulb inserts into the back of the unit - there are three screws. There are the obvious top two screws, and another one under the unit which is a bugger to get to. The best way is to remove the blinker unit underneath the headlight assembly (it pops out with just two screws removed) and then you will be able to shine a light back there and see the 3rd screw (look straight in and then slightly up). It screws in parallel to the ground - from front to back, NOT perpendicular like the other two. You'll have to reach in from underneath the car to get to it, and you'll need the correct sized little screwdriver or driver unit for your rachet to get it out. It's the same size as the other two screws, so if your screwdriver fits good on those it's the correct size, but you'll need a short handled screwdriver to fit under there! The headlamp assembly then just pulls out (wiggle it carefully, also be sure to unplug the wiring from the two lights - the big one just unplugs - the little bulb (the running light) has a snap catch, or you can just turn the part where it attaches to the assembly and the whole bulb will come out. However, there really is no need the remove the whole headlamp assembly unit if it's just the headlight that needs replacing. To replace the halogen headlight, first unplug the wiring, then turn the snap ring until it comes off, and carefully de-latch the metal "wire" holder that holds the halogen bulb in place. You may have to loosen a screw to do this, and take great care to see how this metal wire holder is on there, because it'll just pop off of there, and you'll have a devil of a time figuring out how it went on there to hold the bulb down (at least the first time you do it - after that you'll be OK - but if you take the time at the start to note how it's on there you'll save yourself a lot of grief!) If you are replacing the headlight on the drivers side, you'll also have to remove the battery first, but in my opinion, that's still easier than removing the entire headlamp unit. Good luck - you can do it!!

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Oil and Oil Filters
Chevy Silverado
Ford F-350
Ford Ranger XLT

What is the oil capacity of a Ford F-350 6.0L diesel engine?

15 quarts of oil including the new filter.

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Ford Windstar LX
Ford F-350

What does Ford Diesel Diagnostic Code P0700 mean?

I believe its a tranmission control system malfunction code

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Heating AC and Engine Cooling
Ford F-150
Ford F-250
Ford F-350

For what cold temperatures do you suggest installing and using a block heater?

3O degrees and below. a block heater will keep the coolant in your engine warm and allow easier starting of your engine on the coldest day. hope this helps

usually whenever your driving a diesel in a normally cold climate, such as northern states that see longer, colder winters

block heaters improve cold weather starts by keeping the engine coolant warm on cold winter mornings.over time this will also help extend the life of your engine by cutting down on "cold starts". it will also increase fuel milage by cutting down on the engine warm up time. block heaters are a must on diesel engines that are operated in the winter months. you must remember,although block heaters do keep a diesel engine warm,and improve starting on the cold winter mornings,most do not heat the fuel and keep it from "jelling". be sure to allways use a good fuel additive or anti-jell like howes or power service in your diesel fuel and keep your fuel filter clean as water likes to settle in the bottom.

If you are in the USA the additive is already in the fuel. It started back a few years ago when there was a really BAD winter and no body could GO due to jelled fuel.I am now in the UK and am trying to find out if it is in the fuel here.

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if vehicle is diesel block heaters should be used in temps lower than 50 degrees. unless on a big truck block heaters are not proper block heaters, they are heaters installed in oil cooler and keep oil warm, when engine is not running. using a block heater will assist in engine starting easier, oil will circulate qicker as it is still warm and engine will get to running temp a lot faster. diesel "gells" or freezes up due to the water and wax content that is in diesel fuel most diesel purchased has additives added by the distributor.but it is a good practice to add your own additives as this is not always done due to the cost this is also not added by distributors in the warm months and believe it or not, i have had diesl gell in dallas, Texas, diesel engines do not use all fuel that is sent to engine , and have a return line which takes unused fuel back to fuel tank.engine is at running temp, the unused fuel returned to the tank is hot from going thru engine. this will heat fuel in tank and eventually fuel will be hot before it reaches engine this stops fuel gelling in tank

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EGR Systems
Ford F-250
Ford F-350

What is an egr cooler?

An EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) Cooler is a heat exchanger installed in the EGR circuit. The EGR system recirculates exhaust back to the engine in order to reduce NOX (Nitrous Oxide) emissions. The cooler simply cools the exhaust gas prior to gas being reintroduced into the engine. By cooling the gas the combustion temperature is reduced and NOX also as NOX is formed at higher temperatures. Various cooler (heat exchanger) technologies are used by manufacturers, although tube and shell is the most common type used currently. Coolers will vary in size depending on the engine size and the emission standard the engine must comply with.

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Car Fuses and Wiring
Ford F-250
Ford F-350

What fuse for backup lights for Ford F-350?

According to my owners manual for a 1994 F350...at your power distribution box there should be 12 fuses on the far left side, 10 more in the middle, and 5 RELAY switches on the far right. The very top RELAY is a 15amp and should be the one that controls "back-up lamps, daytime running lamp module (Canada only), trailer battery charge relay, Speed control"

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Cars & Vehicles
Ford Trucks and SUVs
Ford F-250
Ford F-350

What front axle was used in 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty's?

Most of these trucks have Dana 60s in the front of them. Look up the markings of a "Dana" axle on Google and the ID charts should help you identify your axle.

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Ford F-350

Warning lights on 2004 Ford F-350 7.3 liter diesel?

What is the meaning of a warning light for a F350 that looks like a gas tank with three water drips on the side. Please respond at mgbldg@vzw.blackberry.net. Thanks.

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Ford
VW Jetta
Ford F-250
Ford F-350

Does the ford 7.3 liter diesel engine give problems?

NO! i have a 1992 f-250 with the 7.3L and only this month i had to change my injectors other than that i have had no problems. i have over 400,000 KM on my truck and it runs great if you keep up good maintance the engine will be trouble free

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