Question about 1997 Ford F250 SuperCab

2 Answers

My 1997 F250 has duel gas tanks. After a few days of being parked, I went to start it and it would not start. I switched to the rear tank and it started. I have a Haynes repair manual covering the 1997 F250 and it mentions nothing about duel tanks. I can hear the fuel pump priming when I turn the ignition key but only if the rear tank is selected. I am guessing it is an electrical problem but the repair manual has nothing about duel gas tanks at all - not even the electrical diagrams shows the information. I either need someone to tell me of a repair manual that actually covers the vehicle comprehensively (Haynes does not do that) or someone on here to explain where I should start troubleshooting the problem. All the fuses have been checked except some of the fusible links. Not sure where any relay switch is or even if there is one for switching tanks as the gimpy Haynes repair manual fails to say anything at all about duel gas-tanks. Thanks for any replies.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Ford Master
  • 2,263 Answers

Check for battery voltage at the pump if ok replace pump. If no voltage check fuses and relay if ok check for broken wire or bad connection.

Posted on Mar 12, 2015

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 76 Answers

I would start by checking you switch for the tanks to make sure it is working right and if the front tanks fuel pump does not work after you check the switch I would get a 12 volt electrical test light and see if your getting power to the front fuel pump if your getting power to it I would say you have a bad pump . But some times the pump will run but the diaphragm gets weak in them.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Does a 97 f250 7.3 diesel have a fuel shutoff switch and if u have duel tanks does it have 2 pumps


You should have a cutoff swich under dash on pass side of truck.
The fuel pump a a 7.3 1997 f250 is behind the fuel/water separator.Between the cyl heads.Remove the turbocharger then fuel/water sep.remove banjo bolt and seal ringsat rear of pump.remove line asmby
one for each cyl head at rear.and remove fuel asmby.
Ensure camshaft lobe for pump is on base circle with lobe facing away
from pump to prevent pump damg.

Jan 17, 2012 | 1997 Ford F250 SuperCab

1 Answer

In a 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty how many gal. of gas dose the flue tank holds


Depending on how it was optioned from the factory, it could be 24-25 gal or 30.5 gallons, if a single tank. Double for duel tanks/

Jan 23, 2011 | 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab

1 Answer

Duel fuel tanks


you will need to replace the front intank fuel pump. the check valve in the pump has failed and the rear pump is pumping fuel into other tank ,

May 13, 2010 | 1989 Ford F 150

1 Answer

I have a 1988 Ford F250 with the 460 engine and duel tanks it is factory fuel injected.....the front tank ran out of gas so I switched it to the rear tank( the same as many times before) the truck died and...


The fuel pump relay and the oil pressure switch as well. The oil pressure switch runs power to the fuel pump when you first start it
When the oil pressure reaches operating range the relay takes over
They are both inexpensive so replace both of these parts to be safe and kill two birds with one stone. If one goes out the other will soon enough

Mar 27, 2010 | 1988 Ford F 250

1 Answer

My son ran my truck out of gas. Its a 1988 F250


first, is this a diesel? if it is there is a line or oring loose allowing it to **** air--diesels dont like leaks like that and there is a whole procedure for voiding the air from the lines on diesels. next could be the in tank pump and also does it have duel tanks? does the duel tank switch work? running out of fuel with in tank pumps can burn up the pump (the fuel itself provides lubrication and cooling for the pump, gas or diesel) and of course check the filter, running out and refilling could have disturbed trash in the tank

Oct 26, 2009 | 1988 Ford F 250

1 Answer

My 90 ford f250 runs on front tank but wont pull fuel from rear


It Maybe The Fuel Tank Selector Valve On The Frame Rail That Switch From From Tank To The Rear

Jul 13, 2009 | 1986 Ford F 250

1 Answer

Front fuel tank will not work


You have duel tanks with a fuel pump in each tank. You also have a fuel pump on the frame rail after the "tank selector". This device only holds a fuel filter that protects the main fuel pump. When you select front or rear tank on the dash, you are selecting which in tank fuel pump will operate. You can check the in tank fuel pump by listening for it to "humm" when the key is turned on..The in tank pumps only feed the main pump and cannot run the engine on their own. Hope this helps

May 16, 2009 | 1989 Ford F 150

1 Answer

1996 ford f250 truck 4x4 5 speed 460 will not start.duel tanks-was running,tank one empty-switch to tank two-engine died-won't start.


Running tank one empty could have picked up **** from the bottom of the tank and clogged the in line filter that feeds the engine. It should be located under the truck on the left inner frame rail around the back of the cab area. Replace it don't try to clean it out it will just clog again. They are not that expensive from the locale parts house. DHR... EX Ford Line Mech

Apr 26, 2009 | 1996 Ford F250 Crew Cab

1 Answer

88 Ford F250 rear gas tank will not work


Sounds like the rear fuel pump in the tank is not working and the float or sender is bad also. check to see if the rear pump is working should make a humming noise.

Jan 29, 2009 | 1988 Ford F 250

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Ford F250 SuperCab Logo

435 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

63242 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21981 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...