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My 1996 ford f350 keeps overheating. I replaced the thermostat and the fuel filter. I think I may need to replace the water pump or the fan clutch. How do I change either of them?

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SOURCE: 98 328IS OVERHEATING AFTER CHANGING THERMOSTAT

Are you putting the thermostat in correctly? It it will not work backwards.

And to confirm that there isn't a different problem, take the thermostat out all together and see if it overheats.

Engine not fully warming up is not usually caused by the thermostat. Stats usually fail closed, not open.

You will want to check the water temperature sending unit or gauge after verify the water temperature with an external calibrated thermometer. You can attach and insulate the external thermometer to the housing where thermostat is located.


Reply back what you figure out. I will be happy to help you further.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: ford ranger truck overheating

I have had this happen with my ranger. Changed everything I could to try to fix the over heating. It turned out that I had a small leak in my head gasket and it was allowing exsaust gas to go into the cooling system witch was over pressurizing it. Also the air from the exsaust will heat up much faster than liquid making your thermostat to read hot and will not be able to blow hot air in the cab because there is no liquid going to the heater core. This happened to me when my blet came off and I tryed to make it home. If you had it over heat for a long peirod of time it may have ripped the head gasket.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: replace fuel pump on 03 Ford F350 diesel

simple : obtain replacement pump from parts provider (no used stuff)

Now help me out here: thats the year they were bolted to the pass side front of engine
and not inside the tank right? (better go look to see for sure)

using a tube wrench unscrew the fuel lines (i use large wire nuts to temp block off fuel leakage)

with a 12 mm wrench undo the two side bolts holding the pump to block

wiggle pump it should come straight off

clean mounting place on block with solvent let dry

silicone back (or use gasket that comes with pump ) of pump

apply pump to block (depending on where crank stopped you may have some tension on arm you will have to overcome to get flange to meet block )

use locktite (blue)or simmiliar thread lock on bolts retighten firmly but not hang up the dog tight

use light grease or vasolene on tube connections don't try to tighten dry

Now the fun part your diesel now has air in the fuel system

there are two ways to remove this ( hard and harder)
your choice here are both methods

loosten the fuel supply line for #8 injector ( I did not say remove) 1 full turn ought to be enough

crank engine 30 seconds only
wait 5 minutes for starter to cool down
crank engine 30 sec again
did it start but runs rough while it's still running tighten #8 injector (caution fuel under high pressure)
engine smooth out good your lucky
engine did not start yet
wait 5 minutes
crank engine 30 sec again
start yet
if so tighten #8 injector up

Now here's something I've done to my diesel to make this much less a hasstle

trace fuel line as it comes up from pump
obtain a small low pressure electric fuel pump and a two short pieces of fuel line
and a few clamps

use tube cutter and cut fuel line just before it bends to go in filter
deburr edges
slide tube and clamps over pipe (both sides)
insert pump observe flow arrrow towards filter

the wires of pump can be stretched over to #1 battery terminals

now any time you change a filter or open your fuel system for any reason
all you need do is connect pump to battery
open sharader valve on top of filter for a few min
and start truck as normal
then disconnect wires and stow away for another day

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Ford F350 diesel, changed fuel filters hard starting

Pull the filters and ck for plastic or o-ring in wrong place. Something is up in the filter. 

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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SOURCE: need to know if ford has an in-line filter between

No' not another filter/seperator (there's only one of them) but the injector pump has a brass screen on the inlet it's been known to collect the little fuzzy's off those non ford filters some folks use (simptom is truck idles ok but stalls or stumbles on acceleration)
use carb cleaner with red straw to blast screen out and get rid of those fuzzy's and dump the AAHHEmmm (Inexpensive) filters

ohh yes and I allmost forgot the fuel tank pickup has a intake screen on the end of it if your tank is rusty thats where it's gonna collect
you gotta take the bed off to get to that ..

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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