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PLEASE HELP THIS COUNTRY GIRL w/f-250 7.3ltr diesel


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Jaime Neff
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Oct 29, 2013, 9:53 PM

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PLEASE HELP THIS COUNTRY GIRL w/f-250 7.3ltr diesel Sign In

My 2001 f-250 7.3ltr diesel 6-speed's front end started shaking and pullin to the right 5 days ago, today went to hardware store (aprox. 1mile) looked under truck and it appears to be leaking fuel and possibly oil comin from underneath engine area whats wrong with my truck and what do I need to do to fix her? Crazy


nickwarner
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Oct 30, 2013, 2:11 AM

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You have more than one issue here. The fuel filter housing in on the top front of your engine, and can sometimes leak from either the o-ring between the top and bottom of it or also the bottom of the housing itself. You will have to determine exactly what you are leaking to find out what to fix.

You need to get the front end in the air and find out what is loose. Engine leaks don't make a truck pull to one side. Wheel bearings, ball joints, tie rods, pitman arm are all suspect. If you don't know what you are looking at or for there, then I guarantee you that you don't have the kind of tools needed to do the repair and they aren't cheap ones either. Would be a good idea to let someone take a look at that first, as its a safety issue and that makes it a higher priority than the engine leaks by a long shot.

You might find some help in diagnosing some of these leaks if you go on youtube and look for the channel called powerstrokehelp. The guy owns a shop that works on nothing but these in Georgia and he does a real good job getting the camera in to show you exactly what you are looking for and in some cases how to repair it. the username dieseltechron is also a good one. He's a diesel specialist at a Ford garage.

I'll let you know ahead of time, these trucks aren't built out of cheap parts and if you're looking at major front end work which is possible considering the age of this its going to cost a pretty penny. They are good work trucks, but work trucks do need to be maintained.


Jaime Neff
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Oct 30, 2013, 2:33 PM

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Ok thanx for the help im definitely leakin fuel looks like from top of engin possably fuel pump but idk.






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