View Full Version : 97 F-250 small problem

SJR Lawncare
09-01-2000, 10:14 PM
My 97 250 with the 351 sometimes when shifting from 1st to 2nd (Automatic trans)makes a loud wierd exhaust noise. it doesnt lose power, just a strange noise. Only happened 3 times in the last 2 months. Anyone had this happen to them or know about this??

Eric ELM
09-02-2000, 05:53 PM
Is this the regular F250 that is the new style or the Heavy Duty old style 97 F250. I have the HD old style 97 with the 351, automatic transmission and I've never experianced this problem. How many miles do you have on it?

SJR Lawncare
09-02-2000, 07:02 PM
Its the 97 old style Heavy duty. Its got 28,000 miles on it.

09-02-2000, 07:38 PM
Is it possibly still under warrenty?


09-02-2000, 10:07 PM
What kind of noise?

SJR Lawncare
09-02-2000, 11:08 PM
It is under warranty, but its such a slight problem, it would hardly be worth losing a day to take it to my Ford dealer to check it out. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this with theirs. the noise is very hard to explain, its like a whirl sound when it shifted from 1st to second gear & it only happened a couple of times.

09-02-2000, 11:20 PM
I would explain it the best ya can to the dealer. Ya never know if its going to be a cheap or expensive fix. I would let them pick up the tab, while ya still can.


09-04-2000, 02:01 AM
SJR, I would ask that question at http://www.ford-diesel.com, a lot of knowledgable Ford folks there that may be able to help.