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97 F-250 small problem

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by SJR Lawncare, Sep 1, 2000.

  1. SJR Lawncare

    SJR Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 250

    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??
    Thanks
    SJR
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    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?
     
  3. SJR Lawncare

    SJR Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 250

    Its the 97 old style Heavy duty. Its got 28,000 miles on it.
    thanks
    SJR
     
  4. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    Is it possibly still under warrenty?

    Geoff
     
  5. SKDCO

    SKDCO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    What kind of noise?
     
  6. SJR Lawncare

    SJR Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 250

    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.
    SJR
     
  7. GeoffDiamond

    GeoffDiamond LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,651

    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.

    Geoff
     
  8. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    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.

    Ray
     

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