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97 F-250 small problem

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by SJR, Sep 1, 2000.

  1. SJR

    SJR Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    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, Mentor, Angel
    from Chicago
    Messages: 239

    SJR

    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

    SJR Junior Member
    Messages: 11

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

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Is it possibly still under warrenty?

    Geoff
     
  5. SKDCO

    SKDCO Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    What kind of noise?
     
  6. SJR

    SJR Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    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. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    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 Member
    Messages: 48

    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