1996 Ford F-250 XLT 4X4 7.3 Powerstroke Diesel

  • Make: Ford
  • Model: F-250
  • Type: Crew Cab Pickup
  • Trim: XLT
  • Year: 1996
  • Mileage: 257,518
  • VIN: 1FTHX26F3TEA02919
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1996 Ford F-250 XLT Description

Purchased in 2005, with 187,000 miles on it, so I have only added 70,000 in 12 years.
What works: Most of it: Anti-lock brakes, 4WD, both fuel tanks, a/c blows nice and cold (though the clutch is a little sticky, probably from lack of use), cruise control, radio. Cassette deck died, but I added a cable so you can plug in an MP3 player. Class IV trailer hitch, and brake controller, 7-way connector. Rear suspension has an extra leaf, added by the PO. It means you can haul 2,000 lbs in the bed.
I have maintained it myself, and changed the oil and filter annually.
The trans failed a few years ago. It received a used transmission, and I changed the fluid and filter after the first 1,000 miles or so.
Known issues:

Some rust – see photos. Passenger side step needs new support.

Cabin fan doesn’t like to run on position 1 - the fan control resistor overheats and smells like a hair dryer. I changed the resistor, but it did the same. Runs fine on higher speeds.

The EBPV is disconnected – this is supposed to be a quick warm-up feature that works by adding load to the engine when cold. It kicks in when it shouldn’t; probably the pressure sensor line is blocked but I never figured how to clean that.

The fuel bowl heater fell apart and shorted. It has been disconnected the past 10 years and seems to start fine without. I do have it garaged, so it doesn't get quite so cold as outside, but I think it will be fine. There is a block heater if you need it in colder climes than NJ.

The 4-wheel low indicator switch connector is disconnected on the transfer case. It got to the point where it wouldn’t change out of 1st gear because the controller thought it was always in 4WD low.

That's all I can think of for now, I'll amend the listing if I think of more. After 12 years of living with the beast I forget some of its quirks.