I was driving on my way to work when I noticed that the antilock brake system (ABS) light of my Ford F650 illuminated. I've never experienced this before, and I don't know what it means. Do I have to bring my truck to the repair shop instantly? What should I do?
An illuminated ABS light means that there is something wrong in your ABS system. Don't worry, because this light is one of the most common dash lights to illuminate, especially if you have a high mileage. When this happens, you need to ask an expert mechanic to test the brake system of your truck. There could be several reasons behind it, like a severed ABS sensor wire or a bad wheel bearing. The former is usually caused by road hazards entering the vehicle's wheel well, such as ice chunks or debris. The latter, on the other hand, wears out and fails. If you know what's causing the problem, it would be easier to ask for a cost estimate as well as have it fixed.
I brought my Ford F650 to the mechanic, and he said that my vehicle is suffering from delamination of the diesel fuel tank. He didn't explain the problem further, but I've been experiencing loss of power recently. What should I do to fix this?
Delamination of the diesel fuel tank is usually caused by debris clogging into the fuel filters. When this happens, the fuel injection pump as well as the fuel injectors can also be damaged. It could be very expensive to fix. When ignored, it can cause your truck to experience vibration and tire imbalance. That's why it is important to inspect your fuel system, and keep it clean. The only fix to this problem is to replace your tank with a new one. It would cost a lot, but it would also contribute to your vehicle's overall performance. If you want a cheaper fix, you need to have your tank removed and have it boiled out in a car repair shop. It will be cleaned and flushed for three days. It is not guaranteed that it will be as good as new, but it would surely address the delamination problem in the meantime.
I was parking my car when I noticed that there is a white smoke coming from the tailpipe. It was not there when I was driving, I'm sure of it. Should I be alarmed? What's causing the smoke?
You don't have to worry. The smoke from the tailpipe is due to a failed exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve. This valve is responsible for recirculating the engine's exhaust back into the intake air. It controls the flow of gas. When it fails, the cooler for the valve can leak coolant internally, causing white smoke to come out of the tail pipe. The only solution for this is to replace the valve with a new one. You can always find replacement parts from online shops. Remember to choose original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts over cheap aftermarket ones.