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I have a 1998 f250 4x4. ive got a knock..sounds like a rod…

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I have a 1998...

I have a 1998 f250 4x4. ive got a knock..sounds like a rod knock,its getting worse. my oil pressure is good. can i take the pan off and replace rod bearings without removing the engine?

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is your oil pump? Has the check engine light come on?

Original and no

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F250 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes and nothing

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Thats it

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 4 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** this a f250 super duty, or the lighter version f250 looks like a 150?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
not a super duty
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 4 months ago

W​hat engine do you have?

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 4 months ago

Ok i don't know which engine you have so I looked at all of them, every engine in this model year can have the oil pan taken out, so it is possible to replace the rod bearings, however usually if a rod bearing is bad, so is the crankshaft. If you put a new bearing on a grooved crankshaft, it will not last long at all, the journals need to be polished and true for a bearing to last. If you want some information on oil pan removal, just let me know which engine you have and I will get it.

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 4 months ago

A​nymore questions, just ask, thanks Scott

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