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#739 of 768 no surge on cruise here
May 21, 2002 (6:21 pm)
00 f250 5.4L 5sp 4.10LS rear. I use my cruise all the time.. It sticks right at the speed I set it at.. Usually around 55 to 65.
May 22, 2002 (5:37 am)
Sorry, I should have added to prev post, I have a 4x2 SWB.
#741 of 768 Rattling brakes
May 26, 2002 (8:54 pm)
I haven't got a chance to look back through all the posts, but has anyone had trouble with their SD brakes rattling when driving on dirt (bumpy) roads? My dad's was rattling bad. He took it in and they changed out the bolts and it is better but certainly not cured. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and if anyone found a good fix. Thanks.
#742 of 768 RE: Rattling brakes
May 28, 2002 (9:02 am)
Haven't heard of this specific problem. Lots of complaints about brake squeal however.
#743 of 768 Electric Brake Control for 2000 250 CC PSD
Jun 02, 2002 (10:23 am)
I just bought this truck with 71K miles, outstanding shape with new tires and brakes, for $21K. I am wondering if anyone can give me advice on a good Electric Brake Control. I tow a 3-horse bumper pull (about 7000# total) 3-4 times a month. I used to have a 93 F250 with a Teconsah (sp?) brake control and I was always banging my knee into it. I gather that Ford does not make a control for the 250 so I'll have to go with an aftermarket one. Any suggestions on one - brand, location on/under dashboard, installation?
Jun 03, 2002 (7:46 am)
I have the Tekonsha Voyager XP on mine. I have it mounted below the little "cubby hole" near the bottom of the dash panel, right in front of the gear shifter when it is in reverse. It is a slight reach if I have to adjust it, but it never has been in the way. If you are like me and are inclined to go overboard on things, don't get the "big" controller just because it is only a few dollars more. My controller is rated for up to eight brakes and I only have four. The controller works great on the road, but when driving around under 20mph, sometimes it gets a little overaggresive and will lock-up the trailer tires at the slightest touch of the brakes. I have learned to use the trailer brakes to stop the whole rig when driving slow, but those first few times before I got used to it were mighty embarassing. I've read that a "bigger" unit like mine applies too much voltage too quickly to the "smaller" four brake system, causing the lock-ups.
Just my $.02 worth.
#745 of 768 V-10 Exhaust Manifold or Heat Shield buzz
Jun 04, 2002 (2:46 pm)
My 2000 250 SD CC V-10 has a buzz coming from the manifold or heat shield area at 2400 RPM. The dealer has looked at it and can't get it to go away. They say they haven't seen this problem before. Funny thing is, I drive a 2001 350 V-10 at work, and at about 4000 miles, it started the exact same problem, except at 2200 RPM. Too big a coincidence for me to believe I have an "isolated" problem. Please advise me if you know anything. Thanks
#746 of 768 V10 - Buzzing
Jun 05, 2002 (6:11 am)
Sounds to me like the v10 flutter, Try doing some searches at - http://www.ford-trucks.com/
Some have found heat shield weld broke, and fixed with muffler clamp.
#747 of 768 Sorry, but need advice...
Jun 05, 2002 (10:48 am)
Hello all. I hate to go backwards, but I placed this entry in the appropiate threads, but no one responded soooo. I would like to if anyone here owns the 2000 F150 Harley Davidson SuperCab &/or the 2001 F150 HD CrewCab. How do they drive? How is the reliability? What is the gas mileage like? I'm looking at the 2002 Ram Quad Cab, but like the Harley Davidson F150's better. But.. after my 96 Contour fiasco, I'm skeptical of buying another Ford product (I've heard the horror stories on the pre-2K2 Ram's). I live in Stn Mtn/Lithonia, GA & have to drive 48 miles round trip to work every day. Plus I plan on getting sport bike & would like to know which one is better equipped to handle the bike. How much should I expect to pay for either? Any info/advice anyone can provide will greatly appreciated.
PS - Anyone know where I can get some info on the next generation F150's?
#748 of 768 Ford 350 Super Duty Crew Cab -- Sway Bar Bushings
Jun 22, 2002 (1:41 pm)
Ford Motor Company uses a puncture hole in the boot that holds grease at the sway bar bushings in order to allow grease to escape if the mechanic puts too much grease in it, correct?