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Ford F-250, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Truck
#1143 of 1236 Re: 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty 6.0L BLOWN UP [gpat]
Jun 01, 2009 (7:16 pm)
I would love to get your contact information and what you did in your situation. My husband and I were on our way home to Pensacola, Fl from North Carolina. We began having problems on our way to NC. Had the fuel filter changed in NC then decided to take a detour to SC. Good thing we did, the tail pipe began blowing black and white smoke, then started making a loud sound and shaking. Our 2003 f250 6.0turbodiesel only has 73000 miles and just expired on the warranty. We have contacted ford and they don't seem to really care about our situation. I am an active duty naval officer and I cannot believe the treatment that ford has provided. I am ready to contact a lawyer, ford knew there was a problem with this truck and the 6.0 engine, and they have done absolutely nothing to rectify the situation. Let me know if you would like to share your situation.
A proud Naval Officer
#1144 of 1236 Re: Body Work 1977 XLT Ranger 4X4 [fordf250xlt4x4]
Jun 08, 2009 (7:04 am)
I AM CURRENTLY RESTORING A 1978 F-250, WITH MAJOR RUST ISSUES. I HAVE GONE TO MANY PLACE FOR A HOOD AND DOORS. THEY ARE OVERPRICED. I WOULD SUGGEST TRYING TO DO THE WORK YOUR SELF. I AM TRYING TO FIND A NEW DASH TO PUT NEWER GAUGES IN IT. THIS IS NOT EASY. IF YOU KNOW OF ANY WEBSITES THAT OFFER THE UPDATED GAUGES THAT WILL FIT THE DASH I HAVE PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANKS ROBB IN TROY MISSOURI
#1145 of 1236 Re: THE HOOK [cepterjockey82]
Jun 14, 2009 (7:54 pm)
I didn't know either, then one day when I was trying to find a place to put a trash bag it hit me. Thats a perfect place to hang the bag. I guess thats what its for
#1146 of 1236 2002 F250 Seat and Seatbelt HELP
Jun 20, 2009 (12:03 pm)
We have a 2002 Ford F250 Supercab Super Duty Lariat with front seats that have integrated seat belts. We would like to change the seats in this vehicle and have found a number of seats that would bolt in without a problem – except the seatbelt is a problem. We are told that because the current seat belts are wired to the airbags that we cannot replace them with aftermarket seatbelts. Has anyone figured out how to get around this legally (where the airbags still work) and replaced the seats? We do know that the mounting hole that is in the roof for the XLT seatbelts is there – can we replace our seat belts with XLT seatbelts and still have the airbags work? We really want to change these seats as they are not comfortable for long trips. Any help you could provide would be very appreciated!
#1147 of 1236 Re: 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty 6.0L BLOWN UP [carriebratton]
Jul 06, 2009 (12:31 pm)
I was researching my problem and noticed your post. On June 27th we were returning from a trip and our 2003 F250 SD with the 6.0 began rattling and shaking and putting out white smoke (at least it looked white in the available light at 4:00 a.m.). We had it towed into Salina, KS to the dealership. They eventually told us the valves were burned on the number 4 cylinder along with a bad injector and injector control module. Cost $4526.00 I called Ford Customer Service and they told me that there were no related recalls or service issues that would allow them to help me. This on a diesel truck with 59,200 miles that was regularly serviced by Ford. Ford has lost at least one customer over this.
#1148 of 1236 Re: 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty 6.0L BLOWN UP [nastudent]
Jul 06, 2009 (4:44 pm)
Hi. I'm very sorry about your troubles. I'm not a mechanic. I have a 200 F 250 with 380,000 and had a similar problem 3 weeks ago.
I had just gotten diesel at a small gas station. Before we left the station my truck was weezing, coughing, almost no idle, white smoke, and tiny small internal explosions. I bought diesel fuel conditioner, transmission fluid, water remover, and poured it all in. I drained the fuel filter at least four times. After 15 minutes the truck would idle on its own but it only went 15 to 20 mph pulling a 20 ft trailer. We keep the engine running all afternoon until 11pm. We stopped at a parts store and bought more diesel additive and a fuel filter. Slowly the engine ran better. We had white smoke, shakes and 35 to 40 mph all the way home. After 3 days and 3 tankfulls and lots of diesel additive and trans fluid the truck got better. This has happened before when filling up and the diesel pump ran out of fuel or the gasoline transport truck was filling the storage tanks. Please read your warranty. I may be wrong, but I thought all diesels came with a 10 year 100,000 mile warranty. Also read some of the older posts and the responses from the diesel mechanics. I wish you well. Take care Jim00
#1149 of 1236 08' Ford F250 Super Duty Tailgate Problems
Jul 07, 2009 (8:45 am)
I bought a Ford Super Duty Lariat last fall. We purchased it to pull a fifth wheel and Livestock trailers. I've had no problems with it all and have received nothing but postive comments from people who see it at campgrounds etc. Our problem occured about 3 weeks ago. I was driving down the road and someone flagged me down and said that my tailgate was hanging down from the truck by the cables. It unplugged the rear back up camera and rubbed the black across the chrome bumper. I never drive with the tailgate down and was shocked that something like this had happened. I have driven trucks all of my life. We farm and I've driven through fields and other rough areas and nothing like this has ever happened. I WAS NOT ON A ROUGH ROAD. Since then I've driven with the tailgate down and noticed that on highways if you cross a rough area in the road or even a speed bump in a parking lot, the tailgate may flap once or twice.
The tailgate is VERY light and is very easy to lift up. It is not spring loaded or anything, but it is very light. It does have the step in the tailgate and I really like it, but I wonder if this could be part of the problem. I had a f150 before this f250 and the tailgate wasn't as light as the f250. When I took it by the dealer I bought it from they said that I really should not drive with the tailgate down, but there was no defect in the tailgate. They basically dismissed me and said that's just the way it is. It seems to me when you buy a vehicle that is made to work, tow/haul and a basic work truck, not to mention paying over $50k for it, you should be able to drive it with the tailgate on and it not fly like a kite behind you.
Has anyone else had this problem with this model of truck????????????
It's driving me crazy to think that I can't haul feed in the back unless it rides on the tailgate to hold it down from falling off.
#1150 of 1236 F250 super duty 6.0 issues
Aug 05, 2009 (7:39 pm)
i have a f250 super duty 6.0 . the problem i have is that sometimes it runs great and sometime not so great. This started about a week ago. The first thing was black smoke then had the EGR valve cleaned. Now the trunk will not start or it will die after about 20 miles and will not restart for about an hour or sometime 30 min. It ran for 4 days with no problem then it did the same thing. Any opinions will be appreciated. I have brought it to a couple mechanics and they were both baffled. My next stop is the ford dealership when they can get me in which is days from now. Go figure!
#1151 of 1236 Re: New F250 Owner [keroburner]
Aug 05, 2009 (8:28 pm)
the light with water drops is the water in fuel warning. Look under the driver side on the frame and you will see the filter. use a 6mm allen wrench and take the plug out, let it drain for about 1 min. this will be messy so get ready.(try to make a chute for the fuel to drain away from you) this should empty the water and solve your problem.
oh, i recommend wearing safty glasses or goggles.
#1152 of 1236 Re: F250 super duty 6.0 issues [rocko8]
Aug 06, 2009 (7:20 pm)
first off, I would replace the egr valve instead of cleaning it. Its cheap so why not. second I think you might have a relay on the way out, or your getting a short somewhere. it could very well be electrical.