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Ford F-250, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Truck
#462 of 1236 Re: 1997 Ford F250 7.3L 165K Water Pump Problems [rsperry]
Jul 24, 2005 (2:29 am)
Not familiar with older 7.3L diesel, is the fan shaft mounted on the water pump? I had thought it was mounted on a separate thermostatic clutch - and run by the same belt as the water pump.
Considering the symptoms - fan very loose and metal shavings all over the engine, are you sure that the fan wasn't hitting something as it spun? Get an inspection mirror and start looking around the fan blade area, it could've been chewing into the back of the radiator or somewhere else. I know water pumps make a lot of noise when they go - but in my experience they released metal into the cooling system, not over the top of the engine.
You could have two problems - a bad fan clutch and a bad water pump.
#463 of 1236 Re: F250 TorqueShift Issues [blackf250]
Jul 25, 2005 (8:26 pm)
At least you had better results than i had.I was 200 miles away when my tranny started acting up my dealer came and picked the truck up and it stayed in the shop for three weeks and then they had the balls to tell me that it looked like the tranny had water in it and that FORD WAS NOT GOING TO WARRANTY THE TRANNY.I have 2004 f250 harley davidson crew cab that has 24,000 miles on it and it has never even seen water or been put in 4 wheel drive.I have always owned ford and always wanted a f250 deisel.My truck started doing the exact same thing that you have posted 3 weeks ago.Ford sent some under writer over from Pensacola,FL that don't even work for them and that's the result that I got.Now my only option is to buy a tranny 5000.00 and have it put in until we go to court.You talk about getting screwed.Iwill tell anyone out there they had better really research the new f250's before they buy one.My truck has been in the shop 6 times for three different things and I still have a hunk of junk.I have had so many problems with my truck they give me a 5yr./ 75000 mile warranty.(I GUESS IT COVERS WHAT EVER THE HELL THEY WANT IT TO COVER) It looks like court is the only way the issue will be solved.SO WHOEVER READS THIS FILL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS.But there will never be another FORD in this driveway.I have e-mail your post to my lawyer and to the sales manager,service manager at the local dealership that for your post.By the way I looked at the tranny fluid and there are NO signs of water in it i'am sending it to a lab to analized.THANKS SHANE">
#464 of 1236 Re: ford f-250 recall [johnathan]
Jul 26, 2005 (12:51 pm)
Unreal. I have a 2005 6.0 Crew Cab, 1,000 miles on it...samething happened. Ford has it now, they ordered a new Turbo for it.
Jul 27, 2005 (12:31 pm)
i replaced my front rotors and pads, now my truck squeals awful, especially when i turn. ? any remedies, was it something done wrong?
#467 of 1236 Re: F250 TorqueShift Issues [shaneoh]
Jul 27, 2005 (6:16 pm)
Get some legal help if you can or go to a local tv station and have them do a segment on how your dealer refuses to honor the warranty. Let the dealer know and then contact the BBB better business bureau and file a complaint. Then try to get ahold of a higher up Ford rep and discuss this with him and let him know also of your plans to make public the dealers refusal to honor the warranty. I know this sounds kinda weak, but it works....it's a shame that it has to get to this before someone does their job. The dealer gets paid by Ford anyway so I guess they are just lazy. xabntroop
#468 of 1236 Re: linex vs. rhino [yrbender]
Jul 27, 2005 (6:23 pm)
Get the line-x, I have it in my 05 f-250 6.0 4x4 and my f-150, this stuff is great and they do remove access panel and bed bolts and re-install after spraying. Just a note, but the Pentagon is actually getting sprayed with line-x in certain areas due to the resiliance and flexability of the polymer. Apparently it has incredible resistance to fragmenting when subjected to bombs or whatever the DOD tested it for.
#469 of 1236 Oil Leak - dye?
Jul 29, 2005 (1:37 pm)
Noticed an oil leak in my 2004 F250 diesel, not a big one, put a piece of cardboard under it and every couple of days or so I would notice some oil on it. Took it to dealer and "naturally" they could not find any leak. They suggested putting a dye in the oil and then bringing it back when it was time for an oil change and they would use a black light and then they would be able to detect any leak. Has anyone else ever heard of this and did it work? Thanks for your help.
#470 of 1236 Re: Oil Leak - dye? [navig2]
Jul 30, 2005 (7:33 pm)
Excellent idea. What I can't believe is that your dealer offered to do it. I once had a '95 Cougar. Not long after I brought it home, it developed a leak around the timing belt cover. The car was new and it had less than 10k miles on it. The dealership tried to claim that I was just being messy with my oil changes. Anybody that knows me will tell you I am anal about maintenance and wiping up any, if any, spilled oil. Long story short, after a fair amount of arguing with the service advisor and his tech, who by the way told me he "wasn't going to spend all day chasing down a leak that didn't exist," I finally got him to dump the dye in it. Well, I have a black light at home and I checked it the next day. (hehehehe) The front of the motor light up like a Christmas tree. I took it in and the look on the techs face was priceless.
So, yes. This technique does work and it works very well.
#471 of 1236 Re: Oil Leak - dye? [mullins87]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Jul 31, 2005 (2:30 pm)
A quality dealer will always dye and black-light an oil leak. Things like that keep customers coming back instead of taking their business elsewhere. When my 96 Dodge Ram was at the dealer for another repair, the mechanic noticed fairly fresh oil puddling on top of the front axle. Drained the oil, changed the filter, and dyed it... told me to come back in three days. I went back, and the dye helped locate an engine seal that had gone bad. Unchecked, it would have resulted in a full seizure when it ruptured. Replaced the seal and changed the oil and filter again. All free, covered by waranty.
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