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#536 of 1235 Re: 2005 F-250 wheel hop [maweir]
Oct 16, 2005 (11:07 am)
You may want to review the complaint below that I found on the NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION's website. It might be a related problem to yours. I am interested in buying a 2006 F250 SD, but won't until I find out if they fixed this problem and what it was. I will let you know if I can get to the bottom of it.
Make : FORD Model : F-250 SUPERDUTY Year : 2005 Manufacturer : FORD MOTOR COMPANY Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10134178 Number of Deaths: 0 Date of Failure: August 23, 2005 VIN : 1FTSW21555E... Component: STEERING Summary:
F250, SUPER DUTY, 3/4-T, 4X4, 4WD, SHORT BOX. ALL SPEEDS IT IS NOTICEABLE. AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS (75+ MPH), ENCOUNTERING BUMPS, SEVERE SHIMMY IN FRONT END, NEARLY CAUSING LOSS OF CONTROL OF VEHICLE. FLEET OF 7 TRUCKS ALL EXPERIENCE SAME, SOME WORSE THAN OTHERS. DEALER HAS DONE ALL POSSIBLE TO REMEDY, INCLUDING AFTERMARKET HEAVIER DUTY FRONT STEERING STABILIZER (AT OUR EXPENSE). INCIDENT DATE IS LAST DATE IT OCCURRED TO MY CRUISER TRUCK. IT HAPPENS EVERY TIME A BUMP IN THE HIGHWAY IS ENCOUNTERED WITH EVERY TRUCK OUR DEPARTMENT BOUGHT FOR USE AS LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES. THE MAGNITUDE OF THE WOBBLE IS DEPENDANT ON THE SPECIFIC TRUCK AND THE SPEED TRAVELED. REALIZE THAT AS LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE VEHICLES, OFTEN THIS INVOLVES VERY HIGH SPEED. THE HIGHER THE SPEED, THE WORSE THE PROBLEM.
#537 of 1235 2004 F250 diesel Idle problems
Oct 17, 2005 (1:52 pm)
Hey ya'll !
Firt time user of these forums & I got a question. Recently, my truck will change its idle sound. I dont believe it's slowing or speeding...just gets quiet.Lasts about 2 secs....then gets louder. Happens across the time map. Sometimes when I first warm it up, other times after driving 140 miles..?
This is my first diesel, so bear with me if these are stupid questions. The guys at the dealership just hummed, hawwwwed & could tell me nothing. Mind you this is after getting shuffeled around from person to person.Felt pointless, kinda like picking fly shit out of a pepper mill..
#538 of 1235 F250 7.3L Powerstroke Idling
Oct 18, 2005 (10:33 pm)
When my powerstroke is warm and in neutral, the idling is not constant. It goes up and down, 500 rpms to 1100 rpms. This stops when the truck is in drive. Can anyone tell me if there is a sensor that is out or the nature of this problem. Thank you for your help
#539 of 1235 glow plug relay
Oct 24, 2005 (12:52 pm)
Should I have power at the brown wire with the engine warn and the wait to start light on?
#541 of 1235 Re: 2005 F250 "jingle" [brycar]
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Oct 26, 2005 (6:22 pm)
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#542 of 1235 Re: F250 7.3L Powerstroke Idling [hcabanski]
Oct 28, 2005 (7:55 am)
This is normal. It has to do with rerouting exhaust gases to speed up engine warm-up. When enginge temps reach a certain point idle increases. It should happen in Park or Neutral.
Oct 31, 2005 (1:50 pm)
I currently own a 02 dodge 1500 v8 4x4. I am seriously thinking about buying my buddy's truck which is a 00 ford f250 v8 powerstroke diesel. The truck has 80,000 miles on it and has a 4 inch skyjacker suspension lift on it. The truck has 315/75/16 inch mtr tires on it. As a first time buyer of a diesel truck is there any info I should be aware of when taking this truck into consideration. I am a college student so unexpected expenses are not really welcome. Do I have to be concerned with the life of this trucks turbo or transmission. Thanks for any input.
#544 of 1235 Diesels quiet?/
Oct 31, 2005 (11:25 pm)
I have a 2004 6 litre 4x4 f250 diesel, and at times when sitting , idling it becomes almost silent...then gets louder...my first diesel. Not sire what to make of it...HELP
#545 of 1235 Re: Buying guide [bigtrucks]
Nov 01, 2005 (6:23 am)
Does your buddy have the maintenance records for the truck? That would be the best indicator of the condition of the truck. If you take care of the 7.3L Powerstroke, it can easily go 250-300K miles before needing a major overhaul.
Few questions: Did he use a coolant additive to prevent cavitation? (Cavitation is bubbles in coolant that can actually erode the cylinder walls and decrease engine life.) Did he tow with it or plow snow? Did he do any engine mods or chip it? If he was conscientious about the maintenance, didn't beat on it, and the rest of the truck is stock, then the truck should be almost worry free.
Few points to check.
Diesels with their heavy front ends are rough on the ball joints - Ford cheaped out and didn't put grease fittings on them, so the ball joints could be getting a bit creaky by now. The lifted truck also adds to increased chassis wear. Diesel Superdutys are also tough on brake rotors - lotsa folks needed to turn rotors quite often to get rid of brake pulsation.
If he towed with it, there is a chance that he overheated the tranny. The auto tranny was a bit of a problem for folks who towed heavy loads. But from what I've heard, if they were gonna fail they usually failed at lower miles. Many added tranny temp gauge and supplemental coolers to improve reliability if they towed.
If truck is chipped, then there is potential for higher exhaust gas temperatures, which in turn could cause oil break down and premature turbo bearing wear. (THis can also happen if truck towed heavy over long distances and big hills.) Best thing to do if you've been pushing hard is to either drive slowly or let the truck idle for a couple of minutes before shutting down. It allows the turbo to cool down properly and you avoid the oil break down problems
In general, Diesels require a bit more maintenance than a gasser. Need fresh, clean, water free fuel. Regular fuel filter changes. Oil changes are 16 quarts, filters are more expensive. A bit more finicky to start in cold weather. Need to wait for glowplugs to warm up before starting in sub freezing temperatures. In sub-zero weather you will probably need to use the engine block heater.
Diesels get better mileage than a gas engine, but right now diesel is anywhere from $0.25 to $0.40 per gallon more expensive than gas,.... in my area anyway.