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#783 of 1236 1993 F-250 4x4 woes
Feb 17, 2007 (6:16 am)
well, nobody replied to the gas tank issues, so I guess I ain't the dummy I thought ! anyway in reference to the guy who wants to make his 2 wheel to 4 wheel- the advise give was correct- covert it to cash, and buy one- it would be almost an insane project.
The gas milage issue is correct the rear axle ratio is the key- and yes, there is a wonderful ford idea- make the tag out of alumimum, and that way it'll friggin ROT off in a few years- Yet most tranny specialist will be able to figure it out. Mine is geared so low I bet I could pull a Destroyer, and still get my standard 8MPG. And YES- it takes a good football field to turn the sucker around, and It is not a crew cab or super cab- those I think take a airport runway to turn around. Yet, I love this truck !
#784 of 1236 Re: hypertech programmer update [noodysfool]
Feb 17, 2007 (2:18 pm)
less than 300 bucks and yes it will void the warranty according to the ford truck manual.
#785 of 1236 braking and noises
Feb 17, 2007 (7:43 pm)
I have an 03 5.4 V8. Already changed the tranny and torque converter. Now when I brake I hear a small low "dunk" and feel a vibration under the driver floor board. I have checked the ball joints. Changed the brake pads, calipors and rotors. Noise still there! Any advice?
#786 of 1236 Re: braking and noises [cole91]
Feb 18, 2007 (4:41 am)
When my pads were new they'd shift a couple of millimeters in the calipers when I stepped on the brake and make slight clunk noise. After a few weeks, some dirt/brake dust built up and the noise stopped.
Had another problem with my crew cab F350 was new - the cab mounting bolts weren't torqued properly. Kept getting clunking noises on braking, turns, etc. Made me nuts trying to find it, but dealer recognized it right away and had it fixed in about 90 minutes.
#787 of 1236 2001 F 250 4X4 NOISE COMMING FROM FRONT END
Feb 20, 2007 (8:35 pm)
I HAVE A 2001 F 250 4X4 AND I HAVE A CLUNKING NOISE IN MY FRONT END. THOUGHT IT WAS THE TIE RODS COMMING FROM THE GEAR BOX TO THE PASSENGER TIRE. CHANGED THAT AND NOISE STILL THERE. I ONLY HEAR IT WHEN I HIT BUMPS. COUPLE OF PEOPLE I TALKED TO SAID THEY HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AND BLAMED THE SHOCK MOUNTS BUT AS ON MINE THEY WERE TIGHT. IM LOST. ALSO CAN YOU MANUALLY TURN THE TURBO UP ON THE TRUCK WITHOUT BUYING A SUPER CHIP? I HAVE A BOOST GAGE ON IT AND WHEN ON THE INTERSTATE RUNNING 75 I GET 5 TO 6 LBS. WHEN I GET ON THE TROTTLE IT HITS 15 BUT I THINK I CAN GET MORE LBS AND MORE POWER.
#788 of 1236 2001 F 250 4X4 NOISE COMMING FROM FRONT END
Feb 20, 2007 (8:36 pm)
I SHOULD HAVE MENTIONED IT HAS A 7.3 DIESEL IN IT
#789 of 1236 2005 Ford F250 Crew 4x4 XLT 5.4
Feb 25, 2007 (6:19 pm)
I am looking at buying a 2005 Ford F250 Crew Cab 4x4 XLT with the 5.4 liter with 34700 miles. I went look at the dealership on Friday and needless to say it is in my driveway now for a "weekend" test drive. So far I can say that I truly enjoy this truck, it has every option I can think of except leather. The only worry is the 5.4 engine. So far I have no complaints about the engine but everyone says I would get it if it were a diesel. This is my intentions with this truck. I will use occassionaly as a daily driver but not often. Will tow a 5000 pound camper usually once a month for a weekend trip and also go on a three hour trip to the camp with only a small boat in tow. The longest trip planned this year is a eight hour drive. My question is in every ones opinion do I really need the diesel or is the 5.4 ok. Also is the gas the cheaper route for what I do or is th diesel. I have a 04 with 26,000 miles now so I really dont use the vehicle that much in town.
#790 of 1236 Re: 2005 Ford F250 Crew 4x4 XLT 5.4 [cajuncountry]
Feb 26, 2007 (5:25 am)
Crew Cab with a 4x4 is a big heavy beast. What's the rear end ratio on the truck? Hopefully it's a 4.10:1 or 4.30:1. (If it's the 3.73:1 ratio, the truck will be sluggish, especially when towing.) The higher rear end ratio will give you more torque to pull your load. 5K lbs isn't that much to tow (unless you're going over Rockies), and the truck probably won't even know the boat is back there. Were you able to hook your camper up and drag it around town? That said, a diesel will get you there faster and with better mileage, but it doesn't sound like you need a diesel - especially with highter cost of diesel fuel, oil, filters, etc.
I have same truck with a long bed, but I've got a V10 in it. I pull a camper that's 8700 lbs, and occaisionally tow a skid steer that's well over 10K lbs. The V10 can handle them both fine, but on big hills the motor is running at high revs. Plus my gas mileage is abysmal when I tow - 7-9 mpg. I get 10-11 mpg in the city, and 12-14 on the highway, but it really depends on how hard and fast I drive. Your mileage with the 5.4 isn't going to be all that much higher than mine because the 5.4 is going to have to work a little bit harder. It's not my daily driver - but when empty, the V10 is a real blast to drive. THe long bed holds 39 gallons of fuel so fill ups were rather painful when gas went over $3/gal.
#791 of 1236 Re: 2005 Ford F250 Crew 4x4 XLT 5.4 [cajuncountry]
Feb 26, 2007 (7:15 pm)
I have a 2001 Super Cab 2wd with the 5.4 and after three years I, too, truly enjoy this truck. Based on my experience with it and your intentions it would probably suit your needs quite well. However, wpalkowski did hit the nail on the head with the 3.73 rear end on this truck, it is a bit sluggish when towing. If I am really milking the throttle I have recorded up to 17 mpg on the highway empty, but when pulling your trailer dont expect more than 10 or 11 mpg. It starts every morning, has 105000 miles on it, and has not spent one single day in the shop. I hope this helps with your decision and good luck!
Feb 26, 2007 (9:16 pm)
I have a '03 f250 crew cab short box with a v10, it is my daily driver and I have had no problems on the Montana roads except for the usual light rearend sliding around a bit (makes for a fun ride though). The only problems that I have had are similar to the postings above. I have the "clunking" sound when going over bumps- figured it was my shocks or cab mounts, but dont really want to replace the shocks and have the same problem I did on the '77chevy of having an even harder ride. One thing that I have noticed is a ticking sound when excelleration (not a constant) it sounds more like an exhaust leak, but I cant find any obvious leaks. Any other ideas of what it might be?
I seem to get about 10mpg no matter what Im doing in the truck; hauling, town or interstate. Next trip will be fully loaded going to Tahoe in the summer time