There is a technical service bulletin for the V8 engines regarding a possible problem with the spark plug being ejected from the cylinder head, damaging the threads in the spark plug hole. If the vehicle is under warranty, cylinder head replacement is recommended. If the vehicle is out of warranty, Ford authorized the use of a specific thread insert to repair the head.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Problems
Delamination of the diesel fuel tank can occur resulting in a loss of power due to debris clogging the fuel filters. In some cases the fuel injection pump and/or fuel injectors have also been damaged. Ford has issued a service bulletin (#19728) addressing this concern.
An oil leak may develop from the the right side head gasket. Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. Our technician tell us an updated head gasket is available to correct this concern.
A defective idler pulley and / or belt material can cause a chirp or squeak noise from the engine area on initial start up. The idler pulley and / or belt will need to be replaced with revised parts.
An illuminated Check Engine Light could indicate that one or more of the ignition coils has failed due to excessive spark plug gap. To fix this problem, the ignition coils that have failed, the spark plugs, and all coil boots should be replaced.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Recalls (Recent)
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The courtesy lamps on affected running boards may overheat when exposed to moisture and road salt. Overheating may cause the lamps and boards to melt or start a fire. Dealers will replace the wiring harness for these running boards.
Summary: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, GASOLINE OR NATURAL GAS ENGINES, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT.Learn more »
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Questions and Answers
F-250 Steering vibrates horribly as if it has a flat tire. Don't drive it for a day, then it's back to normal. Been to 3 shops no one can figure it out, of course it never does this on th...
abs light stayed on after start after about two minutes it went out I noticed a trail of rust in drive but can't find where it came from
Truck is 4x4 with no modifications to suspension except "mud tires" installed. Manual transmission. On any type road surface, between 25-40 mph vibration felt in steering wheel. Running 6...
Truck will not engage 4 wheel drive. Put new motor on transfer case & a new switch in the dash. Still will not engage. Will be replacing the shift control module. Need to know exactly where it ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Reviews
I have a 2002 F-250 super cab 5.4L gasoline V-8. I bought the truck used in 2007 with 125,000 miles on it. It was well maintained and miles were mostly highway as they pulled a fifth wheel trailer with it. I rebuilt the front end and replaced the shocks after 6 months of owning it. I put ceramic pads all four wheels which makes a huge difference in stopping. I now have 212,000 miles with original hoses
(I know) it has no transmission problems and still has plenty of power when needed. I will never own anything but a ford truck.
I have had tihs truck for 5 years now. I bought it used with 31,000 miles on it, now has 89,900. I traded my 98 silverodo HD with 8L for it and let me tell you I'll never own another GM product again that truck cost me more /month in repairs than what my payments were and pulling power was a joke slitest upgrade it would die . I have a 14,ooo lb. fifth wheel camper and the ford with the 6.8l out pulls out performs, rides better and gets about the same fuel milage between 16-16.5 pulling about 12-13. only problem with the ford I hadt to replace the exhaust manifold bolts, ball joints once and dipstick tube. other than that awsome truck would deffenatly buy another!