2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Repair and Maintenance
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty ProblemsWhite Smoke From Tail Pipe
The cooler for the EGR valve can leak coolant internally, which causes white smoke to come from the tail pipe. Hot exhaust gases are cooled by the EGR cooler before being circled back into the engine.
A coolant leak from the radiator can be caused by a defective thermostat bypass. This can cause pressure spikes in the cooling system, which leads to radiator failure. The thermostat assembly and radiator should be replaced.
The high pressure diesel fuel injection pump may fail, resulting in a "no start" condition.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Questionsat about 40 mph starts vibrating real bad what could cause this (1 answer)
and the 4 wheel drive will not disengage automatically have replace the hub assemble on passenger front cause that seems to be where the vibration is coming from and the bearings were replaced had a new transfer case module and motor also installed
can my oil cooler be leaking did a compression leak down it was fine no coolant in the engine oil, and can the oil cooler be tested or by past mybe?
Thinking rear end, i get a bounce at 40 mph., i hear a clunk on occasion, truck seams like its tryin to pull a load, i have smelled gear oil/ or axle greese from rear of truck a couple times
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty RecallsRecall 07V553000
Ford has recalled 2003 Excursion and F150, F250, and F350 trucks because the speed control deactivation switch may leak and overheat, which can create a fire hazard. Dealers will install a fused wiring harness to the deactivation switch wiring.
On trucks equipped with the 6.0L diesel engine, the engine ground stud for the negative battery cable may be loose. A loose ground may cause current to flow through the radio suppression strap causing it to heat up, and potentially melt or ignite nearby components, which could lead to a fire. Dealers will replace the engine ground stud and the radio suppression strap, and nearby components will be inspected for damage. The recall began July 23, 2004. The Ford recall number is 04S15.