2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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2,093
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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447
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982
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793
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Problems

Lack of Power Due to Loss of Turbocharger Boost to Engine

A severe lack of power may develop because the hose from the turbocharger to the intake manifold can come loose, resulting in loss of boost pressure to the engine.

door paint and rust

both driver and passenger doors have paint falling off right in the middle at the bottom... also there is rust where the paint was coming off. the back doors are doing the same thing. also in the corners of the windows the paint is falling off and it is rusting in the corners right next to the rubber gasket for the windows all 4 doors on my crew cab..

Air conditioner

I only get cold air on the drivers side. It was working on both sides but gradually got warmer on the passenger side until it now only blows warm.
Just got it fixed. It turned out to be the motors that control the accuators that controlthrough which vent it blows through....Cost me less than $1,000.00 to replace both motors and accuators....works like brand new and well worth the money......take it to the dealer it was cheaper than an ind...

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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Questions

I have oil getting into my coolant can the oil cooler be leaking truck has 195,0 (2 answers)

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?

Im having an issue in my drive train, (1 answer)

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

Fuel gauge is on empty; full tank of diesel. (1 answer)

Fuel gauge reads empty every time I start truck. stays on empty even though it has full tank.

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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Recalls

Recall 07V553000
ON CERTAIN HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 7.3L DIESEL ENGINES, THE CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR LOCATED ON THE ENGINE OF THE VEHICLE MAY FUNCTION INTERMITTENTLY, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN AN ENGINE STALL.
Ford Recalls 2003 Excursion and F150/250/350 Speed Control Deactivation Switches

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.

The Battery Ground May Be Loose on the Engine

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.

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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Reviews

For the most part we really like our truck. It does ride rough, that is what a 4x4 diesel truck rides like. The one problem we had since we bought it is the passenger seat belt locks up everytime we use it, which is by law and we have no problem with doing what the law requires in using seat belts. It will start out fine after we put it on, then any slight movement and it will lock up and any m...
I have a F-250 2003 with a 5.4 gas engine, I bought it used this past summer. I have noticed the truck seems to seem as if it is bogging down when I'm going about 70mph. I have to keep acelerating. Now my truck will run fine for a few days and then it will die if I stop or decelerate. I've checked the fuel pressue while it was ideling and it was 30psi. But I think the fuel pump is going out. Ho...

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