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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Problems
The high pressure diesel fuel injection pump may fail, resulting in a "no start" condition.
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.
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.
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.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Recalls (Recent)
Summary: CERTAIN LARIAT AND KING RANCH MODEL PICKUP TRUCKS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 120, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS." SOME TRUCKS WERE INADVERTENTLY EQUIPPED WITH AN INCORRECT LOAD RANGE TIRE. THIS WOULD RESULT IN INCORRECT TIRE LOAD RATINGS FOR THE STATED VEHICLE AXLE GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATING. ALSO, THE TIRE MAY BE INFLATED ABOVE THE DOT LISTED INFLATION PRESSURE.Learn more »
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Questions and Answers
What would make the fuse for the steering wheel horn to blow after a few days after putting in a new fuse.
I had to replace one battery on my truck, now my fuel gauge isn't working! How do you reset it?
Replaced brakes, rotors, rebuilt calipers, freed up rear caliper slides Thursday. Drove truck 45 miles Friday. ABS light came on, gauges on dash dimmed, truck stopped. Can't start. Guy who ...
engine shutoff while driving. it will turn over, but will not start.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Reviews
Purchased a 2004 F-250 Super Duty Lariat crew cab in July 2009 to start hotshot hauling. The truck had one bad injector when purchased at 117,000 miles. I replaced injector, pulled a 30 foot gooseneck trailer all over the U.S. hauling freight. At 245,000 oil cooler replaced. Truck now has 356,000 without any major problems.Oil changed every 5,000 miles fuel filters at 15,000. One transmission filter change. Three alternators, one belt, one water pump, one radiator,two ICP sensors, one oil pressure sensor. I have been very pleased with the truck and it still runs as it did years ago.
When I drive till the trans, gets warmed up good and I stop and shut it off for a few min, when I start up it goes in gear slow
I just bought this truck used with 133000 miles on, I took it to my mechanic to check it out anf found no problems with it and it had a clean carfax history. 2 weeks after i bought it the right front shock broke just making a turn at a normal intersection, the next week the ac compressor fell apart and now it is sputtering and blowing black smoke when accelorating from a stop light. I have had the truck for 6 weeks now and regret buying it
We have an '02 F250 6.0L Larient CrewCab 4x4 in Ford's Purple/Blue. She has about 44k on the odometer and do date only minor problems. The blog comments i've read on this truck are mixed though. It seems like you either got a good one or a bad one, there were no 'in between' ones.
The most common problem I have the that the silicone hose on the boost side of the turbo will blow off from time to time. Then surprise, zero power and clouds of BLACK smoke out the tailpipe. Fortunately it's an easy fix, although not very fun when the motor's hot. I think the only other issue we have is a mild 'clunk' when you accelerate from a dead stop. (rear end, tail cone, suspension...really haven't tracked it down)
Power wise, I'm relatively happy. Compared to the 7.3L it's lacking but makes up for it in the MPG dept. We have a 4" lift and 35"x12.50X16.5" BFG on her and she averages 17MPG on the road at 72MPH thanks in part to the K&N air intake and the EDGE programmer.
If I had it to do over again, I'd buy the exact same one. I'm not a FORD fan, but they got this one right (knock on wood).
not terrible but could be better built. 6.0L diesel sucks