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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

Software enhancements are available to remedy inconsistency and confusion about the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) cleaning cycle - “Regeneration” mode. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) will need to be reprogrammed to add several enhancements, including a more reasonable driving experience during the cleaning cycle and instrument cluster notifications of the cleaning status.

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 20, 2007

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The driver air bag module may not have been assembled properly, which means the driver air bag may not deploy in a crash. If the air bag does not deploy, the risk of injury in a crash is increased. Dealers will replace the driver air bag module free of charge. The recall began November 20, 2007. The Ford recall number 07C019.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 28, 2008

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Improper welds on some 40 percent split and captain's driver seats may allow the seat back to break at the seat pivot bracket. In a crash, if the seat pivot breaks, the risk of injury to the driver is increased. Dealers will add a reinforcement to the driver's seat back frame on both style seats or replace the seat back frame if necessary. The recall began March 28, 2008. The Ford recall number is 08C01.

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Drive Train, April 3, 2007

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On trucks with the diesel engine, excessive hydrocarbons in the exhaust may cause excessive heat in the diesel particulate filter. This may cause a lack of power, rough engine operation, unusual noises, white smoke from the exhaust, and a visible flame out of the tailpipe. Dealers will reprogram the power train control module. The recall began April 3, 2007. The Ford recall number is 07S49.

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Electrical & Lights, April 3, 2007

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The positioning of the positive battery wire may allow chafing of the wire against the right hand splash shield bolt. This could expose the copper wire, which could cause a short circuit to ground and possibly a fire. Dealers will inspect the position of the positive battery wire and reposition it if necessary. The recall began April 3, 2007. The Ford recall number is 07S50.

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Engine, May 23, 2008

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On certain trucks, the fuel tank may move forward in a frontal impact, possibly damaging the fuel delivery module and allowing fuel to spill. This could cause a fire in the presence of an ignition source. Dealers will install a reinforcement bracket free of charge. The recall began May 23, 2008. The Ford recall number is 08C04.

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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Questions and Answers

LSCrazyMan, 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty, 5.4L V8, Marcus Hook, PA

I checked the fuse and both low beam fuse are good. Driver's side low beam no power, bulb is good. Passenger side no problems. I even swapped the bulbs to test and still no change. High beam b...

LSCrazyMan, 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty, 5.4L V8, Marcus Hook, PA

Bulb good. Two low beam fuses are good. High beam on both sides works.

Visitor, 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty, 6.4L V8 Diesel Turbo, Deer Park, TX


rodrose, 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty, 5.4L V8, Claremore, OK

how do I remove spark plugs

mmcknight, 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty, 6.8L V10, North Las Vegas, NV

I've owned (2) Ford F-250 4X4 Super Duty's (a 2006 & a 2008 ) and both have had rear differential problems at around 30,000 to 36,000 miles. The first failure was due to outboard car...

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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty Reviews

Own a 350 & a250 superduty, both are 2008, both had #3 coil and cylinder problems at around 120,000 miles, my choice is either replace the motors or the block, what junk and a big disapointment

My 08 Superduty has just over 70000 well taken care of miles. Earlier this summer I noticed a radiator leak. $1200.00 for a new radiator. Just after that repair, $350 for a new exhaust probe. Now at 73k I'm told I need new upper and lower ball joints and that my steering box is leaking badly - together another $2500.00. Not to mention that every time I touch the driver's side door handle I get a subtle electrical shock. I shouldn't have traded my 05 Silverado!

I bought it new it has 90,000 miles on it now nothing but problems here are some of the problems. Alot of electrical issues (computer,mileage adds up faster then the distance I travel, wiringharness,fuel pump twice,evap canister,4x4,altanater, exhaust manifold bolts its a v10,catalitic converter,now the starter and the motor mount is in the way to get to the upper bolt bad design. plus it only gets 10 to 12 mpg. all in all I like my truck but will think twice about another new ford this makes the 2nd new one and both have had their issuse

my 6.4 has 51.000 mil on it is very well taken care of it is a 4x4 and a great truck but it has been to dealer for exhaust temp senser problems they replaced 1 senser the first time under warrenty now they tell me its gonna cost me 379 dollars out of my pocket from my understanding these sensers are coverd under the emissions warranty for 100.000 miles

Body is solid with interior giving a real truck feel. Brakes feels very under powered to stop the weight of the truck. lights at night can be much brighter. air conditioning is under powered to cool the cab rapidly, since there are no vents in the rear. this fix came later year models

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