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. This issue can affect all diesel F-350, F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-750 Super Duty models.
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Problems
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.
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.
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.
Using the correct oil for this engine is critical. Improper engine oil can foam in the high pressure system and not develop enough pressure
for operation. Symptoms of this can be hard starting, long cranking
time before start, rough engine idle, and a lack of power. Another sign
is tiny bubbles in the oil on the engine oil dipstick after the engine
is shut off. The additives in the correct oil that protect against
foaming can still break ...
2002 Ford F-350 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-350 Super Duty Questions and Answers
why is there no drain plug on the 2002 F350 diesel and how do you drain all the transmission fluid out of converter without a drain plug? The 2001 model year has a drain plug.
the owners manual lists three different type axles and different viscosity Gear Oils for them, but no way of matching the tag-ID of the axle to anything in the book. Anybody have an idea?
Starts when block heater is plugged in about 2 hours
Recently purchased this and ran great for the first week, now when starting it will have lots of white smoke, takes about 30 minutes to stop smoking/warm up, then when driving it seems to have no p...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Reviews
why a light in a shape of a engine block appers on the left lower side of the dash board and at the same time the truck loose power,like almos shuting off, but if i accelerate inmidiatly the light goes off,and regain power,and it would happen again in a day or 2,and so on,can anybody tell me what can i do to fix that,thanks a lot,truly fernando david gonzales
Ok I have a 2002 F350 super duty with a F250 body style and i have trouble starting it.At first it did start but now i have to use gas on a rag to start it,and it's putting wear an tear on the starter.I don't know what it is ,can anybody please help me with this problem?
2002 f350 7.3 diesel dually. 72,000 miles on it. Diesel fuel is filling the coolant reservoir and spewing out onto the motor??????? what the ----??
I work these trucks hard.... you just can't kill 'em!!!
I love My 7.3L turbo diesel, The only downside is that the transmission wears out quick. and the carrier bearing is a POS. I bought a fully built trans and a one piece rear drive shaft, and PERFECTO! interior holds up extremely well, brakes are great and great looking truck all around.