2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty ProblemsDelamination of Diesel Fuel Tank
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 (#
The high pressure diesel fuel injection pump may fail, resulting in a "no start" condition.
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.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Questionsbought a roll over what do I need to do to restart it do I need to reset. (2 answers)
any switches maybe fuses?
Max pickup from 60-70 k on flat and uphill max 50 down to 20, no sputtering. One time downhill engine failure at 40-50 k engine light came on. No stalls since. EGR was removed and cleaned and reinstalled. Some blue smoke on startup and 5-6 revs of engine before she starts. Have changed air cleane...
it goes top speed of 70 mph at 2100 rpm and it looses power going up small inclines
2003 Ford F-350 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.