2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty

2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Problems

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.

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.

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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Questions

Seems this problem gets worse as the day gets warmer. Sometimes when pulling off it sputters hard, heavy black smoke pours out the pipe. It will clear up after a few seconds and runs great for the most part. It does sometimes sputter while running down the road, again it clears very quickly. I ha...

Repair does not cover many repairs.

2005 f350 bought new by me in 05 now has just turned 60,000 miles. I installed egr delete, 5" exhaust from turbo back,blue spring upgrade ,and cooler bypass filtration,I run full synthetic oil and stanadyne fuel additive ford gold coolant

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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Recalls


On trucks equipped with the 5.4L V8 or 6.8L V10, the fuel jumper line may have an end that was improperly formed and could allow fuel to leak. The engine may lose power and eventually stall. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will install an external retention clip at the fuel jumper line to the main fuel bundle connection. The recall began June 20, 2005. The Ford recall number is 05S33.

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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Reviews

Should have bought a Chevy. Let my wife talk me into the F-350, big mistake. There is always something broken on this truck. The 6.0 diesel is the least dependable on the road, pulls good.... when it's running. It's had close to $6k spent on the engine, auto climate control problems, wheel bearings, heated seats, the list goes on and on. Ford has gone through 4 diesel engines since 2002, I hope...

I bought this truck used, but it has run great. Have only had a few minor engine issues. I love to drive it, and plan to keep it for many more years.

I purchased my first light duty truck in Feb 2010. It is an F350 dually, king ranch, crew cab with the 6.0L diesel. The truck looks great and runs great, now that I have put a new long block in it with ARP head studs,new head gasket, new high pressure oil pump,steering gear and did some basic maintenance items. I will admit, I pushed the engine but nothing too extreme that any well MAINTAINE...

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