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 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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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.
Ford F-250 Super Duty Recalls (Recent)
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Ford has recalled 1998-2000 vehicles equipped with compressed natural gas fuel systems due to an incomplete label for the fuel tank. Ford sent a new label to owners.
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND MINIVANS. EQUIPPED WITH SEAT BELTS SUPPLIED BY TRW. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE DRIVER'S AND/OR FRONT PASSENGER'S OUTBOARD SEAT BELT BUCKLE MAY NOT FULLY LATCH. FORD CROWN VICTORIA BUILT AT ST. THOMAS ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/29/01 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS BUILT AT ST. THOMAS ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/29/01. LINCOLN TOWN CARS BUILT AT WIXOM ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 3/27/00 - 5/30/01. LINCOLN NAVIGATORS BUILT AT MICHIGAN TRUCK PLANT FROM 4/11/00 - 5/31/01. FORD WINDSTARS BUILT AT OAKVILLE ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM 3/23/00 - 5/30/01. FORD RANGERS BUILT AT TWIN CITIES PLANT FROM 3/28/00 - 5/30/01, AND ALSO AT THE EDISON PLANT FROM 3/13/00 - 5/25/01. FORD F-150 TRUCK BUILT AT NORFOLK PLANT FROM 4/18/00 - 5/25/00; AT ONTARIO PLANT FROM 5/10/00 - 5/28/01; AT KANSAS CITY PLANT FROM 9/11/99 - 5/25/01; AND AT CUAUTITLAN PLANT FROM 5/16/00 - 6/9/01. FORD SUPER DUTY F-250, F-350, F-450, AND F-550 TRUCKS BUILT AT KENTUCKY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 5/27/01; AND AT CUAUTITLAN PLANT FROM 5/16/00 - 6/19/01. FORD EXCURSIONS BUILT AT KENTUCKY PLANT FROM 4/17/00 - 10/2/00. FORD EXPEDITIONS BUILT AT MICHIGAN TRUCK PLANT FROM 4/11/00 - 5/31/01.Learn more »
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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 »
Ford F-250 Super Duty Questions and Answers
We were pulling a hill and let off on the excelorater and the engine died. We changed the cam senser, the fuel filter, pushed the reset button and dissconnected the batteries to reset the computer...
tires, wheel alignment, have all been checked. truck still shakes around 40-55 mph when i accelerates, and when i brake. what coudl the problem be?
I have a fuel leak on top the manifold at a fitting. I need instructions on how to repair and a drawing to identify the part please.
after having 1 injector and exaust censor replaced the brake pedal presses lower than before also it bounces when pressed quickly
Ford F-250 Super Duty Reviews
I have a 2011 F-250 extended cab short bed with diesel engine. I pull a 38 foot DRV Mobile Suite fifth wheel that weighs about 17,000 loaded. We have pulled the camper over 14000 miles and do not have a single complaint. We average about 11 miles per gallon while towing and around 19 when driving normally without a trailer in tow. I did have some what I call "shimmy" in the front end at around 30000 miles and took it in to Ford. They replaced the front shocks and steering stabilizer under the warranty program. This helped, but did not completely eliminate the problem. I am still running on the original tires, and will be replacing those soon, hopefully this will reduce the front end problem even more. The diesel engine is extremely powerful and the six speed transmission with the tow feature is very efficient in getting us from one destination to another. We have towed in the flat lands of Illinois to the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico and our F-250 has no problems performing her duties.
Late model 1999 ford F250 7.3L Powerstroke turbo diesel manual 6spd(love it)
Perhaps one of the best diesels ever produced. understand also International made this motor- NOT ford. they are reliable, tons of relentless power, ride like a cadillac, and are extremely insane when properly modified. I have driven many diesels old and nrw, but i will never get rid of my 7.3. People compliment it all the time when filling up. especially when i tell them i get 23mpg on the highway and 20 in town. then it goes from compliments to offers to buy! I am about to flip the odo to 200,000 and cant wait to be a proud owner of a 500,000mile+ 7.3 owner, as there are MANY out there. and i must day, it sure is fun to be faster than most on the road in a 3/4ton diesel. all they hear is a turbo whistlin dixie and all they see is tailights through a cloud of coal! Note: i also have issues with my door sensors and light but the stealership wanted way too much to fix. but thats it other than standard preventative stuff. these trucks are also pretty simple to understand and fix yourself. Call an inernational dealer for future parts/fluids since they are still upgrading and improving the almighty 7.3! Many things ford wont recommend international, who designed the motor, will promise you.
For the most part we really like our truck. It does ride rough, that is what a 4x4 diesel truck rides like. The one problem we had since we bought it is the passenger seat belt locks up everytime we use it, which is by law and we have no problem with doing what the law requires in using seat belts. It will start out fine after we put it on, then any slight movement and it will lock up and any more movement will have it keep retracting till it is choking whoever sits in the front passenger seat. The driver's side does not have this problem. Since we have only our truck for transportation this is really aggravating and to us a safety issue, as we have to release it to let it roll all the way up and release again to put it on. Our fear is that it will do this and choke one of us in a accident or cause an accident cause we can't get it to release at all. Please tell us this can be fixed. We took it up to the local Ford dealer and they changed the oil, that cost us $300.00, did an inspection and said it was malfunctioning but want us to pay $450.00 to have it replaced. We talked to the original owner and he said that is one of the reasons he traded it in. To us this has been a problem since it rolled off the assembly line and is a safety feature issue that should of been recalled. Please be advised that if it in fact causes a serious injury or accident we will contact our lawyers to mitigate this issue with Ford.
Mr. & Mrs. Loras W. Jaeger
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
truck is great but it likes gas i am thinking about a cold air
intake system has anyone tryed one on the 6.2L engine and if you
have did it help the gas mileage .