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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Problems

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Most Common 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Problems

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.
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 r...
The high pressure diesel fuel injection pump may fail, resulting in a "no start" condition.
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0 Known 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Brakes Problems

0 Known 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Drive Train Problems

0 Known 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Electrical & Lights Problems

11 Known 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Engine Problems

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.
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 r...
The high pressure diesel fuel injection pump may fail, resulting in a "no start" condition.

1 Known 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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 dama...

1 Known 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

0 Known 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Maintenance Problems

1 Known 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Miscellaneous Problem

0 Known 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Problems & Complaints

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.
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 r...
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.
The Ford F-250 Super Duty has known issues with the V8 engine ejecting spark plugs. This will make a tapping or knocking noise, plus the engine will begin to misfire at all speeds. The check engine...
It is common to see the variable vanes inside the turbo seize or bind from carbon buildup. This causes an overboost or underboost condition when driving.
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 spa...
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.
The VGT solenoid can fail. The VGT solenoid receives signals from the engine control module to adjust the boost that the (variable geometry) turbo is generating. A defective solenoid can also cre...
An oil leak may develop from the the right side head gasket. Oil from this type of leak will commonly drip onto the starter. Our technician tell us an updated head gasket is available to correct ...
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 dama...
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, lo...
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