Ford F-250 Super Duty Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Ford F-250 Super Duty

Ford F-250 Super Duty Problems

Smoke From Tail Pipe Due to Failed EGR Valve

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.

High Pressure Oil Pump May Fail and Cause "No Start" Condition

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

Chirp or Squeak Noise from Engine Area on Initial Start Up

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.

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Ford F-250 Super Duty Questions

Truck won't start...plugs test good with test light, truck turns over, can hear fuel pump engage, but truck will not start. Any ideas? (2 answers)

random misfire code 0300, and 0302 keep coming back (1 answer)

At 125,000 miles had random misfire code 0300, 0302, 0307, and the throttle body one(don't remember number) replaced all spark plugs, still coded on 0302, replaced cylinder 2 coil and boot, still coded random misfire and cylinder 2, replaced throttle body and that code is gone but still 0300,...

My gear shift lever is 'loose'. It wiggles back & forth. Just replaced the shift tube assembly & shift indicator. (1 answer)

Checked the brake shift lock actuator and it's fine. Put it all back together and the gear shift lever is 'loose'. I can shift from Park to 1st without any problem....except, when it goes into any gear, it does not seem to 'stop' securely into any gear (like, lock into plac...

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Ford F-250 Super Duty Recalls

Tire Inside Sidewall Damaged During Vehicle Assembly

The inside of the tire sidewalls may have been damaged upon vehicle assembly. Dealers will inspect the tires for damage and replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Vehicle Engages Reverse Before Engaging Drive Position

When shifting the transmission from park to drive, transmission may improperly engage reverse instead of drive briefly before finally engaging the drive position as selected, possibly resulting in unexpected vehicle movement. Dealers will update the transmission software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Shifter May Be Moved Out of Park Without Pressing the Brake Pedal

The brake/shift interlock can fail, allowing the transmission to be shifted into park without depressing the brake pedal. If the transmission were shifted into gear without depressing the brake pedal, a crash or injury to a nearby pedestrian could result. Dealers will inspect the brake shift interlock switch function and replace the switch if necessary.

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Ford F-250 Super Duty Reviews

Hello i have a 2002 power stroke F 250 what a great truck 210 ,000 still looks great except a rust issue on rear wheel wells size of 4"x 8" I have replaced a few things alternator power steering lines and few other things but i can say it a awesome riding and durable truck i love it and want to get the rust fixed $3,000 to take outer skin off and redo , Maybe finder flairs are a option ?
I am over 70 years old and have had so many new trucks that I have lost count. My 2011 250 super duty diesel is the best truck I have ever owned. I pull a 36 foot 5th wheel and have never had a problem going up or down mountains in Colorado or New Mexico. I also get about 11 MPG towing and about 18 MPG not towing. I also replaced the fuel tank with a 50 gallon fuel tank which was one of the b...
I bough4 my super used 2006. She now has 85,000 miles on her. I haven,t had any major problems yet other than an alternator. This truck has pulled out other vehicles from the mud/snow banks. (They weren,t Fords) I plan to keep her as this is the best year for the ps 7.3 engine. I have freinds with 350,000 and higher still going down the road. I average about 1,800 miles a year with her and dur...

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