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  • Your truck has an electronically controlled backpressure valve in the exhaust system. During cold weather, the PCM closes this valve and raises the idle speed to help the engine warm up.
  • I own a 2001 f250 with a 5.4L engine and 115000 miles. The other day, when it finally got cold outside, I went to start my truck..When I turned the key it revved up to about 1500 RPM and immediately stalled. Tried repeatedly, shutting the key off each time to re-prime the fuel system. Finally I stepped on the gas a little and it started immediately. As soon as I released the pedal it stalled again. I did get it moving and drove the truck about fifteen miles. When I came to a stop it would only idle at about 400 RPM when it should be at about 6-700 RPM. If anyone has an idea why it is doing this or what could be wrong with it please let me know.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,837
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  • 9825098250 Posts: 3
    Help! I have a 1998 F250 Supercab. The dealer tells me the rubber bushings in the anti wind bars are worn out and need replacing. The problem is that the bushings are made as part of the metal assembly. The dealer also tells me that Ford no longer makes these anti wind bars. I bought the shop manuals when I bought the truck. These bars mount on the underside of the frame rail near the rear leaf springs and on the underside of the axle housing on the rear end. Since the rubber is worn, I am getting metal on metal when I go over bumps, etc. The noise transmits to the cab of the truck and sounds as if something is about to fall off the rear. I have a hard time believing that there are no new parts for my truck. The dealer refers to them as trailer bars. I have been googling for a couple of days and have come up empty. Does anyone out there have any info or ideas about this problem?
  • AHHH. Any chance you are refering to anti-sway bars. I have never heard of the terminology you use or the dealer. I believe they are called anti-sway bars. Try that and you should find the parts.
  • is the '96 ford f-250 body style the same as the '97 f-250 body style? because the only body accessories i can find are for the '97...
  • i just changed the glow plug relay on my 2002 ,but when testing to make sure it works, i do not get any power on the brown wire when i turn the key on
  • I have a 00' F250. My dash lights are really dim.I replaced the bulbs with LEDs. This helped a little, but still not good. Anyone have a clue as tomif I could fix something or does this model just have dim lights?
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    The 1996 F-250 is the old body style that was introduced for 1980, and refreshed in 1987 and 1992. Any body accessory for 1992-1996 will work. The 1997 F-250 was split - the light duty version was changed to the new 1997 F-150 design; the heavy-duty F-250 remained the old body until January of 1998 when it became the 1999 F-250 Super Duty.

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  • derf8derf8 Posts: 1
    This is my first post, so hello to all ford lovers! I have a 2001 f-250 super duty s cab with the v-8 and I love it, however I am having problems with the breaks,I had to replace all 4 rotors and pads at 28000 miles, I talked to my mech. and he said this is a problem on all ford trucks, the guides for the pads get corroded and the pads hang up on the rotor, now 30 days latter its happing again I would just like to know if other ford owners have had this problem and what they did to fix it.
    thank you, derf :confuse:
  • 9825098250 Posts: 3
    I thought the anti sway bar runs the length of the rear end. These bars run parallel to the frame and body, not at a 90 degree angle to them. These bars are about three or so feet long. I appreciate your help with this problem. If you think that is what they are called, I will try using that terminology.
  • Your original post sounded like you were describing sway bars. It sounds like your truck has a camper package that fortifies the [non-permissible content removed] end. That is probably what you are dealing with, the camper arms or what the dealer called them. I do not have that package and as a result would be unable to help you. I can't tell you what it is if I can't see it. Good luck
  • This is my first post in the F-250 area, so hello to everyone. My questions is that I am actually wanting to sell my 2001 F-250 crew cab diesel. It is a great truck and looks and runs great but I do not have a need for this room and power anymore since I sold my boat and camper. The 7.3 turbo diesel is strong! Can anyone give me an idea of a fair starting point for a sales price? I don't think the NADA or other sources are accurate for these trucks, they hold their value so well and are in high demand. It has 108,600 miles and has the Lariat package along with other extras such as nerf bars, brush guard,spotlights and tool box.
  • 9825098250 Posts: 3
    I have the shop manuals for the truck. The only question is how to get a picture to you so you can see what I am talking about. Any ideas? This noise is getting louder and more obnoxious. Thanks.
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Duh :shades: EDMUNDS is a great source for pricing ;)
  • Thanks for the response on my question about mileage with our new truck.
    I have now nearly 4000 miles on it and found that my miles-per-gallon increased up to nearly 12 mpg as my mileage increased while pulling a 14000 lb load. I was pulling this load for about 3500 of those miles..

    I am becoming more pleased with both the mileage and the performance of the truck as the days go on..

    Perhaps others have good responses as well?
    :)
  • I should know this, but I have forgotten- my front passenger tire is wearing faster than the other 3, but on both outside edges- ball joints, or what? (I have new shocks )
    any quick cheap replacements for the aspirator tubes? I replace these almost yearly.. finally patched with blue hi temp hose, but that is a short term fix too.
    The saddle tank.... seems to be very pricey to replace... looking for a economy tank?
    :sick:
    OK, I'm listening
  • hd82hd82 Posts: 13
    I have read a number of posts concerning the MPG gained when using Cetane Boosters. This being said, I did a little researching for myself. The following link, http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/2000-07/964403830.Ch.r.html has brought another side of the equation. While I am not convinced to believe either argument I am still thirsty for more documented results.
  • hd82hd82 Posts: 13
    Back to basics. Check your air pressure. Wearing on outside edges is a sign of LOW Air Pressure, wearing of the middles of the tires is Over Inflated or HIGH Air Pressure.
  • I am having a slight vibration in what feels like the wheel area when braking at speeds around 30 - 40 MPH. I have replaced my drums but this did not fix the problem. Any suggestions? :shades:
  • I have a 6.0 that started blowing anti fz at 97000 miles one dealer said it needed head gaskets another said nothing was wrong the 3rd dealer said it needed head gaskets also but im @ 101300 miles now and ford does not want to cover it does anyone know how I should handle this 3000.00 dollar one ???? ford is givin me the run around
  • I have an 02 F250 with what sounds like a similar rattle. It sounds like something loose that's hitting the firewall. The sound is a rather loud knocking at low speed over mild bumps. If I grab the blower fan housing and rock this real hard I can hear the knocking low in the engine compartment. Did you ever figure out what was making the noise since this might help me? Thanks.
  • i have a 1999 F-250 superduty 6.8 V-10. when it is first cranked up, and it is cold, it idles fine, but once it is warmed up, it has a miss. could someone tell me what may be causing this?
  • I have a 2000 f-250 7.3 manual transmission. it has 400,000 miles, it was very well taken care of is still a very good truck. sometimes while at a constant speed it starts bucking like a bull out the gate, its like it looses power and gets spurts of energy within seconds (back and fourth). i change my fuel filter and its good for about 20 miles then starts again. but usually at low speeds from 5-35mph.if anyone knows anything about this please help me.
  • I HAVE A 2002 F-250 THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DOES NOT COME ON AT ALL ( EVEN WITH JUST THE SWITCH ON). IT IS A 5.4
    I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A BULB BAD BUT WHEN I GOT THE INTRUMENT PANEL OUT I FOUND THAT THE INDICATORS DO NOT USE BULBS.
    ANY SUGGESTION,S OR A WIRING SCHEMATIC ?

    JIM
  • DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND A WIRING SCHEMATIC FOR A 2002 F-250 WITH A 5.4 THAT SHOWS THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WIRING.
  • Oil is cheap compared to engine problems.
    I almost never exceed 3000 miles.
    I use the best oil I can buy and use the Donaldson filters because they are the best I know of.
    How many barrels of oil can you buy for the cost of one blown engine?
    Nuff said.
  • Try http://www.ford-trucks.com/
    I purchased the shop manuals from Ford when I bought the truck.
    Unfortunately it seems the dealerships don't seem to read their manuals, but I sure do.
    Your check engine light is a computer function.
    Any number of things can cause that "check engine" display.
    A readout meter is sure handy and not all that expensive.
    What is your time worth?
    Bet it is less than shop time costs, and one trip into the shop would have paid for the readout.

    Do check all grounding connections.
    Do look for loose connections to the various sensors.
    However your problem can be the sensor itself.
    Here again the readout will tell you where to look, and it is almost always correct.
    Loose connections will throw everything into a new reality of "What the over, hey"?
  • Helm Inc. sells Electrical wiring manuals for your truck.

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  • I RECENTLY TOWED A MID-SIZE CAR WITH MY 03 F-250 6.0 4X4 AUTO FROM TX TO PA. WHILE TOWING WAS A BREEZE, ON MED TO STEEP GRADES, THE ENGINE WOULD SEEM TO STARVE ITSELF (AIR OR FUEL?) AND MISS, CAUSING A SPUTTER AND SPEWING OF BLACK SMOKE. I CHANGED THE TOP SIDE FUEL FILTER (NO TOOLS FOR UNDERSIDE) AND AIR FILTER APPEARS CLEAN. ANY SUGGESTIONS.....
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