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  • 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"?
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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.....
  • check the bottom fuel filter, or a clogged fuel pick up tube in the tank, you can use a 36mm scket for the filter cap
  • Thanks, I did get to change the lower filter this weekend and still have same symptoms. Is the fuel pick up tube difficult to access or can a shade tree hacker get at it? I appreciate the help.
  • Fairly simple.
    Remember the power to the pump, even though the ignition is off and the lead is "cold", treat it as if it were hot. Lower the tank enough to remove the leads and tape them off. Haven' t dropped a tank like yours, but they are all about the same.
    Being overly "safe" is not a waste of time.
    Just be sure that you drain down the tank as much as you can before you lower it.
    It is much heavier than you think. Disconnect the filler tube and siphoning is much more straight forward and you won't get the siphon hose stuck.
    Don't say to yourself "Ah, I only have 10 gallons in there, I can handle it".
    NO, you can NOT!
    Even with a lift under the tank, that shifting fuel can give you fits and things get broken. Add the weight of the tank to the weight of the sloshing fuel, and you have more than you can handle.
    Been there, done that, but I guarantee I won't repeat that performance.
    John
  • I came to site for help with my son's F250 tranny. I saw your post and I remembered my husband had the same issue with his F350. He did figure out the problem, unfortunately I do not remember what caused it. I will ask him tonight and post his answer. Hopefully it will help you.
  • wedellwedell Posts: 2
    My F250 1999 5.4L runs well until I put my 11ft truck slide on camper into bed. The truck then starts to miss on several cylinders when I slowly accelerate between 30-50 mph,,, at 55 mph it seems to smooth out. When I step down on gas pedal the truck delivers full power after down shifting but returns to missing condition after I lighten up on pedal. Any ideas?
  • Could be one of several things. First I would start with the fuel system. Make sure your fuel filter is clean. If it has been a while since it was changed I would change it out. Next check out the fuel injectors. Run a couple tanks of gas with a good fuel injector cleaner . I use sea foam from advance auto stores. Next I would replace spark plugs if it hasn't been tuned up in a while. Next check spark plugs wires and then the coils. Some times a bad coil will do fine with no load and then break up under load witch would be adding a camper. My 2001 f150 had a similar problem and it turned out to be the # 8 coil. This model had a coil going to each cylinder. A 35 dollar obll tester pinpointed which cylinder was missing. # 8 was a bear to get to but a 50 dollar coil later (advance auto) truck was running fine.
  • Thanks, I will give it all a shot. Hopefully this will cure this beast.
  • My husband & I just purchased a 2005 Ford F250 - drove it one day & the engine light came on. It was the coil - took it back to the dealership since it is still under warranty - they fixed it. We drove it one day & the check engine light is back on again. Has anyone has this problem over & over again? Sure hope the dealership can fix whatever it is.
  • No.. Take the truck back and turn it in. If you are hell bent on keeping it, have them hook it up to a scan tool. There are a million reasons why the check engine light will come on.
  • Can anyone tell me what kind of fuel mileage they are getting with a newer model (possibly even a 2008) ford 250 crew cab with a 5.4L with a 4.10 rear, 4x4??? I'm looking at buying one, or should i go 3.73 rear?? either can handle my towing needs.
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