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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Problems and Solutions

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  • rdupre1rdupre1 Posts: 3
    Sorry to here that happened with only 6K miles. I was wondering what Ford had to say
    about that?? I have a 2001 also, but only have 600 miles on it right now. If I paid this much
    for a truck and this happens to me I will not be a happy camper. And in fact, you should
    somehow be compensated by Ford for your troubles. Good Luck.
  • jcave1jcave1 Posts: 137
    Yikes. You've got at least two of us concerned. Mine has 13K. Hopefully your's is premature failure and not something we can all look forward too. Agreed, especially for the money paid...... Please keep us posted.
  • I have a 00 f150 standard. when I go into first gear from a dead stop I have to jam it in gear; as well as into reverse. I have it in the shop twice for this same problem can anyone help please. thanks
  • bessbess Posts: 972
    With my 89' Ranger (5sp), I noticed that from a dead stop it was difficult to get into reverse. If I shifted to 1st or 2nd and then go to reverse it would smoothly go every time.. Something about shifting into another gear first lined up the synchros better for the shift into reverse..

    With my 00' F250 Superduty (5sp), I hardly ever use 1st anyway because its really a creeper gear meant to get heavy loads moving. However, if I want to shift into 1st or R from a dead stop, I can simply put it into 2nd, then goto 1st or R and it works every time.. It's just a habit I do everytime before shifting into R to shift into 2nd and then goto R.

    I think the tranny in the F150 is different from the Superduty, so I'm not sure if my experience is relavent to your issue or not. But I thought I'd share it anyway.. Have you tried this method?
  • Has anyone had problems with "ghost wipers" on a '99 F-150? These seem to turn on by themselves as you drive without any prior warning. The only way to stop 'em is to manually turn the wipers on & off. Then they stop! Any recall or awareness notice? It gets very frustrating while sitting in traffic.
  • My wife drives a 99 explorer that had the same problem and also a couple of the lights in the steering wheel cruise control buttons were out and the dashboard instrument lights would flicker. Took it in under warranty and they replaced a switch and a few other things and all went away for about six months. Now the flickering is comming back.
  • 2001 F-150 ext cab 4.2L.
    I have had the truck to the dealer 4 times. First time light was not on, but the night I brought it home the engine bounced rpm's between 2000 and 500ish then stalled. after the first few days it did this again on several occasions, stalling a few more times but sometimes pulling out of the problem ok. The fix as ststed on the work invoice..."remove and re-install cam-synchronizer 180deg at proper timing.

    After this was corrected, the light has not stayed off for more than 30 miles out of the dealership yet it runs fine. Since the first fix, they have replaced the PCM and cam stator assy. Still showing light since this service on Aug 29. I have not yet sheduled a new appt. but I will be taking it back when I have the time.

    Any comments on a cause, I'm sure the dealer service need a clue.
  • I have 26k miles and use the same fuel (regular) since new. Now I notice that the engine pings on hilly drives such as rt 92 heading to Half Moon Bay. I also notice what at first I thought was torsion bar creak or catalyst expansion noises but now believe may be backfire when the engine is cold...any feedback would be much appreciated...
  • i have 86 k on my 97 f 150 the turn signals will usually be alright on cold start up but if i make a stop and restart suddenly no signals.ive changed the battery and alternator and the voltage is textbook ie about 14.7 which used to be right (fords take a little higher voltage)there no relay for nthe turn signals that i know of.
    its a little maddening grrrrrr help please
  • I am tring to take off my headlight fixture on my 95 f-150 truck. There are 3 retaining clips that hold it on. I was wondering if anyone had any tricks to taking it off or do I have to purchase a special tool to do this.

    thanks for any help

    matt
  • I was hoping soemone might tell me a link to a site where I can learn more of the specifics of older (1995) F150 4x4's.

    Things like option codes, HP ratings, towing capabilities etc.

    Also, links to performance mods and accesorizing.

    Thanks,
    Keith
  • Try the following:


    http://www.f150online.com


    http://www.F150world.com


    They both have forums sections where you can ask

  • bpetbpet Posts: 16
    I have a 2000 F-250 SD lariet that has the single disc CD player in in the radio. When I start my truck the radio comes on to a default volume setting no matter where the volume was set to when I turned the truck off. I would like to know if anyone knows how to change this default setting. I asked at the dealer and and none of the service people knew anything about it.
  • bessbess Posts: 972
    If your below a certain volume ( 0 to 3 bars on the volume scale), when you shut off the truck, it will turn on at the same volume you turned it off. If your above that volume when you turn the truck off, then it will turn on at 3.

    There is no setting to disable this feature..
  • vcorsvcors Posts: 1
    I RESCENTLY ORDERED MY FORD F-150 LARIAT AND RECEIVED IT IN JAN. 2001. AT 700 MILES, THE TRANSMISSION BLEW. FORD REPLACED IT AT NO COST TO ME.SINCE THAT TIME THE IDLE AND SHIFT PATTERNS HAVE BEEN VERY ROUGH AND UNPREDICTABLE.
    LAST WEEK, I WAS IN A HEAD-ON COLLISION AND WAS SENT INTO A TELEPHONE POLE AT APPROX 25 MPH.WITH THE COMBINATION OF RECALLED SEATBELTS AND THE FACT THAT THE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY, MY WIFE AND I WERE INJURED, BUT LUCKY TO BE ALIVE.
    I CONTACTED FORD TO FIND OUT WHY MY $31,000.00 TRUCK, WHICH I BOUGHT FOR IT'S SAFETY RATINGS, IN MY OPINION, DID NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY.
    FORD TOLD ME THAT I SHOULD BRING THE AIRBAG SENSORS TO A FORD DEALER AND, AT MY EXPENSE, WILL TEST THE SENSORS AND TELL ME IF THEY ARE RESPONDING PROPERLY.WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY WOULD SAY? NO, THEY DIDN'T WORK CORRECTLY,PLEASE SUE US?

    I'VE OWNED FORD TRUCKS FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS, BUT I WILL NEVER BUY ONE AGAIN.
  • Have a 99 F350 V10 SRW Auto with 65,000 miles. The exhaust heat (I guess) caused the two small diameter hoses connected to the EGR control valve to disintegrate and pieces of the hose jammed the control valve. It cost $300+ and was not covered under the Warranty Direct Policy which excludes emission components. The valve is located above the driver side head.
  • I've got a 99 F-150 with 57k. Few problems, but nothing that ever left me sranded. Ive had the driveshaft housing replaced at about 20k. The speedometer head and idle sensor was replaced at 55k. The thing that never feels right, is the alignment. It has pulled to the right, since the first day I had it. Other than that, not much else
  • You may want to check with Ford, I am not sure but I think they are required to cover some emission items under warranty for 100,000 miles.
    Good Luck...
  • hutch7hutch7 Posts: 88
    After several years of continuous problems with my '97 F-150 ext. cab I finally reached my limit with my latest engine problem. Coolant leak from the timing chain cover (AGAIN!) Ford refused to admit there was a problem with the engine, and when I finally pointed out the leak to the dealer, they agreed and charged me $65.00 for troubleshooting! Needless to say the $31,000 SCREW
    I was planning on getting this year has turned into a Tundra (forgive me guy's but I'm way to PO'd at Ford).
  • Bot truck in early '96. Dealer put 4.10 gears 'cause it wouldn't pull my 8000 lb bote. Werks great now. 16 mpg city, 20+ hwy if I keep it under 65. 8-12 mpg towing. Usually get better mpg in hills. Over Donner Pass-8,000 ft- gets better mpg than flat hwy. Weird. Piston slap started at 14k miles. No worse at 90k. Guess it's not a problem. Tranny shifts good as now. Best truck ever. Too bad Fords CEO is a green weenie and is selling Ford down the Eco-nut river. Hope the Nissan full size has a diesel option.
  • From WND, 10/18/01:

    Ford recently gave the Audubon Society five million dollars. Audubon and The Nature Conservancy, funded the infamous "Wildlands Project" promoted by Earth First! founder Dave Foreman, and Dr. Reed F. Noss. This plan seeks to convert "at least half" of the lower 48 states to "core wilderness areas" which are off-limits to humans, and surround those areas with "buffer zones" managed by government for "conservation" objectives.

    This plan, consistent with the unratified Convention on Biological Diversity, became a high priority for the Clinton-Gore administration's Ecosystem Management Policy. These policies have shut down logging, mining and ranching operations across the west, and continue to threaten the livelihood of farmers and rural people across the country.

    Rural people are among Ford's strongest and, heretofore, most loyal customers. Young Bill has completely ignored this customer base and, instead, turned to his Ivy-League, soccer-mom, SUV-driving environmentalist buddies for advice. He is betting that they outnumber and can outspend the working-class, pick-up-driving common folks. The jury is still out.

    My question: Where are we going to live and grow our food when the greens take our land from us?
  • You will just have to fly or walk to your home and work. Seriously though, these people are trying to save the planet. HEY... IT'S MY PLANET TOO!!! Just like everything else though, a balance is reached between the pocket mulching, bunny hugging all 4X4's are bad weenies and the Jerk that trespasses on private property, blazes new trails and leaves his garbage where it falls. You hit the biggest problem on the head though is the financial backing these organizations get from ignorant people who send money to any faceless entity that says save the planet. We are simply out cashed.
  • frobeyfrobey Posts: 17
    Ummm, this is way off topic for pickup truck problems but since I suppose I would be considered an "eco-nut" I had to speak up.

    I do a lot of volunteer work with both Audubon and Nature Conservancy and have never seen them "take" anyone's land. If TNC determines that a particular piece of property has something that is worth preserving then TNC will work with landowners to either buy their land at full market value or have a conservation easement put on the land which in return for a tax break the owner agrees to some level of non-development, the more strict the easement the higher the tax break. Logging, farming, and even house building are allowed under an easement depending on how it is written.

    Wilderness areas does not mean that it's off-limits to humans just off-limits to motorized vehicles/equipment. That means you park your pickup and walk in (and leave the chain saw in the cab :) We need places like this where you can get away from the ordinary grind and just hang out in nature.

    It's probably better to take this topic off the board and not waste bandwidth of folks that want to know about problems with their pickups. If you want to flame/slam me you're welcome to blast me an email at fjr69@hotmail.com

    As far as a pickup problem my 2001 F350 has a strange problem with cruise control. When I'm going up/down a hill you can feel the truck speed up/slow down. It's especially noticeable going down hill. If it's a long enough hill it almost makes ya sick it's so jerky. I took it in to the Ford dealer where they replaced a brake spring that had broken which fixed the problem I had with it just shutting off after hitting a bump but that didn't fix this problem.

    Frank
  • Gas or diesel and is it a manual or an auto?
  • utopiautopia Posts: 24
    I bought a 2001 F-150 XLT, supercab in March 2001 - have 6800 miles on it. I love the truck - NO problems, & actually it's the best riding vehicle I've ever had - car or truck. Unfortunately, we need a "family" vehicle as our 16 yr. old son gripes about the room in the backseat for longer trips. So...we paid a little over $22,000 for it & the best I've been quoted yet on trade-in is $17,300!!! CarMax quoted $16,100!!! These quotes are waaaayyyyy off KBB & Edmunds trade-in values, so am just trying to figure out if we're being low-balled or if the 0% int. being offered on new trucks is killing resale of "very slightly" used. Any ideas or comments? Thanks...
  • bessbess Posts: 972
    Interesting situation.. After I think about it some what your seeing might actually make sense..

    Just playing around with numbers..
    Customer is looking to buy a truck. Their choices are a used truck that the dealer is selling for around 18,300 (figure 1k dealer markup for profit). But the 0% and low interest rates don't apply to that truck.. Payment for 3 years @ 7% $565

    Or they can buy a brand new 2002 truck for 22k with 0% interest for 3 years, payments: $611

    Will people buy the used truck, or for $50 more a month buy the brand new one? To really start to even things up, what would it cost to add an extra year of warranty to the used truck?
  • modvptnlmodvptnl Posts: 1,352
    Go to 60 months @00 and you have 360 a month for new compared to probably 400+ for used. It's a no-brainer right now to buy new which makes ANYTHING used WEAK!!!
  • bessbess Posts: 972
    It's my understanding that the 0% only applied to the 36month, and the 48 and 60 months had something like 2.9% interest, which is still very low.
  • Hi Rob,
    owned a 1991 Dodge Dakota and went through almost the same kind of situation,I hope you were able to resolve your problems,I have felt your kind of pain!!!!I have owned a TOYOTA since i dumped that P.O.S. Dodge.
  • I have a F-150 setting in my yard with a blown motor in it.
    The ford dealer said that the cam bearings are bad and that the motor could not be repaired. I would need a new motor. come to find out ford had a recall on the trucks but my ford was not covered
    under the recall because it was not made in the same plant as the recall was on.
    Water from the cooling system has leak threw the wall and on to the lower cam in turn freez up the motor after a while. This is known to Ford and motors have been replace in most of the trucks.
    Can any one tell me what I can do before I send it back to the bank and my credit will no longer be any good. I need help please.
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