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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Problems and Solutions



  • ronm1ronm1 Posts: 5
    I have a 2004 Supercrew too with 5.4 motor 3:73 gears. Had a noisy rear end-The dealer put in a new set of gears and Bearings--noise got worse, Oh I forgot had a bad vibration too to under load, gas mileage was 15.9 at best, the speedometer is 10 mph slow at 70, (that makes the 15.9 MPG closer to 13.5 MPG. After they replaced the first set of gears Ford would not let them do anything more to get rid of the noise, They had me wait for 3 more months for Ford to come up with a fix--they never did so I filed with the Dispute Settlement Board (DSB) gave them a pack of stuff that would choke a horse. Before it came before the board Ford contacted me and they installed a new rear end complete including the brake rotors and calipers, replaced the complete drive shaft (it now has 2 little like flywheel balancers on it, new cab mounts and rear motor mounts.
    They also reprogramed the computer, mileage is worse but its much smoother to drive (drive shaft or Computer?). In my appeal to the DSB is listed several things.
    The DSB made their decision!!!!
    This is a direct quote from the DSB "After careful consideration of this information and the relevant state law, the Board determined the rear end noise, vibration, engine noise, brake dust, and the fuel economy concerns do not represent substantial nonconformities. Therefore, the Board concluded no further action was necessary and the request for further repair was denied." To my knowledge they did not now Ford had already replace the rear end and mounts and They seemed to have forgotten Ford advertised 19 MPG highway, and my complaint was scored front rotors and excessive brake dust.
    They also stated the amount of days I was without a vehicle was not great enough, forgetting that I was told to wait 3 months for a fix. I live in a rural area and telephones are not available and cell phone coverages are spotty to non exstistant so when I had to travel I drove my other car rather than risk a failure on the road. and My wife of 50 years refused to go with me in a truck that might leave us stranded. GOOD LUCK --I GOT SHAFTED TOO.
  • ronm1ronm1 Posts: 5
    Just got my letter back from the DSB and I had Vibration and noise plus the motor sounds like a disel, the brake rotors look like they are 50,000 miles old and it suck gas like my old Hemi. They told me "the problems did not represent substantial nonconformites" and further repairs was DENIED..My truck is a 2004 Supercrew 5.4 CID 3:73 gears and 7,000 miles on it. You are one lucky guy.
  • Ed I would remind them that trucks are not supposed to vibrate. In my opinion if the truck has a problem they can not fix they should buy it back or give you a new one! Stand up for what is right.
  • mr.edmr.ed Posts: 5
    I just received my dsb papers for the hearing. Do you think by going in person to present my case will help or rather sit and wait for the outcome. I hate driving 200 miles then only to present my case in 10 minutes time frame...
  • I did mine by phone it was short and they were very friendly and just asked a few questions. I do not think they expect you to drive 200 miles.
  • drfdrf Posts: 1
    I also filed with the DSB and was turned down. What is the secret for getting a positive result? I have had a mechanical engineer check on my truck and he advised that the frame is far too stiff (a Ford exclusive??) and this sets up a resonant vibration felt throughout the whole truck.
  • kawboykawboy Posts: 2
    Does anyone know of a sucessful conversion of a Ford V-10 into a 1993 F-250 Supercab or other earlier version?
  • I am a die hard Toyota guy out looking at the true domestic lines. F-150, Dodge Chevy/GMC.

    While on a test drive today in a FX4 150 Crew I punched the accelerator a little and the truck stumbled. Checked gear selection and did it again the vehicle stumbled. Could have been interesting during rush hour.

    I like the layout of the cabs though.
  • blvd36blvd36 Posts: 1
    Contact your state Attorney Generals office and file a complaint to the Ford Motor Company & the dealership that is giving you the "run-around"
    The Attorney Generals office can be contacted through the internet, (it is a simple process). The Dispute Settlement Board is not helping claims for vibrations. WE ALL HAVE TO MAKE OUR COMPLAINTS BE HEARD!!!!!!!!!!
  • I have a problem with my front tank with it on the motor runs fine but when you put it in gear the motor will start to miss fire and run ruff
  • wpalkowskiwpalkowski Posts: 493
    I believe in '90 the front and rear tanks shared a common fuel filter. So if motor runs fine from rear, then it sounds like the front in-tank fuel pump is getting weak. It puts out enough gas to handle the motor's need at idle, but isn't making enough pressure to keep it going when driving.
  • Thanks i thought it was the fuel pump
  • krhkrh Posts: 3
    have a 2004 F250 SC with the 5.4 V-8 with the 4 speed auto transmission, 2600 miles. I'm still trying to get used to how it shifts. When I need to accelerate quickly from a complete stop the the Rpms sour but the truck doesn't until it shifts again. At one point it also will make an (air suction) noise in between shifting which allows a slight loss if power until it shifts again. The overall acceleration is fine, I hit 60mph easily it just doesn't seem very smooth. The dealership drove it and said everything was fine. My previous ford was a F-150 5 speed manual which I drove for 10 years. So the auto transmission is new for me in a truck but I feel like I'm driving a 6 cylinder instead of an 8. My guess at this point is I am driving a much heavier truck with much more drag on the engine which will take some getting used to. I've already towed over 7000lbs with my trailer and the truck has no problem pulling it, so I know it has all the power I need. Is this shifting normal?
  • I am having a problem with vibration, I have taken my truck to the dealership 3 times for this problem. I still have this problem they have replaced the tires 2 times,this does'nt help. I purchased the top of the line Lariat and I want it fixed. can anyone tell me if they have had thiers fixed. please help
  • twocartwocar Posts: 95
    Is your truck a supercrew or supercab? 4x4? What type tires have they tried on it? Manufacture date?
  • dmichaeldmichael Posts: 8
    i also have a 2004 f150 sprcrew fx4 it is currently in the shop it has 14000mil they also told me my tires was the cause of the vibration they did a roadforce ballence test and the problem is sill there now they are replacing the drive shaft my tires are extremly worn on the outsides i have owned ford trucks before and never had a proublem i think its fords new bad design on their trucks if this is a problem ford needs to replace our trucks they cost to much money for ford to use them as test subjects thats what it seems like to me we buy they learn at our expense
  • my truck is a 4x4 and the tires are goodyear the same as the truck came with (both new sets) they are c rated I dont know the exact because the truck is in the shop again.
  • dmichaeldmichael Posts: 8
    i also bought a 04 f150fx4 it has been in the shop on two ocations its in the shop now ford first told me it was my tires so they did a roadfroce ballence on it and then charged me for it .the truck only has 14000miles on it 4k when i bought it now its back in the shop they now say the vibration is from the driveshaft and they have ordered me a new on if this doesnt work i too am getting a lawyer they charge to much money to haveall these problems
  • My 2004 Ford F150 vibrates at about 65mph (in the steering wheel). I thought the tires weren't balanced properly so I took the truck in and that does not seem to be the cause. Apparently I am not ther only person with this problem. I plan on taking the truck to the dealership this week.
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