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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Problems and Solutions

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  • shakeyf250shakeyf250 Posts: 2
    I just got the truck back from the dealership today and haven't had a chance to test drive it on the interstate, they replaced the steering box with a new one, but i'm still skeptical about how it will drive, we'll see.
  • Check out www.forddefects.com or Consumerreports.com and search on Ford Spark Plugs. This is happening all over the country. Ford refuses to acknowlege the problem and everyone who brings it up to the customer service department is told that it is something that rarely happens and there is nothing that Ford can do about it. If I were you, I'd sell the Ford and buy something that the manufacturer will stand behind.
  • lopezslopezs Posts: 7
    is it bad to have a dead cyclinder..im running off 7 right now...my truck is a V8 86 ford f-150
  • uga91uga91 Metro AtlantaPosts: 1,065
    Sorry to hear that...how many miles on that 20 year old engine?
  • adiheadadihead Posts: 4
    My truck: 1996 Ford F-250 7.3 L power stroke

    The problem: Flashing wait to start light- truck shuts off and will not restart until wait to start light comes back on. Is random, has no warning, no pattern to problem, only does it every few days. Truck also develops a very mild skip just prior to truck shutting off. After truck starts, skip doesn't seem to be present until problem occurs again. I have replaced the following: Crankshaft sensor, IDM Module, PCM, fuel pump, fuel heater, ignition switch, removed and cleaned all known or visible grounds, changed type of oil from delo 15w40 to shell rotella 15w40. I am completely at a loss as to what is causing this problem. Can you help? Thanks
  • lopezslopezs Posts: 7
    116000 right now...i have been fixin it up and just found out that....alot of new parts right now
  • fordnomorefordnomore Posts: 1
    We had problems with our 05 F250 truck shaking violently and dealer finally found a bulletin that explained what we were experiencing. Solution was to replace everything in the front end. Did that and you can just tell the truck is not right. I am not a happy person right now with the way Ford has handled my problem but what can you do.
  • lopezslopezs Posts: 7
    No my truck doesnt shake or anything...the onlything it does right now...when you push on the gas it starts to makes a popping sound...
  • david77david77 Posts: 2
    I just bought a 2000 F250 and have noticed a thump that occurs under the driverside floor with starts and stops. The dealer couldnt find anything. I look under the truck and dont see anything but the E brake cable and the frame. I thought the seat bolts were lose but they arent So any ideas? Thanks,dave
  • wpalkowskiwpalkowski Posts: 493
    Is your truck a Crew Cab? I had a similar weird thump under the cabin of my '01 F-350 Crew Cab on starts and stops when truck was brand-new. Also prevalent on low speed turns, especially on a slope. They didn't find any "thumbs" :P ;) under the floorboard. But, it turned out that my Cab mounting bolts were loose. Dealer torqued them to the proper spec and the noise has not come back. There's a bunch of bolts that have to be tightened from inside the cab, unfortunately, it's time consuming because you've gotta take out the seats, remove some trim pieces and pull back the carpet to get to them.
  • tcandsuetcandsue Posts: 4
    I replace the coil springs on my 2005 4x4 F-250 with stock F-250 coil springs and the problem is solved. The 4x4 springs are very stiff, and that causes the violent shaking when traveling at high speed and pot holes or rough freeway spots are encountered.
  • cssandorcssandor Posts: 1
    I just got today a 2006 Ford F250 Turbo diesel. After driving it for about 30 mi I got home and stopped the engine. I set the alarm and since then I can't turn on the engine!!! I would not start!!! I turn the key and nothing happens! Any suggestions?
  • bocacurebocacure Posts: 2
    I have the 92F150XLT and blew the tranny to smitherines at only 1,800 miles.Truck was just over the warranty in time,not mileage and Ford didn't want to know anything.Cost me $2,500.00 for a new trans.I swore I would never buy another Ford product but,lo and behold,I'm considering the 06 F150...Am I nuts????
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    I'm considering the 06 F150...Am I nuts????

    Maybe! :shades:

    There don't seem to be many widespread transmission problems on recent F150s, but you might like to read back as far as you care to go on this forum to educate yourself on the apparently unfixable vibration problems, and Ford's attitude toward their customers when they try to get a resolution.
  • waynedearwaynedear Posts: 1
    I have a 2000 model 250 diesel and 5 or six times I have experienced a stutter or momentary hesitation, like the old gasoline engine backfiring thru the carb. It happens only when the engine is getting up to speed and may not be completly warmed up. Has anyone else experienced this? Will it continue and is it a serious problem?
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Is there any reason you can't call your dealer and have it taken care of under warranty?
  • adiheadadihead Posts: 4
    My truck: It's a 1996 Ford F-250 7.3 L power stroke

    Flashing wait to start light- truck shuts off and will not restart until wait to start light comes back on. Is random, has no warning, no pattern to problem, only does it every few days.

    Truck also develops a very mild skip just prior to truck shutting off. After truck starts, skip doesn't seem to be present until problem occurs again.

    I have replaced the following: Crankshaft sensor, IDM Module, PCM, fuel pump, fuel heater, ignition switch, removed and cleaned all known or visible grounds, changed type of oil from delo 15w40 to shell rotella 15w40.

    I am completely at a loss as to what is causing this problem. Can you help? Thanks
  • ford624ford624 Posts: 75
    4byfour,
    My new Ford is a 2wd.
    I received nine thousand off the MSRP of my truck April 28th.
    I bought my truck from Frontier Ford in San Jose, California.
    Today, Friday the 26th of May is the beginning of Memorial Day weekend.
    This morning in the newspaper I saw ten thousand five hundred off.
    I am sure if you did a little shopping that you could do better.
    These Ford Trucks are so GOOD, that many die-hard Chevy lovers are buying them now.
    Happy Hunting and Good Luck.
    Jack
  • lopezslopezs Posts: 7
    I have a 1986 Ford F-150 302 just about 117000 miles on it...i need help fast with the problem....my truck wont start now....everytime i turn the key the truck turns on but for like 3sec and then dies...i have changed the fuel pump,fuel filter,ignition module,air filter,starter,battery,battery cables,...do i need to change the spark plugs,spark wires and iqnition coil as well...i done put to much in this truk and i really dont wanna give it up...it was running but one day wouldnt start...it has gas in it around 4G in it...can someone help me plezz....
  • jteleskyjtelesky Posts: 13
    The f-150 without question is the best truck of the lightweight division. Had vibration problem with mine and Ford Motor Co. took care of the situation. It is all in the way one approaches the problem; act like a gorilla and you will get no where. FORD is # 1........... :)
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    I'm glad you had your particular issue taken care of correctly. Unfortunately, there are others here with vibration problems that Ford are unable to resolve.

    By virtue of its design, probably associated with enhanced rigidity, the current F150 is highly susceptible to NVH problems. Some, like yours have an easy resolution. Others have proved impossible to fix. The causes are varied, as are the attempted fixes.

    Acting like a member of the Pongidae family has nothing to do with it ;) . The problem exists, and Ford has yet to find a solution.
  • rockinpopparockinpoppa Posts: 12
    Anybody tell me what colors are the glove box light and where they plug in under dash behind glove box????? Thanks
  • twocartwocar Posts: 95
    Have had my '04 F-150 Supercrew,Lariat,4x4 w/limited slip rear-end, 3.73 gears, and 5.4L Triton engine for about a year and a half. It has a little over 42,000 miles on it and suddenly on Saturday while just starting out the road at 40-50 mph it started shaking so violently that the windshield wipers were knocking against the windshield. Pulled over to see if I had a flat and nothing. Went on a 3 hour trip with no further problem. Sunday returned from 3 hour trip with no incident. Monday towed a boat about 7 miles with no problem. Tuesday no problem on 2 hour trip to a work site and none on the way home that evening. Wednesday morning exact same behavior as Saturday but I didn't stop as I was decelerating to a stop sign. Pulled on out and problem gone. Same problem this morning. Called Ford service locally and asked if Ford was having rotor problems and vibration problems as I had seen on here before but hoped I got lucky. Well, the service man heard of no rotor problem but heard of an Emergency Brake Actuator Switch problem. The kit installed is $165 plus tax and has two switches for each side. I am assuming the name isn't revealing as I figure this is a switch to control the ABS in conjunction with the Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBFD)system. It really pisses me off that I'm just out of warranty and this creeps up after virtually zero vibration problems. I religiously always pulled the park brake release 2 or 3 times out of habit even underway. Anyone heard of this?
  • Just a thought. If this happens, does the shaking make the vehicle hard to steer? If so, Ford used to have a problem where the front crossmember rivets would work loose (not break or fall out)and would shake the vehicle until you came to a stop. Replace the rivets with the correct grade bolts and that should do it. You will need to hit the rivets with a hammer to hear which bolt is loose or have the dealership do it.
    Hope this helps.
  • uga91uga91 Metro AtlantaPosts: 1,065
    I must have had a door sensor go bad on my 2005 SuperCrew as my "Door Ajar" light and warning message came on--with no door open. The doors won't lock with the key in the ignition as it thinks a door is open--and the keypad won't work, either. The interior lights stay on after getting out of the truck--again because it thinks a door is open. Dropped it off at my Ford store last night. Hopefully it'll be something simple like a door sensor gone bad and I'll have it back by lunch. We'll see in a few hours, I guess.
  • uga91uga91 Metro AtlantaPosts: 1,065
    It turned out to be a module on the key pad that needed to be reset. Glad to have it back!
  • jteleskyjtelesky Posts: 13
    My truck was not an easy resolution; your assumptions are wrong. Your philosophy lends itself to defeat. Regardless of the problem and mine was unfixable its in one's approach. good luck........
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Your philosophy lends itself to defeat. Regardless of the problem and mine was unfixable..........

    To quote from your original post: "Had vibration problem with mine and Ford Motor Co. took care of the situation."

    So apparently your problem wasn't unfixable?

    I'm not sure where my (or any other) philosophy applies, but it appears that current model F150s have a vibration problem that seems to originate from a variety of different triggers. These vary from brakes, to drivetrain, to suspension, to steering, to wheels and tires. Fixes range from the mass replacement of parts, to the attachment of mass dampers to the pickup bed.

    Sometimes the fixes work and sometimes they don't. For the owners who have trucks that fall into the 'don't' category, Ford has no solution. The usual response is along the lines of, "It's a design issue, not a quality or component defect. Therefore it's just a characteristic of the vehicle and not covered under warranty".

    As I said before, I'm glad you had your problem fixed, but not everyone has been able to share your good fortune. I believe that the failure to achieve a positive result has less to do with the unhappy customer's attitude, than it has with Ford's inadequacies. :(
  • gtg285hgtg285h Posts: 1
    Cylinder #4 was misfiring. I noticed an excessive amount of oil in the spark plug cavity and on wire after I removed the wire from the plug. The wire was coated with oil. What might cause oil to get on ceramic area of plug but not on the piston side?
  • tadragtadrag Posts: 10
    Check to be sure it is oil, Mine had a coolant leak from some of the heater hoses which then got sucked down into the spark plug cavity. It was coolant although it was pretty dark probably because it was a very slow leak, I never added coolant.

    My Ford guy said this was common and there was a kit available. I never got around to fixing it but sold the truck.
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