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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Problems and Solutions



  • My fathers 1990 F250 stalls when it is cold. If you give it gas it just stalls. It is even hard to restart cold. Once it warms up it runs fine. Any ideas. Thanks
  • Played the radio till shut off, still had enough battery left to crank, let run for 40 minutes. The next morning would not crank. Battery was good, engine turned over like always. One 30 amp fuse under hood was shot, replaced, still would not crank. Getting spark at spark plugs, no smell of gas after trying to crank.
    What should I check next?
    Thanks in advance.
  • Have they checked the balance of the driveshaft. That sounds like the cause to me.
  • ldholtldholt Posts: 3
    I have a F-250 Super Duty Powerstroke and it randomly shifts hard. Sometimes it will go all day and not shift hard, and then some days it will shift so hard that the cab will vibrate. I had Ford change the fluid and filter, but this didn't help. Someone suggested that it might be either the bands are loose or the computer has a glitche. Ford has no idea!
  • ak_edak_ed Posts: 2
    HELP I have a 99 250 superduty w/ auto transmission and Diesel. I replaced the Transmission after it dumped all fluid and burned up while in 4 wheel drive at 89000 miles. I am now at 135000 miles. Recently, while in the mountains I shifted to 4 wheel drive pulling up a rocky but not strenuous trail. Almost instantly when I went to 4 wheel drive AT fluid started pouring out from the transmission area. By the time I had covered 300 yds I had dumped 12 of the 17 qts of fluid on the ground. The transmission slipped at that point and I immediately shut down. When I realized that my leak started exactly when I went to 4 wheel I shifted back to two wheel, refilled the transmission and have driven the truck at least 2000 more miles without loosing a drop of fluid. This was a repeat of the exact experience I had at 89000 miles but this time I stopped before the transmission was damaged. As long as I stay out of 4 wheel I seem to be fine.

    My question is 1. Is this a transmission problem, transfer case problem, both or just a connecting line between them? 2. What is involved in fixing it? 3. Has anyone else had similar problems? 4 am I OK driving it this way for a while?

    I would appreciate any info that any of you have on this. Thanks

  • anclasanclas Posts: 3
    Still can't find the problem....the air from the blower on my 98 F150 changes from the panel vents to the defrost vent when the vehicle is under acceleration. Can't find any vacuum leaks. Has anyone had this experience?
  • runjimrunjim Posts: 4
    What year is your 250?
    It's amazing to me to read posts from even '03, '04, '05 Ford truck owners describing the same hard thud shifting - that I'm getting on my '94.!!

    (I had a '97 f-150 that ran beautifully all the time)

    If it comes back, I'm going to hang a video camera down under the truck to try to see what the f**k is punding so hard under there.
  • I Have a 2000 Ford F-250SD With a V-10 Gas in it. The problem I have is that on damp days it will not stay running with out my foot on the gas holding it at about 1000rpm for a few minutes. I have had people look at it cant find a problem anywhere. I have a brand new battery, and the alternator is putting out plenty at about 14.25VDC. Any one know what might be causing this
  • Update on my electrical problem: I have narrowed the problem down to the wiring in the steering column that goes to the overdrive bypass switch. I have not gotten into the wiring yet but found when I move the shift lever around it will blow the fuse.
    Thanks to some help from South Bay Ford in Gardena California I am on my way to getting the problem solved.
  • wpalkowskiwpalkowski Posts: 493
    It may be that the Idle Air Control Valve (IAC) is starting to fail. You have to keep your RPMs up to keep it running, and as it gets worse the truck just won't idle at all and dies as soon as you back off the throttle. The IAC valve is one of the few common failures on the V10.
  • anclasanclas Posts: 3
    I have the same problem with a 98 150 shifting hard from 2-3. I let off on the gas before it shifts to avoid the hard jump into the next gear. Has been getting more frequent.
  • ldholtldholt Posts: 3
    Mine is a 2000 Ford. Someone said it could be the modulator valve. Who Knows?
  • ldholtldholt Posts: 3
    My 2000 started shifting hard at 104,000 miles. It now has 139,000 and getting worse. Kinda strange that it started right after warranty expired.
  • KCRam@EdmundsKCRam@Edmunds Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,495
    This sounds like seal leak. Wherever you take your truck for service, have it put on the lift and "drive" it in 2wd, then shift to 4-High and see if it dumps fluid again. That should pinpoint the exact problem for the mechanic.

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  • My 05 F150 Lariat 4x4 with 2,700 miles just got back from the dealer after having a vibration problem between 55 mph and 65. The vibration was felt more in the gas pedal than in the steering wheel or anywhere else. I guess the dealer had seen this problem before because on just my first they rebuilt the entire rear end replacing both the rack and pinon gear and some other small plates (clutch plates?). The problem seems to be gone for now but I still feel a slight vibration in the gas pedal at all speeds. Does anyone feel a vibration in their gas pedal?
  • I have about 62,000 miles on my F350SD Diesel. Just recently when I hit a bump in the road the front end will vibrate. The vibration sounds and feels like you are running over rumble strips in the road. When I strike another bump in the road the vibration will go away and come back when another bump is struck. Yes, I have plowed snow with it this past year. The problem seems to be worsening, but the
    steering wheel does not shake and the truck goes straight.
  • fox2005fox2005 Posts: 1
    Has anyone had any problems with the 2004 6litre F350 superduty - problem is engine making a missing noise, doesn't matter if we are pulling the fifth wheel or just driving around town, it happens during acceleration. Have taken it in to numerous Ford dealerships however, they haven't been able to pinpoint the problem, the EGR valve has been replaced twice, that wasn't it, then they replaced the turbo, that wasn't it, so it sits at the dealership for another 'great' idea. CAN ANYONE HELP - IDEAS ANYONE.
  • I had a similar problem with a 1994 f150. It was downshifting and upshifting hard. It took about 4 years to resolve my prolblem. It was the MLSP switch on the side of the transmission. Part and labor was $143.00. The irritating part of it is Ford issued a TSB for this problem in March, 1995. I talked with Ford at Dearborn and a local dealership about the problem I was having and neither mentioned the TSB.
    You can backup and review messages #1270, 1273, 1276, 1280, 1286, 1292, and 1319. I wouldn't guarantee it but it might be worth a try.
  • Dear Chuck, I am writing you to inform u of a problem i had with a 1993 ford escort. It seems that i wrecked the electrical in the steering wheel. Now with the great brain trust at ford this shorted out the fuse when shifting the car into drive, so in order to drive i had to put new fuses into the fuse box just to get the car moving. I would hope that this problem still is not an issue 10 years later but hey its ford. I hope this sheds some lite on the matter. One question with all these probelms why stay ford i moved on, lets just say i joined a revolution.
  • Yep I had the same problem ,so far they have replaced the clutch plates and rack and pinon twice, replaced all 4 rotors, and i still get a little vibration , I think the timing might be off a degree or two. ford said everything checks out ok , yea right,
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