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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Problems and Solutions



  • I have been trying to remove the startermotor from my 92' f250 diesel. Is there a bolt on the top side? And if ther is, how do you get to it to remove it? I have replaced starters before but this one has got me stumped.
  • You've got a power drain/short circuit somewhere in your truck. It's sucking down the battery over time and then pretty soon you don't have enough juice to start the truck. You're going to have to do some detective work to find it. Odds are, the culprit that's killing your battery is the relay or whatever is making the zz zzz zzz sound.

    Basically, you're going to have to start pulling fuses one by one and test to see whether current is flowing through that circuit even with the key off. (There are fuses both under the dashboard, and in a box near the firewall in the engine compartment, you'll need to check both.) You can do this with a current meter, or an electrical test lamp. Pull out fuse and put the probes from the tester across the two fuse terminals - if there's current flowing, the test lamp will light, or the ammeter will show a current reading. Some circuits, like the truck's engine computer always have a small current draw, but it's not going to kill a battery over night. The bad circuit will most likely make the lamp light up pretty brightly or show an amp or more of current draw on the meter. Check all the fuses. If you want proof that you've found the bad cicuit, leave the fuse out that has the current draw, and see if your truck starts the next day.

    Once you find the circuit that's got the excessive drain, you've still gotta figure out what's actually causing it. The owner's manual usually has a map of the fuses and tells you what each one controls. Finding the offender may not be easy, but at least you're now looking in the right spot. Happy Hunting.
  • wpalkowski, thank you so much. I've been so busy this morning, I just now had time to read your reply. I will definitely try what you suggested. I didn't get an owner's manual with the truck, but I'm going to try and find one. I wanted one anyway. Thanks again!

  • I have a 93 F150, 5L manual w/OD, with 147K miles. Have developed several problems but the worst is that about half the time, when I start up, the engine revs up (no tach so I don't know how much). I can shift, awkwardly, but the motor just stays revved up, for up to 5-6 minutes. Does anyone have any suggestions? I can't afford a big mechanic's bill so I'm kinda stuck trying to figure this out.
  • I also have a Ford F-150 Crew Cab (4x4) with 12,000 miles on it. About 4 months ago an intermittent vibration started at around 40-45MPH. it is worse when towing a trailer. It is really bad after the truck sits for a few days without driving it. I too thought I was getting a flat when I first felt it. After about 20 minutes of driving, it goes away but while it is doing it, it is pretty violent. My wife is afraid to ride in it. I have had it to the dealer twice. The first time they rebalanced and rotated the tires which did nothing. Now they tell me they don't know what it is and they have had no other complaints. I went to another dealer and got the same story. I find it interesting that all these people are experiencing this problem and the dealers seem to know nothing about it.
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    ...........vibration started at around 40-45MPH. it is worse when towing a trailer. It is really bad after the truck sits for a few days without driving it. I too thought I was getting a flat when I first felt it. After about 20 minutes of driving, it goes away but while it is doing it, it is pretty violent.

    Unlike most of the other vibration problems here, yours really does seem like it's being caused by the tires. Your symptoms are those of 'flat spotting', basically the tire flattens out at the bottom while sitting for some time. When you drive it gradually regains its original shape. Rotating and balancing won't help, you need to change tires to fix the problem.
  • I purchased a 2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L V8. I have not been able to find a locking gas cap for it. I was told Ford does not make one for this truck. Can anyone help on how I can get a locking gas cap?
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Stant lists a locking cap for the '05 5.4 F150, it's part number 10510. Should be available almost anywhere, but you should probably bear the following in mind:

    "Stant Responds to Locking Fuel Cap Shortage

    Connersville, IN…..In light of soaring fuel prices the past few weeks, it should come as no surprise that orders for locking fuel caps are running at several times normal volume. The effect of increased demand vs. available supply is being felt at Stant Mfg. Inc., the world’s leading producer of locking and other closure caps. “All Stant facilities are working 24/7 at maximum capacity to produce locking caps to meet this unprecedented demand”, said Gordon Hoffman, Director of Marketing for Stant Corporation. “We expect to be back to normal delivery schedules within a few weeks. In the meantime we appreciate our customers’ understanding and patience as we get caught up.”
  • I have a 2000 F350 and I got in it last night and it won't start. Batteries are strong and engine turns over. There is a gray box to the right of the steering column that makes a clicking noise. I listened to another truck of the same year and it didn't do it. Help!
  • I am having a bad miss in my 1997 F-150 4.6 Motor when accelerating. I have changed coil , spark plugs, Checked Vaccum Hoses, Fuel Filter, Plug wires. Anyone have any idea what might be cuasing this miss?
  • My 1997 Ford f-150 4.6 has a bad miss in the engine when under a load, when I sit and idle it runs fine. I have changed the spark plugs. plug wires, coils, fuel filter, one fuel injector ... I had it ran on the computer and no codes come up. Does anyone have any other suggestions. I actually did not change the spark plugs myself a local business in my area did that.
  • I have an '05 S/C 4x4 with limited slip. When you accelerate from a complete stop, you hear a distinct "clunk" coming from the rear end. Sometimes it is loud, sometimes you can hardly hear it, which tells me that it is not "normal". ..Anyone else experience this?
  • I also have an 05 supercrew 4x4 and I get the clunk, but only when taking off from a stop or nearly stopped. I took it in to the dealership and they don't think it is a transmission problem. No codes poped up right away. Taking it in on the 10th for a more thorough diagnostics check.
  • junityjunity Posts: 1
    I have a 1994 Ford F-250 4wd with manual locking hubs in the front. I was movin it into my buddies driveway to replace the wheel bearing and the entire wheel came completely of my truck. My problem now is I don't know how the damn thing came apart to repair. Someone please tell me how that damn hub is held on the spline. and how do I get the inner wheel bearing off. oh yeah it was the right side that came off.

    Thanks. :cry:
  • Please keep me posted on what they find...Also, has anyone noticed what sounds like a lifter (I know there are no lifters) "ticking" at idle. When I am in the truck with the radio off there is a very distinct metallic "tick" coming from the right front of the truck....
  • Have you tried
  • F150 ,1990 v8 320 5 liter, start and running like new but when pulling away no get up and good or going up hill. when i put the pedal to the floor it doesn't shift into over drive. could this be a vacuum issue . only codes i get are the o2 sensor is gone (it is new the 3 new one)and egr is not opening. trucks is getting 17 mph city. like to have the pick up other f150 have.
  • Anyone had the problem with a whistle noise above 55 mph on 2005 Supercrew?
    I have had my truck about 3 months and cannot find the problem. At 70 mph it will drive you crazy. Below 55 nice and quiet. Any help would sure be appreciated.
  • kenv1kenv1 Posts: 1
    did you get an answer to your post? Both of my locks have quit too. I'd be interested to hear of any advice you received. Thanks
  • My friend has a ford F-250 superduty truck that has been sitting a couple weeks.The other day got in and used the truck for a few minutes and when finished turned off the key and removed key.About 30 minutes go by and we could hear the radio on in the truck.The radio come on all by itself with the key in his pocket.This is really strange.Got in the truck and turned on the ignition and turned off the radio all is OK?for now.If you turn off the ignition without turning off the radio 1st it comes on after a few minutes or sometimes hours.Any hints as to what is wrong...This is a first for me.
  • dcadedcade Posts: 1
    I am trying to replace a bad front end bearing, but I can't seem to get the 4 wheel drive locking off to get to the spindal and locking nut to access the bearings. Can anyone help?

    Thank you
  • Are you getting the noise when you have the AC on. I have heard a similar noise when it is on but not with it off.
  • I need help, I have changed everything I can think of: spark plugs, wires, coils, fuel injector, air cleaner, fuel, fuel filter, injector cleaner, fuel sensor, no codes come up on computer, check engine light is not on, the miss is only on acceleration, it tends to be worse when the engine is hot, once up to speed miss is gone. Anyone with any ideas....?
  • Hey Micomark
    I also have a piece of junk 150 with the shakes, been to the dealer SIX times for the same thing. Changed the front rotors, new tires, drive shaft, re balanced tires again, oh yes very important the DAMPNER on the frame trick (ford's patch) didn't work either, and somethings they tried that they couldn't tell me about ??? Also called another ford dealer service department and they told me that there was a TSB on the ring and pinion gears ( laser cut wrong )... Let me know what happened with the court thing. Thanks, I feel your pain ! :lemon:
  • jrosasmcjrosasmc Posts: 1,711
    I have the opportunity to purchase my neighbor's truck, which is a '95 F-150 4x4 long-bed, 300 straight-six, E40D transmission. Although the bodywork is a little tired at 115k miles it still runs like it's new and he maintains it by the book without fail. He is trying to let it go for $2800.

    Now my main question is this- Are there any major weaknesses/trouble spots that the 300 six has?
  • Good torque - low horsepower ( for its displacement ) These motors have served me well .one was an 84 and the other was a 73.both trucks ran over 200,000 mls. with NO internal work ever.
  • Wow.... Your vibration problem sounds exactly what I went through with my 1991 F150 for 10 years. Just recently one of my vendors told me to give him the truck and he would straighten it out. I was using Uniroyal 31 x 10 x 15 all terrains. Believe it or not, it was the balance. I had 4 different sets of tires on that truck over the years and they all vibrated intermittently, mostly @ 55 to 65 MPH. Several different companies tried to balance them out with the same results. I can't tell you what type of balancer they used, but will find out. I finaly sold old faithfull and bought a new F150 Lariat 4 x 4 and love except for 2 things, gas mileage and the inability to lock out the hubs. Which go hand in hand. :( I called Warn and they claim they have no intention of making a kit for it. $$$$$$$$ I think the 4 x 4 on the fly is a big mistake, especially with fuel @ $3.00 per gallon.
  • i am having the same issue with my 90 f150 5.0 L what did you do to fix it?
  • Vinny - or anyone else- did the dealer fix your headliner rattle? I have a new 2005 SCREW w/ moonroof and the light hitting the roof is driving my nuts.

    Also have you had any trouble with the rear end? Specifically the slipping and "clunking" noise when taking off from a stop. I believe I read it is related to the clutch assembly in the limited slip differential.
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