However this did not remedy the problem. . Enjoy the truck and would not hesitate to by another one. I asked the dealer if the re-flashing could be reversed and was told no. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 111,000. Or I had one last month! Zero From Wholesale Auction 2003 Ford F350 7. Also the temp at the time was around 20 degrees f.
I was traveling on the highway around 45mph when the truck just shut off and due to no power steering I was unable to pull of to the side of the road. The concern is the run away engine. The manufacturer was contacted and denied assistance with the repairs due to the age of the vehicle. Please verify any feature, equipment, and history prior to purchasing any vehicle. Customer care and was told that the truck was out of warranty and that the cost to repair 1500. After many attemps to restart the engine I was helped to push the vehicle off to the side of the road where it sat for about 45 minutes and after a final attempt it started as normal and has been running fine since. The dealer performed a diagnostic which located the failure at the egr exhaust system valve but the dealer did not replace the egr valve.
Then the steering box came apart, it was replaced then I had a headlight wiring problem. Ford warranties diesel engines to 5 year 100,000. The Cummins is a dwarf compared to the Powerstroke. At 3015 miles the turbo failed. Will I ever buy Ford again? The problem has progressed to the point that the vehicle has complete loss of power at stop, particularly when in reverse. So we started talking about it and he evacuated to Oklahoma from Houston with all his horses in a horse trailer, and has a similar story to yours, but in the end had enough and traded it in on a brand new one. Lots of exhaust smoke came from the tail pipe but there was no power.
Additional fees may include any required government fees, emissions testing, and state taxes. The only temporary fix is to turn the engine off and restart the vehicle. At that point the egnition was shut off and the key removed. I got diagnostics done and the head gaskets blew. A lot of 03 lemons gave the oval boys a nasty black eye.
I pulled off the road and called Ford north scottsdale. My concerns are what will happen when the warranty runs out and I need to pay 1500 for a turbo or new engine or injectors. They cant stand behind their product or help their customer. A big one at that. The number 1 and number 3 injector had failed and there was a new oil leak. I have 563012 kilometers 300000 plus miles on it, and it still pulls strong with my 8000lb 5th wheel. Don't give up on old blue just yet.
The consumer had a multitude of problems with the vehicle lacking power and blowing out white smoke, at times the vehicle would hesitate on start up, it jerked when the consumer attempted to accelerate, there was a rattling noise when the consumers foot was released from the accelerator. Bell Ford said they blew because the coolant went out and blew out the water, which overheated the coolants. Ford has now told the fleet service department they are aware of the problem but do not know how to fix it. The engine was checked for any visual problems and then started again. I do think they exterminated most all of those bugs though.
I dropped the truck off at bell Ford in arizona on Tuesday June 24 to learn that my warranty expired may 28, 2008. My spouse was nearly rear ended by a hay truck while trying to get onto the highway. I don't know what kind of turbos they come with, but it has a few treats in there some where. I am considering giving them back the keys. My entire rig - truck, trailer and horses, had to be towed home and then the truck towed to the mechanic.
Not sure what they did the 1st time. In March 2009, while towing a tractor, the truck lost power and again it emitted smoke and there was a harsh jerk. The Duramax and the Cummings cannot even compete with the 6. It finally stalled and completely shut off in the middle of traffic and I had to coast to the side of the road where white smoke started pouring out from under the hood. I am disabled and on social security with a very fixed income and cannot afford the cost of this repair.