Had it towed home, checked the threads and replaced the plug and coil. But I am lucky that the engine compartment did not catch fire from gas and vapors in the engine area. Problems and things to look for. Check engine light came on. The check engine light came on. Any idea what may be causing this problem? By - December 11, 2014 Contributors: Gary Wescott This article applies to the Ford F-250, F-350 Super Duty 2005-2014. Warped rotors could be causing your steering wheel's vibration.
I partially got my truck into a turn lane, and after 5 minutes of repeated cranking the truck started again only to stall out 15 seconds later. Ford put the V10's spark plugs at the bottom of a five inch deep well, and only left enough room to allow for about four threads worth of spark plug engagement in the cylinder head. After Ford recognized this problem, they offered a slightly redesigned replacement part which is not in direct contact with the steel frame. Fortunately this did not cause an accident, as the area was suburban and people drive a bit less aggressively than they do in columbus, where I live. But now 8-2014 it happen again on different spark-plug. This is not my first diesel. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
Auto trans go out eventually - watch for poor shifting, electrical issues mirrors, elec seats, windows. The cause of the fire was undetermined. Truck was nose into an intersection before I was able to steer it to a stop. The mechanic there said that it droped a rod and the crankshaft was shot. Figure out what might be causing your engine to misfire here. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
If you can hear rattles, the timing chain may have become loose due to the blown out tensioner. The bad: owner claimed it gets between 24-28 mpg on the freeway and 18-20 in the city. While parked, the contact noticed flames coming from the grill of the vehicle and from under the hood. Wait until you see that flow increase 2 or 3 times, and air should be out of system, and top up coolant in rad, put cap back on, and check that return bottle is at proper level as well. Try wiggling the wiring harness while it is idling. Because the electrode is welded to the bottom part of the shell, it creates a natural breaking point.
I pulled over and had to be towed to a Ford dealer 10 miles back. Perhaps its the dealership covering up, but I would not put it past Ford to be behind this. Upon inspection found plug and coil damaged by fuel rail. The vehicle was burned from the tires to the windshield and dashboard. Plan to buy one soon if its never been done. Ford should really own up to the problem before someone get hurt or dies from carbon monoxide poisoning. When spark plugs are damaged, motoring experts recommend replacing them with more reliable heli-coils.
No engine is problem free, but the 7. Explained problem to service writer. Reply back if you find codes and we can go from there. They seem to keep replacing less costly components and giving me the truck back. Next day truck would try to crank but wouldn't fire up.
The cam position sensor has failed 3 times since purchase of this truck in Dec 2000. If the cap gets blown off by the pressure, it had bad blow by. The couple of times that it did turn over, it was just for a few seconds and really rough. Looks to be in pristine shape. No advance warning or check engine light.
Some things to look for: soot around the firewall, indicates leaking uppipes, typical problem for these trucks. Also I would always always run conditioner to prolong their life. I've had every variation i think. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. It was as if I had turned the ignition switch to the position just prior to the key removal position. They woke myself up in the main house on the property and we called 911 and started spraying the building with a house, as this is a very dry area in southern California.
Here's what you should know before buying a Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty. It is an extreme safety hazard to be stopped in front of fast moving oncoming traffic. Plan to buy one soon if its never been done. Engine shut off without warning due to faulty camshaft positioning sensor synchronizer. Looks to be in pristine shape.