About Ford F-250 Super Duty
Ford F-250 Super Duty is a heavy-duty pickup truck manufactured by Ford Motor Company since 1998. The first F-250 Super Duty was introduced in 1998 for 1999 model year. It is the member of the renowned and long-standing Ford F-Series Super Duty lineup. Just like other Ford pickup truck, it has also received many awards such as the 2011 Truckin's "Topline Pulling Power" award, 2011 Popular Mechanics best workhorse and the best "Gear of the Year". Up till today, it has been produced for three generations.
The second generation Ford F-250 Super Duty (2008-2010) debuted in 2008 model year. There were six trim levels available: XL, XLT, Lariat, Cabela's, King Ranch, and Harley-Davidson. They got power from 5.4 L Triton V8 and 6.8 L Triton V10 petrol engines and 6.4 L Power Stroke V8 diesel engine mated to 6-speed manual transmission and 5-speed automatic transmission. In 2011 Chicago Auto Show, the third generation Ford F-250 Super Duty (2011-2016) was unveiled. It now offers XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trim levels. Available powertrains become 6.2 L SOHC V8 engine and 6.7 L Power Stroke Turbodiesel V8 engine attached to 6-speed automatic transmission.
Ford F-250 Super Duty Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a heavy-duty pickup truck, it is not easy to keep Ford F-250 Super Duty in handle. Not to mention if some problems are with it. Some drivers who have driven it for many times have provided some common problems they have encountered as follows:
First, death wobble or hyper shaking to lose control. It becomes harder for driver to control the F-250 Super Duty if it keeps shaking. Drivers complained that the car would tilt to one side as well as bounce or bottom out while driving. At the same time, intense vibrations can be felt through the steering wheel, which has become loose to deteriorate the handling ability. Maybe some clunking or rattling sounds would give out as well. Based on their account, it can be assumed the suspension system has gone wrong. Coil springs, drive shaft and sway bar bracket need a thorough inspection.
Second, transmission failure. According to F-250 Super Duty drivers, they found the indicator cable did not match the gear they were in. Either the vehicle started in another gear or won't go into gear at all. Furthermore, they had difficulty in shifting gears as well. Grinding noises kept come from underneath the vehicle as well as vehicle cannot be turned off. Transfer case, transfer case seal and shift cable may be the culprits of above symptoms.
In order to create a comfortable and safe driving environment, some parts need to be taken good care of. Fog light bulb can help driver see more clearly under adverse weather conditions such as foggy or heavy rains. Seat switch can provide convenience to occupants for adjusting appropriate angle and air filer can vent healthy air. You need make sure all these are in place to enjoy the benefits brought by modern cars.
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