About Ford F-450 Super Duty
Ford F-450 Super Duty is a heavy-duty pickup truck manufactured and marketed by Ford Motor Company since 1999. The first Ford F-450 Super Duty was introduced in 1998 for the 1999 model year as the replacement of 1987-1997 F-Super Duty chassis cabs, and since then, it was officially added into the long-lasting and eminent Ford F-Series Super Duty lineup. As one of the best-selling trucks, Ford F-450 Super Duty has been through three generations.
The second generation Ford F-450 Super Duty (2008-2010) went on sale in 2008 model year. The model lineup for it is the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and the Harley-Davidson. In this generation, F-450 Super Duty got its towing capacity increased from 26,000 lb to 33,000 lb though it only was powered by a 6.8 L Power Stroke Sequential Turbo V8 diesel engine, which is attached to a standard 6-speed manual or optional 5-speed automatic transmission. In 2011 Chicago Auto Show, Ford has announced the third generation Ford F-450 Super Duty (2011-present) would come. It comes with trim levels including the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. F-450 Super Duty now gets power mainly from either a gas or diesel engine. The gas option is 6.2 L SOHC V8 as well as an optional 6.8 L V10 and the diesel is a new 6.7 L Power Stroke V8 engine. However, only available transmission is the 6-speed automatic transmission.
Ford F-450 Super Duty Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a heavy-duty pickup truck, Ford F-450 Super Duty is believed to be burdened too much. After it reached to certain mileage, it is normal that some problems on it would start to show:
First, suspension system problem. It is natural the suspension system would wear as time passes by. The common signs include vibrations and bouncing while driving, the F-450 Super Duty starts to tilt to one side and bottom out. Uneven tire wear and leaking fluid are also obvious signs. Sometimes, it would take longer to stop or swerve while braking. If you have also braking problem like descriptions, you had better check not only the shock absorber, leaf spring bushing and coil springs but also the brake backing shields and brake dust shields.
Second, cooling system problem. This problem usually shows as overheating engine, which will shorten the lifespan of the Navigator. According to experience, they found that the coolant always leaked and had to refill the coolant constantly. Sometimes, the Low Coolant Light would keep on and the radiator hose was collapsed or damaged. In this case, coolant reservoir and radiator are auto parts that need checking.
In order to keep your Lincoln Navigator at the prime condition at any time, other easy-to-wear parts also need your attention. Wiper arm, as a key component of the windshield wiper, would break if used for too many times. Once poorly operated wiper blades are found, wiper arm needs a replacement.
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