About Ford F-550 Super Duty
Ford F-550 Super Duty is a heavy-duty pickup truck manufactured and marketed by Ford Motor Company since 1999. The first Ford F-550 Super Duty was launched in early 1998 as an early 1999 model to replace the previous 1987-1997 F-Super Duty chassis cabs. As a truck with a giant towing capacity, it has received "Topline Pulling Power" award and best work horse as well as "Gear of the Year" for 2011. Up to today, F-550 Super Duty has been produced through three generations.
The second generation Ford F-550 Super Duty (2008-2010) was released in 2008 model year. It offered XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and the Harley-Davidson trim levels. And both engines gasoline engines and diesel engines were main power sources. All engines were mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed automatic transmission. Then in 2011, F-550 Super Duty received an upgrade marked the start of the third generation (2011-present). Apart from the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch trims carried over from the second generation, it has new trim named Platinum. The F-550 Super Duty now gets powers from 6.2 L SOHC V8, 6.8 L Triton V10 and 6.7 L Power Stroke Turbodiesel V8 engines, which are attached to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Ford F-550 Super Duty Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a heavy-duty pickup truck, Ford F-550 Super Duty is designed for hauling and transporting heavy goods, which in return would speed up its wear. Drivers found these two common problems happened on it for your future diagnoses:
First, engine problem. This problem shows as a rough running engine. Owners complained that they had to refill oil constantly as engines possessed a poor fuel economy. Sometimes they would be get stuck at somewhere because the engine stalled and failed to start again. Hydrostatic lock phenomenon would also happen. If you have also sense the engine has a problem like above, you can try checking if the fuel tank is bad.
Second, transmission failure. According to F-550 Super Duty drivers, transmission shifted harshly and roughly and cruise control stopped working sometimes the vehicle did not start or cannot move. At the meanwhile, the transmission would go into different gear than selected. Or the indicator did not match the gears they were in. Once your F-550 Super Duty is suffering from above symptoms as well, you are advised to replace the transmission speed senor (or transmission position sensor), shift cable and flywheel.
Fog light bulb plays an important part in helping drivers see clearly forward road conditions, especially in adverse weathers such as foggy, heavy rain and so on. In case any accidents happened in extreme weather conditions, you had better make sure your fog light bulb works well.
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