pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,800 miles

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2001 Ford F-250 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 152006

F-250 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


- the contact has a blown head gaske, and white smoke was coming from exhaust system. Temperature gauge was up due to mixture of antifreeze in oil. The contact noticed smoke coming out while driving at normal speed and weather conditions. Van has been serviced on several occasions and problem still exist.

- Powders Springs, GA, USA

problem #4

Dec 042004

F-250 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Spark plug blew out of the head on the engine.

- Crete, IL, USA

problem #3

May 052002


  • miles
When the vehicle is at a complete stop and consumer will try to start moving vehicle will go into idle and not move for about 10-15 seconds before moving again. Contacted dealer, and theyare aware of problem, but can't remedy it.

- Newport, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 132001


  • miles
Upon entering the highway, the truck suddenly started having problems, the R.P.M. gauge started fluctuating from 1000 to 3000 R.P.M., it squealed and jerked into gear and a popping noise was coming from the right side of the front end. The dealer could not find any problem, but he suggested that it could have been the clutch fan slipping. Consumer experienced again what he felt was transmission problems but the light never flashed on the overdrive column so taking note of what was happening and continued driving. Then the light started flashing on the overdrive column, within seconds, consumer noticed a large puff of black smoke coming from under the truck, the R.P.M. gauge went to below 1000, the truck lost all power, and the cab started filling with smoke, fire was escalating under the truck and hood. Possible engine failure.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #1

Jul 012001

F-250 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When coming to a stop engine acts like it wants to keep going, this has happened 8 times since July. Vehicle taken to 2 dealers, neither could find the cause. Please add further comments.

- East Greenbush, NY, USA

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