The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the failure. I am also looking at my other two trucks and wonder if they are safe to drive. The last couple of bolts will have to be remover with one hand while you hold the pan up with the other. Remove it and replace it with the new one. I brought it to my mechanic who replaced the fuel filters and thought I might have gotten some bad diesel. The dealer stated the fuel tank was delaminated and the interior paint had clogged the engine.
The failure mileage was 160,000. It only has about 100, xxx miles on it but the fuel tank delaminated and caused five injectors to go bad this is a safety concern. But yet all these tanks are find. The failure mileage was 24,000 and the current mileage was 46,000. With South bound traffic truck lost power could not control vehicle other traffic almost ran into the truck. This is clearly poor and defective craftsmanship and dangerous.
The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 55,000. Do not forget your fuel filters if it is time not changing fuel filters will cause injectore damage from lack of fuel pressure. The 2005 Ford F350 diesel truck stalled in traffic and would not run.
The truck never goes out of state. This problem is extremely common I have come to find out. Engine restarted and continue to operate normally and contacted and delivered vehicle to the servicing Ford dealership. The failure was contributed to the oil cooler and exhaust gas recirculation egr. Not to mention a costly fix and Ford cant even fill the tank orders its been on back order for 6 weeks.
On another occasion the vehicle was taken to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the pressure unit for the diesel pump needed to be replaced. After reading all the complaints on other web sites, this problem will unmask it self again down the road. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed that diesel fuel was causing the failure. . Take the bolts out on one side and catch all the oil you can. I also own three other diesel trucks a 1995, 1996 and 2000 and they all run on the same fuel from the same gas station.
To make a long and expensive story short the protective coating on the inside of the fuel tank was peeling off and clogging fuel delivery. After pulling off to the side of the road and restarted the truck it ran rough. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was driving approximately 45 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. It was towed to a location where the fuel filters were changed. Then drive to Texas and park under a newly fractured oil well and let the new oil rain into the engine.
Once it occured as I was pulling on to a fast moving highway and I almost caused an accident bacause I could not accelerate. The dealer replaced the fuel injectors, the turbo charger was replaced four times, the head gaskets, and the rear end rings however the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the fuel filter needed to be replaced. The mechanic advised replacement of the oil pump and fuel injectors. The dealer wants to replace this tank at my cost with a new one.
One month later it did the same thing while on the highway again it just died the mechanic says my fuel tank is the problem the lining inside the fuel tank is chipping away and it has gotten to the fuel system again this is a frequent problem with Ford diesel tanks and they wont take responsibility. The vehicle was not repaired. Check for leaks and fluid level before you take it for a ride. The engine was turned off, and restarted after waiting until the engine cooled down. Your transmission filter keeps the fluid in your transmission clean and free of debris. Put your drain pan under it. When servicing your transmission, make sure to replace your filter and pan seal.
The truck is only 3 years old and has only 25,500 miles. The contact then contacted the manufacturer and filed a complaint regarding the failure but no further assistance was offered. It was towed to the Ford dealer, who stated that the fuel tank had delaminated and the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was unknown. I have a 2005 Ford F350 diesel powerstroke that has the fuel tank lining falling off and its gotten to my fuel lines and fuel pump causing the truck to come to a complete stop while I was driving down the freeway hauling a 12ft trailer with a 10000 lbs tractor on it. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000. The vehicle would not restart despite the attempts of the contact and was towed to an authorized dealer.