Ford F-250 owners have reported 16 problems related to loud engine noise (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-250 sd. While driving approximately 55 mph, a loud noise was heard under the hood. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the spark plug thread in the engine head failed and caused the spark plug to separate from the engine. The contact indicated that the failure occurred on three separate occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000.
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The contact owns a 2000 Ford F-250. While driving 40 mph, the contact noticed an abnormal noise coming from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the spark plugs blew out and the engine cylinder head needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 163,000.
The contact owns a 1994 Ford F-250 sd. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle displayed a reduction in power and exhibited a loud, abnormal noise from the engine without warning. The smell of gasoline was emitted inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to independent mechanic, who installed a new insert, cylinder head, spark plug and coil. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 153,000.
The contact owns a 2001 Ford F-250 sd. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, he heard a loud noise as the vehicle began to lose power. Upon further investigation he noticed that a spark plug had been expelled from the engine at a high rate of speed. He could also smell gasoline on the engine. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and the contact was informed that there was not enough thread in the aluminum head to hold the spark plug. A heli coil was needed in order to add more threads. The contact stated that it was the second recurrence of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileage was 110,000.
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Was driving truck all of sudden I heard a loud pop then loud sound coming from under the hood. Called husband and took truck back home (approximately 2 miles). Husband started researching problem and found online that several people have had spark plugs explode and heard similar sound, this caused him to remove wires and inspect spark plugs. One of the spark plug had popped out and now the threads can't be used. I believe this is a known problem and Ford should be responsible for the damage.
Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Ford F-250 sd. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, a loud abnormal sound emitted from the engine compartment. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that the spark plug had exploded out of the cylinder head. The failure recurred several times. The last time the failure occurred, the vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 84,000. Pm.
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The contact owns a 2002 Ford f250 sd. While driving approximately 50 mph, the contact heard a loud noise outside of the vehicle and suddenly there was a reduction in the engine power. The contact maneuvered to the side of the road and then resumed cautiously to the residence. Upon reaching the destination the vehicle was inspected. The contact detected one of the spark plugs exploded from the head. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 142,000.
There was no event leading up to this failure it just happend the spark plug and coil blew out of the cyl head of the engine causing a loud noise and severe lost of power. The truck had to be towed to the repair shop to repair the head and rethread the spark plug hole. Looking on the internet for this same problem and found hundreds of complaints with the same problem.
The contact owns a 2004 Ford f250 super duty. While exiting the highway at 60 mph, the contact heard a loud noise. He drove slowly to an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that the right spark plug had come out of place. The current and failure mileages were approximately 84,000. Updated 10/13/10. Updated 10/19/jb.
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The contact owns a 2009 Ford f250 sd. The contact stated that there was a loud noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the noise was a normal characteristic of the motor but they decided to replace the cam shaft and vct solenoids as a temporary fix. The manufacturer was contacted who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure and current mileage was 16,460.
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Upon starting my 1999 Ford F-250 super duty, with the 5. 4 triton engine, I heard a loud noise from under the hood. Turned the truck off and popped the hood. The passenger side of the engine was on fire. Extinguished fire with garden hose, and found the 3rd spark plug from the front on the passenger side of the engine had blown out of the cylinder head, driving the ignition coil into the fuel rail repeatedly. The fuel rail ruptured, and the gasoline ignited. Less than 12 months after repairing the truck, the 2nd spark plug on the passenger side was ejected from the cylinder head exactly as before, but without a fire this time. From my research online, I have found far too many vehicles with the 5. 4 triton engine with the exact same problem that I have experienced, and I am totally appalled and disgusted that such an obvious design flaw is allowed to remain immune to any form of accountability. Ford motor company should hang it's head in shame, as well as any/every one who turns a blind eye in this matter.
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The contact owns a 2005 Ford F-250. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to maneuver the vehicle to the shoulder of the road. The contact stated that while attempting to restart the vehicle, it would make an abnormal noise and finally restarted after several attempts. The contact stated that vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis; however the failure could not be duplicated. The contact stated that the dealer updated the computer of the vehicle however the failure recurred. The contact stated that the failure would occur intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.
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Within 6000 miles of tune-up from Ford dealership in salem, va. A spark plug on passenger side 3rd back came out of head of engine causing loud noises and damage to head , was taken to garage and was told by them and numerous other garages I called that it would cost 800. 00 plus if was fixed on vehicle by tool from snap-on and no guarantee , to 2000. 00 plus dollars for head to be taken off vehicle and still no guarantee because of aluminum heads on a 2001 F-250 super duty truck and I am on a fixed income and according to other garages this is an ongoing problem with Ford trucks with 5. 4 liter motors.
Driving on the road, and this god awful loud noise from under the hood. According to the dealer a spark plug blew out of the head. The correction was to replace the entire head, the patch fix would have cost 1,000. 00, but with no warranty. I have a friend who works at Ford in michigan and this is why I am in touch with you people. Nhtsa action #dpo5005 addresses the problem about the aluminum heads and the problems with plugs ejecting from the heads. The dealer has done all the work on this truck, and this repair was 3,509. 80. Ford should step up to the plate , an agree there has been a problem. If this week the other side goes that will be 7,000. 00 and not even a new engine, just 2 heads if nothing else happens.
While driving home with 4 kids in our family f250 Ford pick up truck a loud noise, which sounded like gunfire, came from the truck. I stopped as fast as I could and had all of my kids run for safety. I called my brother n law and was screaming hysterically that I thought someone had been shooting at me. He started laughing at me and was quite familiar with what was going on because this was a common thing with Ford. The spark plug actually blew out of the head. I contacted Ford and they just brushed me off, this is a very serious problem that spark plug could of came through the windshield and killed one of my kids something needs to be done.
While driving the vehicle the oil light came on, discovered vehicle was low on oil and replaced oil, next day vehicle made a terrible noise and was taken to dealer only to find the oil had been burned up through the converter. Engine is bad due to the casings.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Diesel Engine problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Engine Exhaust System problems||
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems||
|Gasoline Engine problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||