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F350 overdrive Why won't my 2000 Ford diesel F350 overdrive button work? The light won't come on either.

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May have a blown fuse or a clogged filter in the transmission..

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SOURCE: replace fuel pump on 03 Ford F350 diesel

simple : obtain replacement pump from parts provider (no used stuff)

Now help me out here: thats the year they were bolted to the pass side front of engine
and not inside the tank right? (better go look to see for sure)

using a tube wrench unscrew the fuel lines (i use large wire nuts to temp block off fuel leakage)

with a 12 mm wrench undo the two side bolts holding the pump to block

wiggle pump it should come straight off

clean mounting place on block with solvent let dry

silicone back (or use gasket that comes with pump ) of pump

apply pump to block (depending on where crank stopped you may have some tension on arm you will have to overcome to get flange to meet block )

use locktite (blue)or simmiliar thread lock on bolts retighten firmly but not hang up the dog tight

use light grease or vasolene on tube connections don't try to tighten dry

Now the fun part your diesel now has air in the fuel system

there are two ways to remove this ( hard and harder)
your choice here are both methods

loosten the fuel supply line for #8 injector ( I did not say remove) 1 full turn ought to be enough

crank engine 30 seconds only
wait 5 minutes for starter to cool down
crank engine 30 sec again
did it start but runs rough while it's still running tighten #8 injector (caution fuel under high pressure)
engine smooth out good your lucky
engine did not start yet
wait 5 minutes
crank engine 30 sec again
start yet
if so tighten #8 injector up

Now here's something I've done to my diesel to make this much less a hasstle

trace fuel line as it comes up from pump
obtain a small low pressure electric fuel pump and a two short pieces of fuel line
and a few clamps

use tube cutter and cut fuel line just before it bends to go in filter
deburr edges
slide tube and clamps over pipe (both sides)
insert pump observe flow arrrow towards filter

the wires of pump can be stretched over to #1 battery terminals

now any time you change a filter or open your fuel system for any reason
all you need do is connect pump to battery
open sharader valve on top of filter for a few min
and start truck as normal
then disconnect wires and stow away for another day

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 2000 ford f350 7.3 diesel speedometer is

replace the rear speed sensor located at the top of the rear axle, your local FORD dealer will have them in stock.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 f350 6.0 diesel- tow haul light flashing

climb under the truck! on the drivers side of the trans in the neutral safty swith unplug it and look for rotted connectors! if so repair damage! second go to passengerside near the rear of the trans ull see a plate that s being held by 2 7 or 8 mm bolts remove plate ! behind the plate there will b another plug do the same! inspect for corrosion

Posted on Mar 19, 2010

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SOURCE: Need a pic veiw of 2004 ford f350 6.0L diesel EGR

1st of all when Ford started out with putting "EGR's" on those diesel engines, they rushed it and are nothing less than a pain in the ***! i recommend having an EGR cleaning service performed by your local Ford dealer, i know they charge up the wazoo, but they're the best people to perform the service period.this is a VERY common problem with those engines and that service is "supposed" to be performed every 30K I believe. i dont recommend attempting to remove and service it youself, this WILL only make it worse.

Posted on Mar 26, 2010

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SOURCE: Overdrive light flashing on 2001 F350 7.3 diesel truck

Taking a guess at it, I would have to say that the transmission fluid is thermally broke down from the heat, and stress from towing. Try to change transmission fluid and filter. If this does not fix it the transmission itself may be damaged from the excessive strain, and heat. (heat is number one cause for transmission failure. After this problem is fixed, next time NEVER tow in Overdrive. This over works the transmission, and creates the excessive heat. If you tow a lot than consider adding an after market transmission cooler. Which is only approximately 100 and up, but will save thousands in the long run:)

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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