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2003 ford f250 4x4 problems

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by UniqueTouch, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. scottr

    scottr Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    If all you need are bearings, the parts are fairly cheep, the labor will be where your costs add up.
    No idea what the shop rates are in your area so hard for me to guess. I suspect it will be a 6-8 hr job for a shop. But that not based on experience, I've never hired anything like that out.
     
  2. UniqueTouch

    UniqueTouch Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    lol no offense taking brother, i def, cant do it lol first to admit that, trying to figured out how much its gonna cost in total for parts and labor and how long they take to do something like that
     
  3. scottr

    scottr Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    A ring and pinion set is under 600 bucks, another couple hundred for bearings. If you need it all. If the noise just started, you "may" be able to get by with just bearings.
     
  4. scottr

    scottr Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    First things first, isolate/ troubleshoot where to noise is coming from
     
  5. UniqueTouch

    UniqueTouch Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Ok will bring the truck home early tomorrow morning and start trying to trouble shoot it and will def be back on lol. thank you guys have a great night and be safe , be blessed, gnite
     
  6. UniqueTouch

    UniqueTouch Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    what weigh oil goes in transfer case?
     
  7. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,035

    Look in your owners manual. Usually it's ATF.
     
  8. UniqueTouch

    UniqueTouch Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    k, i checked the shaft there was no play in it. going to top fluid and test it again
     
  9. UniqueTouch

    UniqueTouch Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    couldn't get the plug out. going to my cousins shop later, he doesn't have a lift but atleast its inside , Sucks i have no one i can trust to bring it to , to let me know exactly what the problem is.
     
  10. ktfbgb

    ktfbgb 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,047

    If its stuck that bad soak it with WD40 or some kind of penetrating oil for a while before you take an impact to it.
     
  11. UniqueTouch

    UniqueTouch Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    yea sprayed the crap out of it going to attempt again in a little while
     
  12. UniqueTouch

    UniqueTouch Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Changed the fluid , 4x4 works fine without the plow on it, it's a heavy plow, had a mechanic drive it obcousrse no noise when he drove it lol what else is new , but when plow is on it it makes that metal noise, also I hear a little whining noise , he told me it's gonna have to just break because he has no way of pin pointing. ? Lol unreal
     
  13. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,518

    Inspect brake dust shields for sign of rubbing. How do they rotors look? Could be just enough play in hubs to allow the rotors to rub when plow is on.
     
  14. UniqueTouch

    UniqueTouch Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Gotta check never did this when I had my other light duty plow, but to be honest first sign of this was when I was pulling my boat out of the water I needed two week drive and I hear a grinding noise
     
  15. UniqueTouch

    UniqueTouch Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    okay everyone this is the update on the truck, I replaced all the fluid in the rear and front diff and transfer case, hasn't done it yet. but the new problem as far as that whining noise still haven't figured it out. but my battery has been dying and I thought maybe the alternator does sound like its making noise right from there, and also when you first start the truck until it warms up it makes like a howling noise for a minute or so
     
  16. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,241

    Pull your belt off and spin everything . Should tell you if any bearings going south .
     
  17. UniqueTouch

    UniqueTouch Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    okay will do that tomorrow. I made a recording of the noise its about 30 seconds you can hear the motor throttling up and down by itself. also since this plow is so heavy when I raise the plow the height of the front end decreases majorly. I was thinking of adding the front air lift bags as a temporary fix to get through this season. anyone think that's okay to do ? figured its an easy install
     
  18. UniqueTouch

    UniqueTouch Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    really don't want to sell the truck because my father gave it to me. just figured now that I'm making pretty good money ill redo the whole thing this coming spring. just because of the sentimental value. has been a good ttruck until recently. would like to beef up transmission and put a new engine in there as well in the spring