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03 ford f250 7.3

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Turf Dawg, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yea. It's called a multifunction switch common problem with fords
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  2. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    Does the collum have to be taken apart or does it just cpme out the side

    I already think i know what you are going to say so i will cross my fingers
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  3. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    Also since this thing set for two years the rear main is leaking. I have never been onto snake oils much, other than sea foam, but is there anything that might work
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  4. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ummmm not that I know of. Maybe some one elseight chime in on that tho
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  5. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    Do you know if the switch will come out the side
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  6. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    not sure i understand the question? gotta pull off the coloum covers, ign tumbler. then theres 3 torx holding it in
     
  7. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    That is what I was wondering. I found a video the other day on changing one. They first pulled the dash plate, then tumbler and then the column covers. I have never pulled a tumbler out but the other was simple stuff.

    Is there a way to have these checked first?
     
  8. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    That is what I was wondering. I found a video the other day on changing one. They first pulled the dash plate, then tumbler and then the column covers. I have never pulled a tumbler out but the other was simple stuff.

    Is there a way to have these checked first?
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yea, the is a way. But from your symptoms it sounds like the contacts are bad (common with fords even had a recall on them for certain models) if you lightly press dwn and they work but then go all the way dwn and they don't, its internal in the switch. The metal contacts are wore out
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  10. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    Do you know of a website that I can put in my vin and see if it was on the recall list?

    I think these things have some type of gremlins also. Every now and then my 04 Excursion has a problem with the radio and windows for awhile after startup and I noticed this 03 truck has done it twice also.
     

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