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- SHUDDER OR VIBRATION ON ACCELERATION - ESPECIALLY WHEN LOADED
| Publication Date: September 29, 2009 |
| 2008-2010 F-250, F-350 |
This article supersedes TSB 9-4-9 to update the vehicle model years.
Some 2008-2010 F-Super Duty 250/350 vehicles with single rear wheels (SRW) and F-350 dual rear wheel (DRW) may exhibit an excessive drive-away shudder or vibration under moderate to heavy acceleration from a stop, especially when heavily loaded. This may be due to driveline angle. The shudder or vibration may be more evident while towing a trailer or if vehicle is overloaded.
- Trailer tongue weight should be 10-20 percent of the total trailer weight, depending on the hitch.
- If towing a 5th wheel or gooseneck trailer the centerline of the hitch should be two (2) inches in front of the rear axle centerline.
- Refer to the Owners Guide and Certification Label on the drivers door for maximum payload and cargo capacity.
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