2000 F350 Clanking Noise Will Not Start - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 01-27-2014, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
2000 F350 Clanking Noise Will Not Start

Our '00 F350 7.3l diesel make a clanking noise and tries to turn over but doesnt......it all began by truck sitting for a period of several weeks in sub degree temps with very little fuel in tank....truck started and pulled out of drive only to begin bucking and sounding reallybad....parked and replaced fuel filter and added fuel and fuel additive....truck started and ran very ruff for several minutes and then leveled out after a period of running at idle.....then proceeded to station to complete fill up. Truck ran fine to and from station approx 5 miles round trip. Parked for the night. Next morning truck would turn over, but began a loud clanking noise and ran for a few seconds then turned off. that has been the story since, with the exception of having to recharge batteries. Would really appreciate any help as we can't get it to mechanic unless it runs....almost forgot, we tried OBD II, without any code return. Thanks again!!!!!
barbi100582 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 01-27-2014, 03:31 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
luke7.3's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 2,866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Thanks: 105
Thanked 57 Times in 55 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Clunking is possibly a piston ring that broke off. In these cold temps it is hard on an engine to start it in below freezing temps, and when you do you need to let it warm up before driving. I am guessing this is the culprit because of these engines being notorious for having weak pistons


97 F250 CCSB 4 inch straight pipe, 6637 intake, TS 6 pos (daily)

08 F350 6.4 Reg Cab flatbed Spartan tuned, AFE Intake, DPF/DOC Delete(work truck)
luke7.3 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome