Edmunds dealer partner, Bayway Leasing, is now offering transparent lease deals via these forums. Click here to see the latest vehicles!

Ford F-Series Stalling and No Start Problems



  • buzzardhillbuzzardhill Member Posts: 2
    Did the EGR Valve fix the problem ?
  • buzzardhillbuzzardhill Member Posts: 2
    Did you get your vehicle fixed? Ours is doing the same thing right now. Chenaged the Camm Sensor, and Injector Sensor. It runs for a while then shuts down. What was the prognosis on yours?
  • duke25duke25 Member Posts: 1
    My 2005 F-250 6.0 diesel runs very rough when started after sitting over night. I might have to try to start it 5-10 times to get it started then when it will idle, it takes 4-5 minutes for it to clear up then it runs fine. Anyone have any idea what could cause this. I changed the fuel filters. It smokes very bad while trying to get it cranked and while warming up
    Thanks, duke
  • art09art09 Member Posts: 1
    I have recently purchased a 2000 F-250 7.3 diesel and since I got it home it has a problem bogging and then shutting down. I had the cam shaft sensor replaced and it ran great for about 2 weeks and now it is doing it again. Any suggestions?
  • tbrannentbrannen Member Posts: 1
    I have the same problem goin on with my 05 F250 6.0. What was the problem? Lookin for answers on a budget.

  • crabladcrablad Member Posts: 2
    When towing our trailer the truck coughs violently and the check engine light goes on. Had to dealer for the tone of $4500 and again towed trailer and the cough violently again. So back into shop, but they can not fine anything wrong. HELP!
  • gunny2005gunny2005 Member Posts: 1
    I have a 2005 F250 and have had numerous issues. One of the issues is that at start up it idles very rough and even stalls until it has run for about 5-10 mins. I am also having problems with it hesitating at 60-80 mph on the roads. It feels as if it has trash in the fuel line or something. Any help with this would be great thank you.
  • romatromat Member Posts: 1
    My 1990 F250 runs rough and stalls at low rpm when cold. I installed new cap, plugs, rotor and plug wires. Any suggestions?
    Could it be a sensor?
  • lincoln41lincoln41 Member Posts: 1
    Recently, the engine started to stall while driving on two different occasions.... but it would start right up without any hesitation. It has approx 160,000 miles and I have replaced the cam sesor at about 135,000 miles. "Check engine" light did not come on. Other than that, so far the truck starts, idles, and runs fine. It seems like something is going bad soon. Any suggestions? Thank You.
  • dbernharddbernhard Member Posts: 7
    My cam sensor went out about a year ago and while looking for the problem on the internet, I was told by someone that if you own a 7.3 you should carry one in the glove box...sometimes they last for 150,000 miles and sometimes they last for 5,000. I don't know if that is true or not (mines still working) but thought I would let you know what I was told. Other than that...not sure unless there's water in the fuel filter.
  • dbernharddbernhard Member Posts: 7
    I have an idea....Had it been raining sswheel?
  • mario25mario25 Member Posts: 1
    i have 2006 F150 4x4. 62,200 miles. Driving to work, I hear a clank noise, engine stalled, but it seemed to be running. I push on accelarator, but no reaction. I put transmission on Nuetral, coast of road. Stopped, the engine seemed to idle, but no reaction when I push on accelarator. I turned off truck. Restarted, it cranked, and went to work. This happened today 03/02/2010. I was left DUMB...
    Was the problem found to your 2004 F150? Was your problem similar?
  • dudu1dudu1 Member Posts: 1
    edited April 2010
    2005 f250 powerstroke truck starts good and idles good but jerks while driving after letting out the clutch any answers. and what is a EGR?
  • millmikemillmike Member Posts: 1
    Check the oil level in the high pressure oil pump reservoir.
    I believe your injectors are hydraulically driven, with out oil in the high pressure oil reservoir the injectors cannot operate.
    I have a 1997 F-250 7.3 turbo, it has stalled on me 3 times over the past few months all 3 times somehow my high pressure oil reservoir was empty.
    After re-filling it the truck started up and runs fine.
    Just don’t know how what is making the level drop out of the blue.
  • gkwallacegkwallace Member Posts: 1
    When I bought truck used form dealership in 2006 I jsut got one keyless remote. At time we could not get the ford alarm system to disengage so I lived with the one remote until 2 months ago when I lost the remote. Turck immediately went into alarm mode when opening door. tried to disengage alarm with reset button but that woudl nto work, bought new control and programming would not work, bought 2nd control and that did not work. finally decided to take alarm system out, disconnect 4 wire from alarm module under dash, (1- big wire harness, 1-to shock detector, 1-bypass button and 1-LED which is on dash.), STILL would not start, jumped started solinoid with screwdriver and it barely grinded. I have been charging battery along the way so it would not be completely drained. charged overnite and screwdriver jump caused it to started starter to turn this morning. Bought new soliniod! Still does not start. What I try to stat it does not start when putting key in,,,, getting the ding ding , all controls and panels on dash come on and work properly but nothing happens when turning key to start position. Help...... where do I go next?
  • jlaforcejlaforce Member Posts: 1
  • 3fingers3fingers Member Posts: 1
    I have a 04 F250 that is not wanting to stay running. While driving yesterday it started and ran fine for about 35 mins then it felt like it was losing power and died, it would not crank, but would turn over. waited about 20 mins and she fired up and ran for about 3 mins. again it would not crank, 5 mins and she fired up and i got it home, while driving it home i could feel it the engine pulsate like it was running out of fuel but had 3/4s of a tank. It died has i pulled into the drive way and would not crank. Changed both filters and the secondary filter on the engine next to the oil filter, I noticed that the reservoir was not very full, before i put the new filter in I turned the key to make sure the pump was working, it bubbled for a couple of seconds than filled right up. installed new the new filter and the truck started right up drove it down the street seemed like problem fixed. NOPE. I stepped on the throttle it ran like it normally does after about 20seconds it started it again no power and wanted to die, it drop to an idle for about 5 to 10 seconds than it take off again for a few seconds than back to and idle or die. crank it again and take off. Got back to the house and pulled off the top to the fuel filter and it made a sucking noise as i was unloosing the cap low on fuel again turned key and it filled right back up replaced cap and started right back up, did the same thing in the drive way as it did while I was driving it. Runs out fuel idles than picks right back up. I took the fuel pump assembly apart and everything looks ok the fuel pumps runs and picks up the fuel, I had the FICM replaced about a year ago the has ran great no smoke great mileage (15.5 to 17) inthe city. This Just started so I dumbfounded as to what it is. I guess I should say that the engine has about 130000 miles on it No other problems other than the High dollar FICM module and transmission at 96000.
  • ecs13745ecs13745 Member Posts: 1
    I have a 2005 Ford F20 with a Triton V-10 engine and have experienced an intermittant problem (maybe 5 times) after driving the vehicle and then parking it for anywhere between 2 minutes and 1.5 hours and the engine will not restart.

    The engine turns over and coughs and sputters a few times but it will not start. I have tried restarting several times after waiting for various times to no avail. I've let the vehicle sit anywhere between 10 minutes and 1.5 hours and tried again. Waiting about 1 - 1.5 hours seems to work best and the engine will start normally. The only other factor which may be a coincedence is the ambient temperature has always been over 90 degrees F when this has happenned. I'm thinking a sensor or the computer is the problem?
  • dannyj398dannyj398 Member Posts: 2
    just bought the truck did a lot of work to it already but I started to have proms.with starting it when it sits for 2 or 3 days, one day I went to go some wheres and the batts. were dead now I had had the batts. tested two week prier to the prom. and they were fine but then they tested bad so I bought 2 new ones and it was find now Im having trob.again. Its starting to get cold so I know Its going to be a fun winter lol, any thoughts

  • dannyj398dannyj398 Member Posts: 2
    sorry I didn't say exactly what it was doing, when I go to start it, It has trouble turning over and like I sad earlier I have new batts. Its like the engine stuck
  • cat528cat528 Member Posts: 1
    I have a 2000 ford F250 Power stroke Diesel,(which I am not happy with at all) it will not start when it is cold, unless its plugged in, cant plug it in at work or stores, i have replaced glow plugs no change, anyone have any ideas?
  • zjockguyzjockguy Member Posts: 1
    Hello my 95 F-250 is givin me a heartache i got it Dec.18th drove it all the way until the 29th ran perfectly no problelms at all until i go to start it up one morning and i put the key in turn it and theres one click then nothing all my lights work my gauges work the radio works everything except it turning over...So i talk to a few guys petty knowledgeable about trucks say its either the starter or the soleinoid switch or starter soleinoid idk which one but i take the starter out take it to autozone they say its bad so i buy a new one i go to put it in it comes with a black wire coming off the back of the starter where everything hooks up and theres a red wire hangin down it was wrapped up with the piece that hooks up to the starter and idk what to do anybody have any ideas? cuz i need this truck to get back and forth to school and work please anybody
  • yourfloorguyyourfloorguy Member Posts: 1
    your blinking button is 1 2 3 off or turn your key3 times until you hear reset on and off without starting motor
  • chevydragon88chevydragon88 Member Posts: 1
    were you able to get it fixed? if you did, can you please tell me what you had to do to fix it? i'm having similar problems with my truck. thanks.
  • sandy73sandy73 Member Posts: 2
    Hi , I have the same problem. What fixed it? Sandy
  • sandy73sandy73 Member Posts: 2
    The truck runs good until I turn it off. When I start the truck back up it will bog down and sputter. It only runs good cold. Does any one know what it might be? Sandy My email address is spowell@ccaronline.com Thank you For any help
  • hershelphershelp Member Posts: 2
    Sandy, I have tthe sme problem with a 1999 F250. Mechanic thought it might be Fuel Pump. Replaced Pump (expensive) but problem is still there. Starts and runs ok until I stop. after a short time while temp is up it will start but runs very poorly. Let me know if you find a solution
  • hershelphershelp Member Posts: 2
    Problem fixed today. It was a poor (intrmittant) battery cable. The Negative terminals had a couple of small wires to the neg that had degraded. It appears to be OK now.
  • olddirtolddirt Member Posts: 1
    Mine 1999 F250 Larit with V10.
    Problem Taking off whole drive train shook and power was low. After computer dianostics we had 1 coil bad and replaced some of both fuel and return fuel lines. fuel line filter.
    now runs super. hit switch and it starts on first rotation and purs.
  • mealee53mealee53 Member Posts: 1
    I have a 2005 500 and have the same problem. So far a throttle body @ $912.73 on Aug 11 was fine for 4 week and now car stalles a couple of time a week. Back to Ford thet check it for 4 hours and all things ok. I am afraid this will happen in traffic and get hurt or hurt someone. Ford has to work with us on this problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....
  • psychotruckerpsychotrucker Member Posts: 1
    I have a 2002 f250, 5.4, auto, 4x4, it runs fine down the road. When I start it, and it warms, sometimes it will idle, when I put it in gear,( drive or reverse) it will cut off. When on the solus scanner, every time it cuts off it gives a output speed sensor code. Have replace the speed sensors (trans and rear), iac is new. Anyone have an idea,it will be appreciated.
  • 1stford1stford Member Posts: 1
    I just purchased a 02 Ford F350 with the triton gas engine (225,000 miles). I have put about 100 miles on it and now it stalls out at 30 to 40 mph. It seems as if it is not getting the fuel it needs. When I push the petal to the floor the engine makes a poping noise. If I barely mash the petal I can keep the rpm around 2000 and 30 to 40 mph but after that it just stalls. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
  • bbradford29bbradford29 Member Posts: 1
    I am having the same problem i have a 2002 f250 power stroke just replaced the fuel pressure regulator this week end but no luck still the same old problem any suggestions could it be the injectors maybe leaking please help
  • zack05zack05 Member Posts: 5
    cat528, I have the same problem with 2003 F250 6.0 diesel, did you ever solve the problem? If so, please provide the solution.
  • dekariusdekarius Member Posts: 2
    having same problem with my truck replaced the rear speed sensor and same problem runs fine soon as u put in gear shus off what did u find with your the help would by sweet
  • dekariusdekarius Member Posts: 2
    2001 f-250 v-10 runs fine put it in gear starts reving and shuts off and overdrive light is flashing I replaced rear output speed sensor and it still does the same thing any ideas
  • bigern25bigern25 Member Posts: 2
    I own a f350 6.0 reg cab pick up, four months ago the truck started to shut down while I let off the accelerator. So I took it to a local shop so called injector specialist, they told me replacing all the injectors would fix the problem. Here I am 4 months later and still experiencing the same problem after spending nearly 15k on repairs. The problem would occur every other day, so I reached out to the injectors specialist. They told me that the FICUM was bad(keep in mind every other day it was something different) then bad cam sensor, bad harness for sensors, wiring harness for injectors, egr cooler, second set of injectors, O'rings, no oil pressure. I could go on but, Sunday it did it again when it died for the 20th time! Called them again and they quoted me $3100 to replace the high oil pressure pump. So I took it to a different tech across town and he installed the pump today for $200. So the problem continues. Can anyone help. Please!!!!
  • bigern25bigern25 Member Posts: 2
    I own a f350 6.0 reg cab pick up, four months ago the truck started to shut down while I let off the accelerator. So I took it to a local shop so called injector specialist, they told me replacing all the injectors would fix the problem. Here I am 4 months later and still experiencing the same problem after spending nearly 15k on repairs. The problem would occur every other day, so I reached out to the injectors specialist. They told me that the FICUM was bad(keep in mind every other day it was something different) then bad cam sensor, bad harness for sensors, wiring harness for injectors, egr cooler, second set of injectors, O'rings, no oil pressure. I could go on but, Sunday it did it again when it died for the 20th time! Called them again and they quoted me $3100 to replace the high oil pressure pump. So I took it to a different tech across town and he installed the pump today for $200. So the problem continues after they guessed several times, and used my truck as a Guinea pig . Can anyone help. Please!!!!
  • 99fordf25099fordf250 Member Posts: 1
    At my wits end with this truck....Inherited this truck after my dad passed away.

    Last February (2011) we had a horrific freeze which cause the diesel to gel, even with anti-gel in it (-40F). It hasn't ran right since. It started out to where you could drive for a ways before it would mess up, now you can't even make it a mile down the road.

    It idle's ok and runs ok at speeds up to 20mph ish. After that, it starts cutting out like it is running out of fuel. If you let it set for about 5 minutes, it will start up and run again for a mile or so.

    We have replaced fuel filter, and fuel pump with no success. Dropped the fuel tank where we found the sock floating in black gunk. Completely drained, cleaned, blowed the air out of the lines, and filled back up with fresh fuel. Ran really good. Drove it to work (50 miles),ran it at 65-70 mph, ran wonderful. About 7 miles heading back home, it started messing up again, doing the same thing. Thought maybe there was some residual gunk that broke up, replaced the fuel filter again, still nothing. Drained the oil from the high pressure oil pump which was extremely thick, ran 4 cycles of fresh oil in it. and replaced the injection pressure regulator valve....Still nothing.....

    Out of ideas but really need the truck back ASAP
  • davidiodavidio Member Posts: 1
    It did this a week or so ago but after running rough it straightened out and ran ok. Today it stalled and won't restart. Fuel filter? Cam sensor? No indicator lights are on. Could it be a fuse?
  • bigblacktruckbigblacktruck Member Posts: 1
    My 2002 F-250 Diesel 7.3 turbo stalls while driving after about 10 minutes. I wait a few hours, it starts again but after ten min, it stalls again. I had the Cam sensor replaced and it still stalled on the way home from the mechanic. Please help. They gave me two codes it spit out but couldn't tell me for sure which one it would be. P0605, P0340, I don't have thousands of dollars to put out on things it could be. The tach does not move when I try to restart it either. They did tell me the oil pan was leaking, front crank seal and the gasket on the high pressure pump is leaking and the water pump is starting to leak which I will fix. It has 200,000 miles on it so I know things are bound to happen but I just can't figure this one out. Any suggestions?
  • rock_dogrock_dog Member Posts: 1
    I'm having the same issue. Did you figure out what the problem was?
  • shanetshanet Member Posts: 2
    I have a friend that has a 97 F350 with a 460 that he can drive for close to 100 miles straight and it dies. He can have it towed or let it sit for a few hours and it will start back. He has taken it to mechanic but everything seems to be fine until u drive it 100 miles straight. plugs, wires, cap and button have been replaced. we tested the ignition control module and it was fine. He was told possible fuel pump problem, but in my 6 years of selling parts I have not heard of a fuel pump shutting down after 100 miles and then start working again after a few hours. Anyone had this happen or know of anyone who has or have any ideas as to what it could be? I'm kinda leaning toward possible computer problem but I'm no mechanic just parts guy.
  • shanetshanet Member Posts: 2
  • sberksberk Member Posts: 1
    Hi All, I have a 1999 F250HD 4x4 V-10 and have had this intermittent problem for over 3 years now.
    The pickup is only used a few times per month (80k miles) but every 6 months or so I will be driving normally after 30 min to an hour and about 50 miles and come to a stop light where it will die. In the past it would start after cooling off for an hour or so. Now, not so much. Turns over fine but acts like there is no fuel.
    Any ideas or recent break throughs??????????
Sign In or Register to comment.