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Ford F-Series Powerstroke Diesel Problems



  • Similar problem just began last night. Runs for 3-5 minutes then dies. "Wait to start light" is normally 11 seconds only comes on for 3-5 seconds. I have no chips or mods to my 96 F-350 power stroke. I replaced the fuel filter, no help.
    Hoping you found your solution, so that I can copy.
  • nickerrrnickerrr Posts: 5
    The Egr cooler that came stock on the 6.0 diesels was a weak link in the motor. When it goes out it may look like a head gasket and has been known to freeze lock injectors. The solution to this problem is to look online and find the "bulletproof" cooler. Do NOT order a new one from ford or it will repeat the problem. The stock ones have a coil inside whereas the aftermarket ones run solid welded tubes inside. I replaced mine with this and haven't had any problems since.
  • nickerrrnickerrr Posts: 5
    Check your valve cover gasket, as some of them even had part of the wiring harness for the injectors and glow plugs inside them. They tend to leak in the back corners and may look like your rear main seal or a pan gasket because they drip and run down over others parts.
  • nickerrrnickerrr Posts: 5
    It is probably your egr cooler which freezes your injectors and will cause white smoke- looking like a head gasket leak. Replace the cooler with an aftermarket tube welded cooler NOT the stock cooler from ford.
  • nickerrrnickerrr Posts: 5
    This sounds like a short in your wiring harness. Although I havnt had ths problem, my neighbor with an 01 did and he found the short and replaced the harness.
  • nickerrrnickerrr Posts: 5
    It says this code is a Manufacturer Specific Powertrain code. But everything seems to run alright. Now its also saying my glow plug circuit monitor bank 1. Any ideas?
  • I have a 2001 F350 turbo diesel. When I go to accelerate (passing or standing) quickly the tach jumps the power falls way off and I leave a cloud of blue smoke. It drives great cruises smooth, but any rapid acceleration blah...the engine has almost 200K I don't know exactly the previous owner rolled back the od. My MPG is ok at 17 when not towing. This is a fairly recent problem as it did not do it when I purchased it.
    Any help is greatly appreciated
  • f2502005f2502005 Posts: 1
    Periodically I will start my 6L Powerstroke and it will idle at about 500 RPMs but I can press the pedal to the floor with zero acceleration. I mean ZERO. I have to restart it a couple of times to get it to work or let it idle and "feather' the pedal until it injects gas and accelerates. I can drive all day without a problem or I can drive and have it happen a couple times a day. The FORD dealer does not have a clue as to what it is giong on. They changed the CAM Shaft sensor thinking that would fix it but it did not. Any ideas?
  • Had a new egr cooler instaled at 60,000 miles. Just had another one put in at 125,000.
    Had a mech. friend of mine told me about a kit that blocks off the cooler.Is this a good idel ? At 3,000 bucks every 60,000 miles this is getting old fast. Is this a problem everybody that owns a 6.0 goes through ? The mech. at ford even said this is a piece of crap engine.Got it out of shop 4 days ago and engine light came on this afternoon !Where would I go on the web to see if there is any kind of re-call from ford on this issue? Thanks for the help.
  • gerlad1gerlad1 Posts: 22
    I had a similar problem with my 2004 6.0 liter. No help from Ford in diagnosing the problem UNTIL I finally got one of the local Ford mechanics to spend a lot of time on the engine. Please read my 9/9/09 post # 694 for details.
    But in summary, apparently I had a bad electrical connnector causing a periodic loss of oil pressure as I understood it.
    While under warranty Ford had replaced accelerator system, etc. once the electrical connector was replaced (about 2 years ago) nothing seemed to help until they replaced this wiring connector. since then, I have never had another problem with the truck going to idle and no accelerator response.
    Good luck.
  • dannosdannos Posts: 7
    I've got a 2008 6.4 F350 and at 60,000 miles I had an EGR valve go out. First they told me that one of the turbos would have to be replaced, then they said the EGR valve went bad, then after having my truck for 4 days they said that the turbo didn't need to be replaced, just the tube leading to the turbo or EGR valve (I can't remember) had to be replaced but it would take some more time in the shop because they had to drop the transmission in order to replace the tube. Does that seem normal? I think I was getting jerked around. SURPRISE ! Now that I have the truck back in my possession, it has yet to go through the 'cleaning exhaust filter' mode. And that's been about 3K miles ago. I'm really losing faith in this truck. I know the 6.4 is supposed to be a better engine but I'm not convinced.
  • rancidrancid Posts: 9
    i ran into a problem with my 4x4 system, when i put it in 4x4 it doesnt work and all i get is a crunch noise which sounds like its coming from the driverside, i replaced the lockers last year with Warn primium hubs. i can feel it engage when i turn the dial to 4L on the dash.
  • cowboy9cowboy9 Posts: 161
    You might wanna look at replacing those Hubs, I know way back they made good stuff but I had replaced mine with those and had to change them out 2 twice over 4 years, they usually didnt both go out at the same time but they did go out. The other thing is if it's not them check the Wires at the Tranmission to make sure they are hooked up and not grounding out on the frame anywhere.
  • Im going todo my best to get this king ranch back in good running ordere and let somebody else park it in there yard. Oh yes, when i put last egr in also had 2 head gaskets installed. yellow engine lite came on dash last night, going back to ford dealer tomarrow. never ending saga ! Code# is PO402. Exhaust gas recirculation flow excessive detected.Can anyone give some info on this so I dont walk into with no ammo. Thanks for help. Mark
  • bohnobohno Posts: 1
    I'm a self-employed contractor. Was psyched to finally buy a truck that could handle whatever I needed. Just got it back from the shop again. Todays total was $4495.47. HELLO! Not like the construction business is booming these days. Here's my history with this lemon; At 32,000 miles, had to replace all axle seals due to leaks (warranty). At 63,000 miles rear differential clutches failed and icp sensor leaking ($987.00). At 64,000 miles rear differential leaking, u-joints and new brake pads ($553.84). At 77,000 miles alternator and both batteries ($631.96). At 80,000 miles transmission temperature sensor ($636.99). At 85,000 miles 4 injectors bad, turbo housing, egr valve and fuel pump (4495.47). The mechanic said i should expect to have to replace the other 4 injectors sooner than later for another $2000ish. And I bought a diesel thinking I might get 200,000 miles before I had to start throwing money at it. Between my wife and I, we have owned 5 other new Ford vehicles before this. Never again.
  • I have not even gotten the egr cooler yet fixed but just had to buy a new turbocharger for it.When I get this put on I am trading it in.I am tired of putting money into this truck.I will never buy another ford diesel again.I have finally learned my lesson and it costs too much to keep learning.I should have kept my 2000 Dodge 2500....
  • The truck will start, run a while and then will just shut off. Starts right up, no hesitation. Any ideas?
  • cowboy9cowboy9 Posts: 161
    How long is a While that it is running, there could be a short in the Fuel pump or lose connection there. Are you able to drive it at all ?
  • wah4wah4 Posts: 2
    My 2006 F-250 with a 6.0 diesel when sitting over night or a long amount of time cranks over a long time before starting. However after driving for sometime and shut it off and re-start it with in say 2 to 4 minutes it starts right up. What could be causing this issue?
  • wah4wah4 Posts: 2
    After running for 20 to 30 minutes.
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