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08-F250SD Quit Running

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by MLS PLOW, Dec 17, 2009.


    MLS PLOW Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Last Night After salting a property. I was driving home and heard a dinging sound from the dash and looked down and the check engine light was flashing and the display was saying "STOP SAFELY NOW".
    so I pulled over and as soon as the truck stop rolling the engine shut off. When I turned the key nothing happened, no power at all.

    I run cetane booster from Ford and put K-100 diesel anti-gel per dealership recommendations. The engine is 6.4 Turbo diesel with 20K on it.
    Anybody have this happen to them and what did you do to fix problem?

    Let me know ASAP right now it is at the dealership waiting for repair.

    FSUPERDUTY Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    A friend of mine had this happen to his 08 450 on his truck it was the EGR. I wouldn't be suprised if this also happend with other issues though!
  3. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,538

    LOL, and ford wonders why the V10 is suddenly so popular!!! :laughing:
  4. AiRhed

    AiRhed Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I don't think they wonder at all, they are very aware. I visited Tenvorde in St cloud last night and took home an 08 6.4PSD crew long box for a test ride. I was looking for an 05 6.0 with higher miles to do a Cummins conversion on. I didn't tell him the cummins detail just that I wanted an 05 6.0LPSD, the salesman straight up said he wouldn't put me in a 6.0 for anything. Especially if I was going to rely on it as a work vehicle. I was completely surprised. I was pleasently impressed, the 6.4L is a nice engine, feels weird compared to a straight six though...
  5. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 805

    Just had the exact same thing happen to mine. They found "no communication with pcm" and a connector coming apart, fixed it the same day - sad thing is, about 75 miles later, it did it again. Sitting at the dealer now.

    Sucks putting 6000# + thru a tail gate spreader. I'm making a new control box and wiring harness for our spreader this week, ain't going thru this again.
  6. big schmitty

    big schmitty Member
    Messages: 88

    I have a 2000 F-350 crew cab dually with a 04 cummins in it and I want to buy a 08 cab and doghouse for it instead of spending 60k on a new one.
  7. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,974

    WOW, i have to say thats scary, Atleast they could have the truck run like crap or have you turn it off at your own discression but for the truck to up and turn itself off leaving you stranded... What if you were driving thru the not so nice area's in detriot :laughing:
  8. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Just got rid of my 2007 F350 6.0 and picked up a 2010 F250 KR 3V V-10, man am I glad I did. I had 29000 on it when I sold it, sounds like timing was good with what I've been reading about these damm things...:eek:
  9. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Thats just Fords new Anti-Idle auto shut-off Feature! Very handy!:rolleyes:
  10. MLS PLOW

    MLS PLOW Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Follow up on 08-F250 SD

    Took dealer 3 days to figure out the problem. Thank god it didn't't snow otherwise i would still be shoveling. Anyways the first thing the dealer's mechanic asked me is what did I do to the truck. I told him nothing, it just quit running and won't start. He said I must have done something because trucks just don't stop running. He asked if I put Gas of Ethanol in the tank instead of Diesel.

    First I resent the the mechanic asking me stupid question when I have already given him the run down on the phone while sitting roadside in a truck with no heat in 15 degree weather. I sat there for 2.5 hours because the closet flat bed that could handle my truck was over 30 miles away. (this per FORD call ctr located in Arizona) The tow truck came and it barely fit on, there solution was to leave my Fisher XV SS plow on the side of the road. NOT Anyways after manipulating the plow to get it on the flatbed, we were able to secure the truck.

    The mechanic at the dealership was supposed to be waiting for me when I got there (NOT) he left because he was bored. So I had to wait til the next morning to see if the truck was ready. I stopped by around 10:30 am and the mechanic wasn't't at work yet, he was supposed to be there at 8 and didn't't show up till 11:00 am. It took him 2 days to figure out what was wrong. Replaced EGR valve, Fuel Filter, and then put it on computer and found out it was the sensor on the muffler to clean the exhaust filter. It has failed and plug up the muffler. Got to love the new government emission standards.

    Then to top it all off the dealership says the parts are not covered under warranty. This truck has 20,000 on it. Let put it this way, our next truck will be anything but a FORD. Unfortunately our choices are limited for good trucks. Everyone is seeming to have problems with Chevy's and Dodge's as well, So I guess it will come down to a coin toss.
  11. metallihockey88

    metallihockey88 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    How is an 08 wit 20k miles not still under a bumper to bumper warranty? That is rediculous
  12. JustinD

    JustinD Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    I'll keep my Ford bashing comments to myself, on another note, my 2001 Chevy with a DURAMAX plowed for 18 hours this weekend with NO issues!!!!

    Sorry to hear the problems it has given you, good luck with it or whatever you replace it with.
  13. metallihockey88

    metallihockey88 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    So that wasn't a ford bashing comment? Must have misread it or somethin
  14. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    I can beat that, I plowed with my 2007 6.0 all last year and had ZERO problems...
  15. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 877

    I see you are from Fairport, NY? Did it go to Fairport Ford? Put your foot down and complain. See if you can get a hold of a local Ford Dealer rep. and see what they can do. If not, go higher up the ladder, or pick a new dealer for service.

    - 3yr/36,000 miles Bumper to Bumper.

    - 5yr/60,000 miles Powertrain.

    - 5yr/60,000 miles Safety Restraint System.

    - 5yr/Unlimited Corrosion.

    - 5yr/100,000 miles 6.4 Powerstroke Diesel Engine.

    - 5yr/60,000 miles Roadside Assistance Program.

    Emissions Defect Warranties:

    - 3yr/36,000 miles Pass. Car + Lt. Duty Trucks.

    - 5yr/50,000 miles Hvy Duty Trucks.

    - 8yr/80,000 miles Certain Emissions Parts.

    Emissions Performance Warranties:

    - 2yr/24,000 miles Pass. Car + Lt. Duty Trucks.

    - 5yr/50,000 miles Hvy Duty Trucks.

    - 8yr/80,000 miles Certain Emissions Parts.

    According to the Emissions warranties, any vehicle between 8,500-19,000 GVWR is covered by the HVY. Duty Trucks 5yr/50,000.

    What is Covered by both the Emissions Defect Warranty and the Emissions Performance Warranty:

    Air Flow Sensor

    Air/Fuel Feedback Control System and Sensors

    Air Induction System

    Catalytic Converter (including Diesel Particulate Filter and Diesel Oxidation Catalyst)

    Cold Start Enrichment System

    Controls for Deceleration

    Electronic Ignition System

    Exhaust Pipe (Manifold to Catalyst)

    Electronic Engine Control Sensors and Switches

    Electronic Engine Control Unit (ECU)*

    Evaporative Emission Control System

    Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System

    Exhaust Heat Control Valve

    Exhaust Manifold

    Exhaust Pipe (Manifold to Catalyst)

    Fuel Filler Cap and Neck Restrictor (non-diesel only)

    Fuel Injection System

    Fuel Injector Supply Manifold

    Fuel Tank (non diesel only)

    Fuel Tank Pressure Control Valve (Flex Fuel Vehicle Only)

    Idle Air Bypass Valve

    Ignition Coil and/or Control Module

    Intake Manifold

    Intercooler Assembly - Engine Charger

    Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)/On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) System

    PCV system and Oil Filler Cap

    Secondary Air Injection System

    Spark Control Components

    Spark Plugs and Ignition Wires

    Supercharger Assembly

    Synchronizer Assembly


    Throttle Body Assembly (MFI)

    Transmission Control Module (TCM)

    Turbocharger Assembly

    Vacuum Distribution System

    Also covered by the two Emissions Warranties are all emissions-related bulbs, hoses,

    clamps, brackets, tubes, gaskets, seals, belts, connectors, non-diesel fuel lines,

    sensors, and wiring harnesses that are used with components on the list of parts, above.

    Sorry for such a big post. :)

    p.s.: anything bolded is key.