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Very strange issue with the new F350.

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Buswell Forest, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Yesterday, I took the "new truck" to the store just because...

    The frost was just starting to melt on the windshield, and I started out...and when I raised the XV², the dash readout, radio, and heater all shut off for 3 to 4 seconds! It did this every time I raised the plow until the truck was fully warmed up! Using the wings didn't cause them to turn off.
    I am concerned, because even fully warmed up, using the raise function will draw the engine rpm down to under 500 at idle.

    Anyone have any insight here?

    I will copy and paste this in the Fisher forum as well.
     
  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Are you feeling the rpm lower or is the tach just saying so? Raising the plow takes more effort, so the extra draw makes sense but not to this effect. It must be in the wiring somewhere. Double check the connections at the battery and all the grounds. Any chance the joy stick is bad and causing weird things? Maybe the raise position is funky but all the rest are good. Just brainstorming.
     
  3. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    It's pulling too much when cold for the trucks computer. They are very sensitive on the new trucks and my assumption is while cold it's drawing more than the truck is ready for while it's warming up.
     
  4. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 924

    Also, does your truck have (I don't know if they still offer it?) the instant heat heater core thing? Its electronic as well.
     
  5. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,686

    Check to make sure the installer used plow fluid and not atf.
     
  6. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Yes, the engine slows down, it isn't just in the tach.
    No, the electric supplemental heater is only an option for the diesel trucks. Mine is gas.
     
  7. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    what is it with the new gen controllers / installers these days ?
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,543

    FYI, my 011,012 were fine. My 13 would do that periodically while plowing,I expect that to happen to my 14 also. I'm willing to bet it did that at the top of the stroke. I wouldn't be too concerned and my truck had dual alternators. there is a TSB about the somewhere I will find it later.
     
  9. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    none of our fords all diesel, have dual alts and dont have any draw issues ...
    im willing to wager its an install issue . gotta know it , not guess it .
    cant be plugging power into wrong fuse points , and there a few that will bite you
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2014
  10. Citytow

    Citytow Senior Member
    from phila
    Messages: 548

    why would an installer cheat ? seems from here , there are a lot of failured installs out there.
     
  11. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Indeed, it does it at the top of the stroke. I would very much appreciate it if you could show me the tab. Thank you.
     
  12. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    I intend to make my dealers give me valid and concrete explanations.
    The Fisher dealer does hundreds of installs, and 90% are on Super Dutys.
    I wouldn't think they did it wrong, but who knows?
     
  13. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,543

    This is more of a ford problem then a dealer install. I'm traveling to Kc tonight, I'll look tomorrow
     
  14. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Does it do not still once warmed up?
     
  15. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    Warmed up, doesn't do it. Was set to take it to the fisher dealer this am, but it didn't do it again...however it was mostly warmed up. I will use it some more, and evaluate...
     
  16. Yates004

    Yates004 Member
    Messages: 35

    Who did the install in New Hampshire if you don't mind me asking.
     
  17. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    after reading this thread last night I check mine at could start mine never did what yours was doing I even ran my dump at same time I raised my plow never done that

    I must got a good Ford truckxysport
     
  18. Buswell Forest

    Buswell Forest PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,668

    E.W. Sleeper, Concord.
     
  19. Yates004

    Yates004 Member
    Messages: 35

    I'd give Alton motorsports a call. They just did ours and it Dosent do that on a 9'6" extreme v