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Old 10-09-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Powerstroke diesel no start

I own a 2007 F-350 6.0L Powerstroke diesel with 87,000 miles. Today it started normal. Let truck warm up was getting in and noise level decreased seemed strange never heard this. Put it in drive and barely moved depressing the throttle. Almost seemed like water in fuel. No check engine light or water indication on instruments. I drained water separator on lower rail very little water. Buttoned it up and started sounded funny again gave it a little throttle then more throttle still thinking water. Also turbo psi indicator barely moved as I added throttle, however it would move just not much. Backed off on throttle truck stopped running would not idle. Will crank but not start. Could it be a clogged fuel filter? What ever is wrong it did not trigger the check engine light or any warning indications on the instrument cluster. Any advice would be appreciated. Plan on having it towed in to Ford tomorrow but would like to know what Iím getting into. I would think if it were the EGR valve or turbo it would trigger the check engine light. I donít think it is the EGR cooler because it has not been going through antifreeze and no white smoke in exhaust. Iím thinking some type of fuel problem. Wouldnít the FCM turn on check engine light? Thanks

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Old 10-09-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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If it has set for an extended time, it may have algae bloom in the filter or plugged filter from some other means. Bad injector pump or any number of things going on. Good luck and I hope it is something simple and inexpensive.

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Old 10-09-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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Did you try FORD Truck Enthusiat forums?
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
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A stuck open EGR valve could cause what your talking about. It has to be pretty much stuck wide open. However it would sound like it is trying to start and smoke a lot. Weak batteries could also cause a no start. This is because most of the amps are flowing to the starter and not allowing the PCM to fully power up. This can also cause the FICM to fail. Unfortunately it would be best to have a dealer check it out.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #5
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Best to go over to one of these:

thedieselstop.com only Ford diesel stuff, some gas info

FTE.com lots of Ford stuff/advice here, also

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Did you try FORD Truck Enthusiat forums?
How about a Ford dealership service dept?
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:43 AM   #7
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if it is the international 6.0l, t is known to had numerous problems, electronic, injectors, turbo, motor gasket etc.
Many were returned to Ford under lemon law.
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My guess is the high pressure oil pump.
Dealer can answer this question.
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With a 6.0 you do not need to guess because it will cost a lot. Proper gauge like programed ScangaugeII can save the day. No start issues sometime can be as simple as a bad wire or a FICM. My first investment for my 6.0 was the gauge. Without gauge it's guess work as I read in all diesel forum.
The 6.0 is mush better and simpler then most think and knowing up to 70 readings surely helps in diagnosing most problems.
The Power Stroke Forums surely is a better place to find answers.
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Thanks for all the info on the 6.0L Powerstroke. Checked out a lot of the recommended Ford sites and gained a lot of knowledge. I guess I made it to 85,000 miles without any issues hopefully this isnít the start of a string of mechanical failures. They all seam to be related and one leads to the next. Reminds me of being told you have high blood sugar. You know bad things are on the way. The F350 was towed to the local Ford dealer and it turned out to be the FICM. It was an expensive fix coming in at just under $1,000.00. The Dec 2013 Volume 9 No. 12 issue of Diesel Power has a great article on a bulletproof 6.0L FICM.

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