Originally Posted by daveb
You might want to try a higher end reader or go back to Ford and ask to look it over again. Maybe they re-flashed on your last visit? No mechanic here, but the fact you were at the dealership throws a red flag. The sound does too plus you said the temps are running a bit high? Fan clutch failure??? Turbo hose issue???
Not related to your problem but my van would completely shut down or cut out (harness issue) and re-start while driving but the scan gauge didn't pick up the code and no CEL. A better reader (shop computer program) did see some issues but never pointed to the true problem. I thought it was a fuel issue but was wrong. Hopefully it's something simple.
Good Morning daveb!
I might get a higher end reader on down the road a piece.
I had the 40,000 mile service at the dealer at a little over 39000 miles back in mid-March, but this issue did not start until about 3, maybe 4 weeks ago. And it only happens on this very short, steep hill, and had this hill been on a highway where I had no intention of taking my foot off the gas, it might well have not happened at all. When having this last service at Ford, I had the diesel works fuel saver package, rotated the tires, changed the oil and filter and had the inspection, and changed both fuel filters. Had the power steering flush and service, plus the coolant and brake flush. Jason, the diesel tech I met when I bought the vehicle about two years ago does the work for me when I go in. I'm really glad that I met him and I have a lot of faith in putting my van in his care. You bring up a good point about taking it back, though, and having this situation checked out. What does re-flash mean, Dave?
On the temps: Here is an example of driving up the hill with the coolant and oil temps at 200, they might rise about 12, maybe 14 degrees, and then start cooling back down. I'm thinking that is normal, though, what do you think? The hill is only a quarter mile long.
I can make note about the fan clutch failure and the turbo hose issue and relay that to Jason as well. Knowing delearships like I do though, I'll probably still be out of pocket around a 100+ for a diagnostics/shop fee, though. That's the downside, at this point in time!