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Old 10-07-2009, 03:57 PM
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Question 2005 6.0L Won't Start

I am new to forum and Diesel trucks. I recently returned home from a trip and parked my F250 on a slope with less than 1/4 tank of fuel in it. When I went to start it the next day it would crank and fire a couple times but not start. Assumed it was low fuel so I rolled it to a level spot, added 15 gallons of fuel, changed fuel filters, drained water filter, bled off air at top filter and on pass side rail (couldn't see driver side). Cranked and cranked and cranked. Pops a couple of times but still no start. Ford garage said they are a bear to start after being out of fuel. Cranked until "TBC Fault" came up on odometer read out. I'm stumped and Ford Garage can't get to it till next week and would have to have it towed. Any ideas?
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:04 PM
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how long did you crank it? also check your engine oil level. If the truck is low on oil, it won't start either.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:55 PM
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I cycled the key on and off 15 times or more to pump up fuel. I have cranked until the battery went down at least twice. I have the battery charger on it now. Also, after I crank a couple of times the oil pressure gauge shows good oil pressure. As I stated it tries to start in that it fires a few times.

By the way it has 43,000 miles on it.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:02 PM
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The TBC fault shouldn't be anything serious, my 05 says the same thing if I use the remote start, its just the Trailer Brake Controller, for some reason it probably isn't getting power, thats why mine does it, then when I put the key in and turn it to on it goes away..Good luck
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:50 AM
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Just dealt with this on my 06' 250, only 30k miles.Started rough on Sun, drove 100 miles, and it would not start again. I checked for water, changed fuel filters, added diesel just in case the gauge was stuck ... It would crank and occasionally cough but that was it.

It was towed in yesterday to Ford and they just called to tell me the Injector controller went out. In my case it is covered by the engine warranty, lucky for me.
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Fuel pressure?
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:49 AM
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I have had the same symptoms on my truck. It is actually in the shop right now for those exact symptoms (2nd time).

The first time, about 18 months ago it died while driving and wouldnt restart. Diagnosis by Ford dealer at that time was Injector Controller like xsmojo said.

I expect the same thing when they diagnose it this time.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:31 PM
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Unhappy Still No Luck Getting It Started

Friend who is locomotive mechanic came over and tried to help. Still no luck. There is fuel to the passenger side rail and at the bleeder on the top filter. Don't have a gauge to measure fuel pressure. Also did not get any codes on code reader. Cranked for quite a while and it seemed to want to run for a little bit but then quit coughing. Guess I'll call the tow truck and have them take it to . They tell me that it does still have 6 months left on the warranty. I'll let you all know what they find. Wish me luck .
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:23 PM
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Well, towed to Ford dealer on Friday. They called Monday morning to say it is the FICM and that they have to order the part. Thankfully it is still under warranty for a few more months and the repair is covered.
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