Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Dealer is throwing parts at my truck
Background: One day I started up my truck coming out of a store, so the truck was warm. It didn't sound exactly right, but nothing alarming. Driving down the road it felt like I had very slow throttle response. Stopped at a light and it wouldn't pull its own weight from a stop. I started to limp over to the curb and the truck stalled. Started it up again and it ran like nothing was wrong. It ran perfect for more than a week. Started it up one morning and it definitely didn't sound right (clanging and chattering). I suspected the FICM and tested the voltage. Sure enough the voltage running was 34 volts (48v normal). So I ordered a new voltage side of the FICM, but it didn't fix the problem.
So here is where it gets incredible. I take it to the dealer and here is how it has gone:
- Day 1: I need a new Cam position sensor $500+
- Day 2: I have gasoline in my fuel (no idea how that could happen). Drop and drain fuel tank and flush fuel system: $600+
- Day 3: Both Batteries are bad (just had them tested 3 weeks prior): $250
- Day 3: FICM and all 8 injectors are bad. I tell them about the new voltage side, but the computer board could be bad. Tell them to replace the FICM and test the injectors again: $1025
- Day 4: All 8 injectors still not cycling. Replace injectors: $2875
- Day 5: running but will stall if they let it fall below 1000 RPM. Tell me the IPR valve is bad. It is only a few months old, I replaced it when I put on a new Turbo, Y-pipe and exhaust. They covered the IPR under warranty
- Day 6: Still not running right, still working on it, they have not called me back.
I took it to the Ford dealer to avoid throwing parts at it and it seems like that is exactly what they are doing. I could have done that for a lot less money.
Cincinnati, Ohio - 2005 F350 XL FX4, SRW, Crew Long bed. Glow-shift pillar gauges, By-pass oil filter, EGR Delete