Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Austin, TX
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03 6.0l Excursion Left me Stranded and then???
Yesterday I was driving my X and was slowing down for a red light, right before stop it turned to green so I went to press the pedal and it started to idle very rough, then no pedal response, slowed to a stop and then nothing. No start, not even trying. Called tow truck brought it home.
I feel a need to give a little background. I live in Austin,TX and yesterday it was 106 degrees (don't know if this has anything to do with it) also I noticed that if I wasn't moving as 65 the AC would blow warmer.
I went out last night at 12:30 a.m. (approximately 7 hours after it died) and it acted like it kind of wanted to start but wouldn't catch. Pulled codes and found open cam and crank sensor circuits (figured that was because it wasn't starting) So I came in here got on powerstroke and started thread searching. Figured I would put off diagnostics till today.
Fast forward to this morning, got back from church (now 18 hrs. after stranding me) went out put key in, turned on and fired right up, pulled it in the driveway and didn't hesitate one bit.
I am very nervous to drive the truck right now because at a $125.00 a tow or the potential damage I could do to engine. Is there anything that would come to mind to troubleshoot or inspect as to what caused this? Could it be the oil broke down due to the external temperature? I am at a complete loss here? I know I need to get a Edge CTS and Autoenginuity and I plan to just do not have a spare $1200.00 laying around right now, that is the Christmas list. So any help is truly appreciated, I know my way around the 7.3 but these 6.0 are a new animal to me so if you say HPOP, IHOP, ICP I have no idea what these are and where they are located, so please dumb it down. One last thing, the PO took very good care of the truck and has extensive service records, the truck has 142k on odometer.
Thanks in advance for all the help guys.