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Engine would not turn over

I noticed a few days ago my 2006 f250 6.0 was running funny. I would be at a stoplight and the engine was wanting to take off while my foot was on the brake. The tachometer was bouncing up and down. Today I went to get some fuel and I could not get the engine started. I disconnected the IPC sensor and it fired right up. I plugged the wires back in and took it for a test ride. It's running fine right now but my CEL is on. Should I continue driving it or should I have ford look it over?

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You need to pull the codes. Probably has a low ICP code. Could get lucky and just have a bad sensor or you could be developing a HPO leak.

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You need to pull the codes. Probably has a low ICP code. Could get lucky and just have a bad sensor or you could be developing a HPO leak.
I don't have anything to pull the codes. Does it cost much for ford to check it out?
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Most dealers charge a minimum of 1 hour labor. Labor rates vary from dealer to dealer.

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Thanks, I believe I tripped the code by unplugging the icp. I'll have them check it out and see what codes pop up. Since plugging the ipc back in it is running good.
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You might have tripped the code by unplugging it but the reason it started is because by unplugging it, the PCM assumes there is a minimum of 500 psi of oil pressure. With the sensor plugged in, it's probably not allowing the pressure to get to 500+ psi which will cause a no start condition.

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Just got back from another test drive. This time when I started the truck the check engine light was off and running fine. I washed the engine compartment about a week ago and wonder if that had impact on the sensor?
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