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Old 08-16-2013, 05:44 PM
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Working & stranded out west Colorado way.

Ok this is a friend of a friend thing.
A friend has a friend who is going to pick up a 1980 Chevy pick-up in AZ.
He dropped of a load in Colorado, his 6.4 lost power only when towing the trailer I believe. Starts bucking and serging when pulling trailer, so no way he can make it around or up the mountains to get to AZ.
He was told it's possibly a control on the exhaust?
He's stuck until he gets it fixed.
Not sure on codes. Any thoughts.
The more I hear about the 6.4 i'll stay with the 6.0.
He was told not to buy it.

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Old 08-16-2013, 08:29 PM
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Too vague. Might be a bad injector, might be in limp mode, etc etc.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:56 AM
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Ok this is a friend of a friend thing.
A friend has a friend who is going to pick up a 1980 Chevy pick-up in AZ.
He dropped of a load in Colorado, his 6.4 lost power only when towing the trailer I believe. Starts bucking and serging when pulling trailer, so no way he can make it around or up the mountains to get to AZ.
He was told it's possibly a control on the exhaust?
He's stuck until he gets it fixed.
Not sure on codes. Any thoughts.
The more I hear about the 6.4 i'll stay with the 6.0.
He was told not to buy it.

Wisconsin
Hard to have any thoughts on the situation with the lack of information given...

Things like:

YEAR
MILES
MODS
PAST HISTORY
MAINTENANCE
DASH LIGHTS (CEL, WATER SEPARATOR, etc.)
TRAILER WEIGHT
ENGINE OIL TEMP
ENGINE COOLANT TEMP

The list goes on...

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Old 08-17-2013, 06:22 AM
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Agreed on info, and i`m sure the last thing the poor guy wants to hear is an i told you so
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Ok up date he is in FairFlake, Colorado.
He's trying to find a code reader so he can clear codes, believes DPS sensor is bad.
Until he clears code truck won't go over 30 miles per hr.
After he clears code he's going to nearest Ford dealership and they have part for him.

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Old 08-17-2013, 09:39 AM
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Maybe he should stop looking for a reader and just get to the dealer... If something truly is broken, clearing the codes won't make them go away permanently if at all.
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Don't know all the details, can't go faster then 30 mph, can't leave trailer.
Going to advice him when I meet him, I've never met him. A friend of a friend thing, going to highly recommend a monitor/programmer that has a code reader in it.
From what I got from the short conversation was that the Ford Mech. told him how to
by-pass sensor, but he still has to clear codes.
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