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Truck started and died in driveway -FIXED bad TCM

The phone call you never want to hear from your wife.

It was 11 degrees this morning, we had the truck plugged into the wall.

Wife said truck started up just fine, she went into the house, to let it warm up some more, when she got back the truck was off, and would not turn over, wouldn't even crank.

Please help as I 40 miles away from my residence, and need to know what my next course of action is, or at least tell my wife what to do.

thank you in advance.

truck is an 08 with exhaust intake and H&S tuner

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-10-2013, 03:08 PM
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How old are your batteries? I would start there first. Mine did the same thing about a year ago. I started it up in the driveway and as i was backing out it just died like you turned the key off. Put 2 new batteries in and all has been good since. By the way my factory security light was flashing in the message center on my dash and all lights and everything else worked when it did this.
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thanks for the information bigred, I will take a look at that. The batteries are the original ones.

Yesterday when I got home, I pulled the code on the truck, it was a U0101,

What I failed to tell the group, is that the old lady washed the truck the night before, I feel that this might have caused a freezing issue on the tcm.

Basically I get no lights on the shifter selector, but it would come on, and then go off.

Additionally the fuel was gelled up, so I heated everything up with my torpedo heaters, and actually goT the truck to start, had it running, and then it stopped again.

I have a used tcm coming today, From a job 1 truck. Hopefully that fixes this pile

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90 GST 10.30 @ 142.6 NEW PERSONAL BEST MPH 147.3 in 90 degree heat (gt42 equiped)
08 KR F250 XX.XX@ XX.XX Wifes new hooptie "Gumpert"

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Change out fuel filters and get a bottle of diesel 911,then put the torpedo heater on it.
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The truck is fixed.

I replaced the TCM with another one, and I want to give a BIGGGGGGGGG THANK YOU TO H&S performance, the tech on the line waited almost 30 minutes after they were closed to help me with the calibration since I had not updated my firmware in almost 2 years. NOW that is customer service.

Once I replaced the tcm, and flashed the latest firmware along with the "HOT DAMN" tune, the truck started right up.

I will say this, as an engineer, there is No way that I would put an electronic Control module out in the elements under a truck...I have no idea who at Ford would have signed off on such a concept.

Good luck to others who have this similiar problem.

P.S the wife is happy now, plus she gets another 50 HP under her foot. Thumbs up for H&S performance

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08 KR F250 XX.XX@ XX.XX Wifes new hooptie "Gumpert"

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