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Old 12-14-2009, 03:08 PM
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What a day

I let the wife drive the truck this morning to run errands. First mistake right

She calls me. She got about 2 blocks from the house and the truck just died and threw up the wrench. She was able to get into a turn lane. Truck would just turn over no fire.

Anyway, called Ford roadside, had to wait 2 1/2 hours for a tow. Kept calling Ford back to get another tow company but they wouldnt do it, saying they cant guarantee their service. What BS. Tow guy tried diagnose the engine by just letting it keep turning over. I stopped that real quick. He wanted "to hear the fuel pump"

Finally get to the local Ford shop. They say they cant look at it until tomorrow. I have Ford ESP so get rental. Of course they don't have one in stock. Have to go down the road to get a car. Now riding in a PT cruiser. What fun.

Anyway about 2 hours later, Ford rep called. Said they did get a chance to look at it. He said that it was a gasket. I don't remember if he said high pressure fuel or oil system. Anyway he said it was a $10 part but a pain to get to, wont be ready until Wed night(Cab off repair?). Once I get the repair bill I will post more details.

Truck has 10,800 miles on it. No mods, yet.

Does this sound legit?

Why would the truck just shutdown and not let you at least go in "limp mode"? Just think if this was on a freeway or something just dying and thats it.

Any reason why this might have happened? Future problems that are going to happen now?

Just kind of crappy for my first brand-new and first diesel. Things break even on a $58k truck.
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:04 PM
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Damn, hate to see an 09 with problems. Mine almost at 10k miles too. Keep us posted on what the problem and fix is please. Mine's only gonna be stock for a couple more days.
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when I worked at ford we had an 08 with a no start, it was a gasket with a wiring harness built in and it shorted out, I think it had somthing to do with the fuel but Im not sure, but the cab had to come off to get at it.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:01 PM
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^^^

That must be "we" as in the "guy that works in the stall next to me", because you never forget that retarded repair, especially the way it pays.

HPFP cover gasket/harness, harness rubs through on the pump and shorts out.

Pays 8 hours to change it, including diag. Real nice.

It was supposed to have been fixed, so you may be dealing with something else.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:22 PM
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Glad I didn't have any mods really. What is Fords policy on towing? Any mileage restrictions? My mod friendly dealer isn't the closet Ford repair.

I will let you know what they find out.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:01 PM
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Hillbilly, if thats his problem still is there anything we can do to prevent it? Can I get to it with the cab on to maybe put something to keep it from chaffing?
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:25 PM
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I found this but it says anything built before Aug 07. Could be something else.

We will see.

Diesel Technician Society
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I don't know about mileage limits for towing. The last time I had the radiator replaced the tech didn't put the hose clamps on for my transmission oil cooler. I got 50+ miles from the dealership in Frisco Tx, to Denton Tx to fill up my truck. I noticed trany fluid all over the ground and discovered the lines had blown off. Funny thing was the tow truck that they send was one of those huge ones that are used to tow big rigs. That was just for my F250!!! I laughed so hard. The dealer paid for the tow and everything got fixed!
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:43 PM
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No cab on-fix for these.

The wiring harness is actually UNDER the high pressure fuel pump cover. Real awesome.

I have a picture of the old harness/gasket and new harness/gasket side by side:



The one with the sheathing over the wiring is the "updated" part, but there are still issues with it apparently...the sheathing moves around and causes the wires to chafe anyhow.



That's what it looks like with the cover removed and the gasket in place.



That's what it looks like in the truck, and you can sort of see where it's chafed against the pump.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:46 AM
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^^^Thanks for posting photos, Big Angry Hillbilly! ^^^

This is the one thing I've been nervous about above all else. There seems to be nothing you can do to prevent or even check on it.
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