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01 F250 7.3 issues after engine replacement, Code 1316 always on
I have a 2001 F250 that had a couple cylinders low on compression. I came across an 02 F350 2WD with a good 7.3 and 180000 miles. I bought the truck and drove it about 600 miles to make sure it started good and ran well before having the engines swapped. I had an independent mechanic shop do the swap, change fuel and oil and filters. I picked up the truck 2 weeks ago and the water temp gauge wasn't working, and service engine light on. (It's been on intermittently since I've had it for 2 years now.) I changed the water temp sender with the one from the old engine, and it works fine. (Apparently the 02 dash cluster is different, I know it has a digital odometer.)
I brought it back to the shop to have the codes checked and he came up with 1316? Injector drive module. ( I believe this code's been in there since I got the truck with 112000 miles!) He suggested taking the computer and idm out of the donor truck and putting it into mine. Went to get it today and now the water in fuel light is on, and 3 miles later the service engine light is back on. We've drained fuel out of the filter canister 6 times and can't see any water in it. Where is this sensor located? Maybe my dash cluster isn't compatible with this computer?
I've had 4 idm's on this truck since I've owned it, only 6000 miles driven. I had a Ford dealer completely test the wiring harness and they couldn't seem to come with a solution either. At that time they also replaced all the injectors, glow plugs, and valve cover harnesses. When they found the low compression I told them low compression shouldn't make these codes keep showing up. If they would have put in a new engine the codes would most likely still be there. They agreed with me. They basically gave up and said I needed a new engine.
All of the components of the 02 truck are in my 01 now. The 02 never lit the service engine light once.
Any suggestions? Thanks.
Last edited by dragon71; 01-26-2013 at 07:24 PM.