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Old 07-16-2013, 05:56 AM
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HELP - 6.0 E350 Wiring Harness replacement

We recently bought an 06 E350 with the 6.0 and Ford is telling us that we need to replace the main wiring harness as it has deteriorated (their quote $3200).

My question is is this something that we could do ourselves, i.e is it as simple as unplug old and plug in new? My business partner and I are amateur mechanics.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:09 AM
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Can anyone help us with this ?
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It's not THAT hard on an F350.....


Now on a E-350, good luck
I've heard it's a complete PITA!!!


Find a shop that specializes in 6.0s and it would be a good idea to take care of all of the other issues it might have at the same time... Ie: HG, oil cooler, coolant filter, ect


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Is something wrong with the van that is making you change the wiring....? Or is the dealer telling you this just because.

Cuz if the van drives normally, then why even mess with it!


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Old 07-17-2013, 06:43 AM
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The van turns over but will not start so they have diagnosed that the wiring harness has deteriorated.

We bought the van last month and within a few weeks the turbo went out. $3900 at Ford! Turning out to be an expensive purchase! Sounds like we would have been better buying a gas motor instead!
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Shouldn't you have a period of time to return it due to them screwing you with a bad rig!

Ok first of all, don't do anything until your sure... I think they will keep you going in circles I you listen to them.

What is your high pressure oil doing when they test it? It could very well be a HPO leak!


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I would really look for another shop to do the work.... MOST dealers have no idea how to fix a 6.0 properly!

Where are you located?


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We bought it from a private party unfortunately.

We are in Vero Beach, Florida....it's at Velde Ford in Vero Beach and they say they are one of the best 6.0 shops in the state, so they would say.

We did take it to a small shop in town before taking to Ford and they mentioned that they thought the HG was going....?
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I would SERIOUSLY consider taking it to Quicktricks Automotive in Miami, Fl.

Talk to Vivian and their tech at least even before taking the truck there and see what they say... I don't think that the dealer you are dealing with is the best in Florida.

For people that know what they are doing there are ways to test the electrical, high pressure oil system, HG, and other things!

I wonder how much they charged you for the turbo.... I bet like 1700 or so huh..?

You could have gotten it for like 700-1100


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Sounds like I have the same problem

How did this end up? Did you have the harness changed? Did that fix your problem?

I have a crank but no start problem. A neighbor that works on heavy diesels brought over a scanner to take a look. Everything looked good except for the FICM SYNC which indicated NO. My neighbor called up a buddy of his that is experienced on the 6.0L to ask advice. As soon as this guy was told that the problem was in an Econoline he said to move the wiring harness near the PCM around a bit. The van fired right up after that. Apparently the harness gets fried over time in the van. The wire insulation gets brittle and cracks, resulting in shorts between the wires. The expert said expect $500 for the harness and 8 hours for a first-timer to put it in.

What a good time! I get to order a harness tomorrow.
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