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Hard starting 6.0L Ford Diesel after engine was pressure washed

I bought my 2006 F350 truck 2 days ago which it started fine every time. Took it to the auto detail shop today. When I arrived they had it running to dry out the interior. When I got home, shut it off, an hour later when I tried to start it the engine would turn over fine, but would not start. After trying multiple times it started, and ran fine. Drove it 10 miles, left it off for an hour, same problem, after it started the yellow engine symbol stayed on while driving it home. Any suggestions?
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Can you get your hands on a code reader? If not, maybe the ones they have at AutoZone or AdvanceAuto that they loan out will work.
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WOW that sucks. As mentioned you have to find out what that code is. I bet they shorted out one of the sensors or something.

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WOW that sucks. As mentioned you have to find out what that code is. I bet they shorted out one of the sensors or something.
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Well at least the engine is clean!

In all seriousness, that does bite! Hopefully it is something easy like a wire that's simply come off due or loose due to the power washing.

Keep us posted and try to get a code.
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The fault code was P2614, camshaft position signal output circuit open. Bought the manual for the vehicle to locate sensor, went to start the truck, and the fault was gone, and the truck has been starting fine since. Thank goodness. Never letting the engine compartment to be pressure washed again. Thanks for sending me in the right direction.
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It's fine to wash the engine. Do it cold and do not spray the electrical parts directly.

These engines are made to get wet. I mean if you think about it, if they weren't made to get wet then we'd have to stop driving every time it rained.

What probably happened is it got some water inside the electrical connection and it was causing a false signal.

Glad everything is good now.
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