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Old 05-12-2014, 04:25 PM
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Getting sick of my Ford

Hi everyone! I have a 2005 Ford Excursion with a 6.0 in it. We bought it used 3 years ago. I had a Dodge Durango before but needed something bigger & heavy duty enough to pull our 30' trailer (and haul all the kids). Since that time, we've had to replace the FICM, the ICM, batteries 3 different times, the alternator twice. We did the EGR delete last summer as we were told that would make it "indestructible". Now the injectors need replaced because they are sticking. We have had a Ford mechanic look at it & he can't seem to find the problem. We think it may be a voltage issue. I let it warm up for quite some time before driving it but it misses & and drives like crap. I cross my fingers every time I go to start it, hoping that it will start. Half the time when I step on the gas to pass someone, it lags & barely moves. HELP!! I'm ready to ditch it & get another Dodge. Anyone at all know what might be going on or where to go from here??

(My husband has a 2004 Ram 3500 Cummins & we've never had any problems like this.)
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:35 PM
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I'm not to familiar with 6.0s as much as I am with 7.3s but I have heard of the screen in the HPOP getting clogged up with sludge and would cause the truck to be a dog and eventually burn out the injectors. Not positive tho 6.0s aren't my thing haha
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I'd be tired of it, too. That is an excessive list of replaced components in the engine electrical system. While anything is possible, I think either your mechanic is throwing parts at it or there is a deeper problem with the electrical system that is consuming your FICM, batteries, alternator, ect...

Research injector stiction. Also, look into an OBDII monitor (you can read about it in the stickies) so that YOU know what the FICM output voltage is along with many other useful parameters.
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