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2005 Ford Super Duty F-350 SRW Harley-Davidson Crew Cab 156 4WD

2005 Ford Super Duty F-350 SRW
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February 7, 2012, 6:15 pm

Sarah B
 

Question: Stalling Diesel

2005 Powerstroke v8-6.0L is giving me trouble.
Friends have said it could be bad or clogged injectors or a bad fuel pump.

symptoms:
when idling or coasting, RPMs drop to 0 and the engine cuts out.
when starting for warming up or idling at lights, the engine sputters lightly
Engine sounds weak when idling and when accelerating
If it is fed fuel while idling it doesn't stall out or if im coasting and keep lightly feeding it, she keeps running.
If it stalls while driving(coasting) I switch to N to restart and upon acceleration, bluish-white smoke comes out for a couple seconds then cuts out.

The truck is used with 91,500 miles on it, it usually runs great. Oil changed religiously since we got it (@74000) and just changed the fuel filter.
It is a daily driver and pulls a steel horse trailer so it's pretty well exercised.

Any ideas? thanks, Sarah


February 8, 2012, 9:00 pm

Tyler O
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Check the condition of the complete fuel system. Pressure lines, pumps, injectors etc.

Have you checked the engine computer for any stored fault codes?


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