Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Ford Excursion 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 104000 miles
i have a 6.0 diesel engine. I have a check engine light that comes on and stays on. It does not flash. I have taken it to the shop and had it put on the computer, but no errors show up. Eventually the engine will just shut off like it is not getting any fuel. It will not stay started until about the 5th or 6th time trying to start it. I then have to do high idol in order to get it to run. Then at that point it will run fine for about 1 week, and then I have to do it all over again. I have tried putting additives (howes) in it. It does give it some extra boost to get it running, but I still go thru the same problem. Please help.
I am NOT a diesel mechanic, but there is a reflash available for the fuel control module, may help...here's the bulletin on it.
6.0L DIESEL CALIBRATION UPDATE - VARIOUS ISSUES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN Reference Number(s): 09-7-11, Date of Issue: April 20, 2009 Superceded Bulletin(s): 07-5-4, Date of Issue: March 19, 2007 Related Ref Number(s): 06-2-13, 06-22-3, 07-5-4, 09-7-11 ARTICLE BEGINNING ISSUE Some 2003-2007 F-Super Duty vehicles, 2003-2005 Excursions and 2004-2008 E-Series vehicles, equipped with a 6.0L diesel engine may exhibit hard start, no start, white smoke, lack of power, running rough condition after cold engine start up, or diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0404, P0470, P0611, P1260 and/or P1378 issues. Refer to the Calibration Content for information detailing specific vehicle content by vehicle application and model year that is being addressed by this calibration update. This article includes previously released calibration content that improves injector performance in cold engine operation and additional calibration content improvements for specific vehicle applications. ACTION Reprogram the fuel injector control module (FICM), to the latest calibration using IDS release 60.05 and higher. The powertrain control module (PCM) and transmission control module (TCM) will automatically update after FICM reprogramming if they are not at the latest calibration level. This new calibration is not included in the VCM 2009.3 DVD. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com. CALIBRATION CONTENT The PCM and FICM calibration update contains improvement actions to address the following symptoms: 2005 F-Super Duty 6.0L: Ã False DTC P0470 (Exhaust Pressure Sensor A Circuit) due to a freezing condition. Ã False DTC P0404 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Performance) due to a stuck turbocharger condition. 2006-2007 F-Super Duty 6.0L: Ã False DTC P0404 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Performance) due to a stuck turbocharger condition. FORD: 2003-2005 Excursion; 2003-2007 F-Super Duty; 2004-2008 E-350, E-450, E-550 NOTE: This article supersedes TSB 07-5-4 to update the calibration level. Page 1 of 3 6.0L DIESEL CALIBRATION UPDATE - VARIOUS ISSUES -2003 Ford Excursion2005-2006 E-Series 6.0L: Ã False DTC P0470 (Exhaust Pressure Sensor A Circuit) due to a freezing condition. Ã False DTC P0404 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Performance) due to a stuck turbocharger condition. 2008 E-Series 6.0L: Ã False DTC P0470 (Exhaust Pressure Sensor A Circuit) due to a freezing condition. Ã False DTC P0404 (Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Performance) due to a stuck turbocharger condition. Ã False P1260 induced during cranking due to low battery voltage. Ã Generic OBD improvements including; Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 4 and J1699 OBD data test results as reported to the service tool. Previous released calibration content included: 2003-2007 F-Super Duty, 2003-2005 Excursion and 2004-2008 E-Series 6.0L diesel equipped vehicles: Ã White smoke, lack of power, running rough condition after cold engine start up due to injector spool valve sticking internally during cold engine operation. Ã No start/hard start when accompanied with DTC P0611 (FICM Performance), Pl378 (Fuel Injector Control Module System Voltage Low) and/or all eight (8) injector circuit codes. OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES 08-26-3 WARRANTY INFORMATION WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage.
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.