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6.0 powerstroke blowing white smoke on start up and coolent Reservoir keeps going empty after three weeks
Hi there. What you are describing is an indication of a coolant leak inside the motor. Typically this is a major issue caused by a blown head gasket. When oil and coolant mix together, white smoke is typically expelled out...
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Coolant leak somewhere bad
If the leak is large, simply leaving the engine off and flowing water through the system will pinpoint it. Based on the location you are describing, it could be a heater hose that has rotted and burst. It should be...
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My 2000 F-250 completely stalls randomly
The most common cause of random stalling on this vehicle is a failure in the camshaft position sensor or in the connection at the sensor. This causes the computer to lose the signal and stall. If there are other electrical...
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I need the cylinder head replaced and intake manifold. How much does that usually cost
Hi There, What you are describing is something that can be repaired by a few different methods. Depending on whether or not there was any damage to the cylinder head and to what extent the damage is repairable will determine...
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Starts fine then after a minute or so starts to misfire.
Hi there. Check the oil pressure to the fuel injectors and see if the pressure is dropping. The injectors require the oil pressure to make them work and if the pressure is dropping, then the injectors will not fire. If...
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f250 5.4 v8 automatic 4x4. It spit a spark plug in a cylinder and still runs just misses. Shop is asking 4500. What damage can it cause and how much to fix it?
If the spark plug is spitting out, then the threads in the cylinder head or on the spark plug have been stripped out. Check the spark plug if you still have it and see if its stripped. If the plug...
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Platinum model, does it have daytime running lights and how to turn them on.
You would know if your vehicle has daytime running lights if your headlights were on even if you headlight switch was off and you would see the DRL indicator on in the dash. You do not and cannot turn the...
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I have excessive smoke coming from exhaust when I tow my trailer.
The cloud of smoke is the engine running colder than normal or having too much fuel in the engine. Check the fuel injection system and see if the fuel injectors are firing correctly. If the fuel system is working properly,...
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Why truck will not go when cold
If you have had the fuel injection control module (FICM) replaced recently then you may have a bad FICM caused by repeated low voltage conditions causing the FICM to not produce the high 42 volts to open the injectors when...
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My 2011 truck does not start all lights on dashboard turn on like normal but it will not start and it started showing a advancetra
Hi there. If you are able to turn the key and the engine cranks over; but won't ignite, the issue will be caused by an ignition or fuel system component failure. If you are unable to crank the engine over,...
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99 F250 V10 oil in coolant
You will need to flush system out a few times and then make sure to flush out all the dawn you are using or the dawn will foam up. You should replace the radiator cap if you cannot clean out...
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Will E85 cause damage to my 2013 Ford F250
Hello. E85 can cause some serious damage to your fuel system, especially to the seals in the system. If you flushed the majority of it out and added fresh diesel then you will more than likely be just fine and...
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How to I get the battery charge?
Any other vehicle with a good battery and a properly operating charging system should be able to give you a jump. Another heavy duty vehicle might be better, but any good running vehicle should be able to do it. "Roadside...
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How do u take the windshield washer reservoir out of a 2010 ford f 250 super duty
Hi there. The process for replacing the windshield washer fluid reservoir is very simple. You might want to review this page to see how we complete this process or search online for step-by-step procedures for this job. If you would...
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Car doesn't turn over and the engine doesn't start.
Hi there. When changing out the body control module the Immobilizer system was tripped. Either the system will have to be reset or the Immobilizer system control has to be replaced. If you need further assistance with your engine not...
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Check engine light on and bogs down
Hi there. Looking at the OBD-II trouble codes you provided us and your symptoms, it appears you have a torque converter solenoid or torque converter issue that is causing the sluggish driving and check engine light. The Powertrain Control Module...
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Do all 2002 gas f250 v10 super cabs with Laredo package have an egr valve?
The Ford V10 gas motor does not use an EGR valve on this motor.
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What type plug does my 2010 superduty take,is it just a one piece plug and not the two piece they had trouble with breaking ??
Hi There, The 2 piece spark plug design changed during mid 2008. Your truck should have the single spark plug design. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to replace your spark plugs.
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Won't start
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the testing and repairs that you have already made, considering the cold temperatures in your area, you should start with the glow plugs. There are two things you may need to do. One...
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My truck died while driving. Now will start, but dies when I push brake. If I start in neutral, I can put in drive and go but dies - 2003 Ford F250
Hello - your symptoms suggest that once your cold start features are no longer needed - engine warming up - there is an air "leak" that ruins low speed running. Causes could be a leaking exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve,...

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