Showing articles & questions for topic
V8-6.0L Turbo Diesel

Related questions

Question
Batteries at 13v go dead after trying to start it
You need to have the battery charged and load tested. A battery may hold 13 volts and as soon as a load is put on it drop below 9 volts when they are bad. If you want to have this...
Question
Truck is overheating, new turbo and alternator
Make sure the coolant overflow tank is full to the top. It is very common for these to develop cracks which will leak coolant at operating temperature when the pressure inside the system increases. From your explanation, I will assume...
Question
engine suddenly died and wont turn over
There is a recall, 05v270000, for electrical system wiring dated 2005-06-07. This is a Ford recall number that pertains to this exact problem you are having and the cause of the issue may be the fuel injection wire harness or...
Question
will not start
Hi, thanks for your question. I'd be happy to help. As you my know, diesel engines can be extremely cold blooded and tough to start when there is no fuel in the system (you may know this as you recently...
Question
will a defective oil pressure sensing system prevent engine starting even if it turns over
Hello. If the oil pressure sensor was bad it would not keep the vehicle from starting. If there is no oil pressure on the gauge when starting it then there is a supply issue. Most of the time this is...
Question
.can the clutch on a.c. compressor freeze up taking out serpentine belt, and a.c. compressor be ok
As you may know the AC Clutch is the pulley that spins with the Belt. There are two ports on the rear of the Compressor. One is a Suction Port and the other is the Discharge Port. The Suction port...
Question
I have a bad oil cooler, however I also am getting almost no boost at all.
Hello, thanks for writing in. This can be caused by a few different issues. If you had an oil pressure issue from a bad cooler then that could starve the turbo causing it to fail. If the turbo is not...
Question
where is the crank position sensor located we can't locate it
The crankshaft position sensor is almost always located very near or right behind the crankshaft pulley. This is due to the fact that the crank pulley is the only place outside of the engine that is connected to the crankshaft...
Question
what would cause interior lights ,gauges, radio,and windows to stop working all at once
I would recommend checking your battery and all fuses. Use a multi meter to ensure that your battey maintained at least 12.6 volts. Next, use a circuit tester to check for bad fuses that relate to all non working components....
Question
Glow plug
Hi there. With newer diesel engines and the advanced timing systems they have, the importance of fully functional glow plugs once the motor is lit is less important. However, as the weather gets colder, starting a diesel engine with the...
Question
Leaking coolant from passenger side
Hi there. A properly executed pressure test on the cooling system by a qualified technician will uncover what it leaking and possibly uncover any future potential leaks. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary...
Question
What does the reduce engine power mean
Hi there: In general, when you experience a loss of engine power in a 2008 Ford Turbo Diesel pick-up, it's a sign of two potential problems. First and most common is that the fuel or ignition system is damaged, faulty...
Question
Are these issues related and could dealership have seen there were glow plug issues when the hooked my truck to their computer.
Hi there. The issue with the 6.0 L diesel engines is that they are to work fine in all conditions, but when the glow plug relay or the circuits fail, the computer will put the engine into limp mode causing...
Question
Truck starts and runs rough for about 30 seconds, then dies like it is out of fuel. It won'the restart for 15 minuets
Hey there: If the injector control pressure sensor is faulty, you should have received an error code or check engine light warning code that triggered that light on the dashboard. Try downloading all error codes first as it could be...
Question
The engine will run real rough with no power and will die if at idle for too long.
Hello. Most of the time when this engine runs like this it is because the high pressure oil pressure has fallen off. Most of the time it is from the fitting at the high pressure pump but some of the...
Question
Hard start and Code P0672 - Low circuit on cylinder 8 glow plug
Hello. Code P0672 is the code for a low circuit on glow plug #2. If you are also having an issue with the cylinder 8 glow plug, then both of these issues, together, could be a potential cause for hard...
Question
Oil filter adaptor
Hi there. For the oil filter cooler kit, there are cooler lines that are additional optional to add to the engine for additional cooling. The extra threaded hole could be used for an additional cooler line for other models. If...
Question
I have oil dripping from the steering damper all the way back to the transmission
I hear you, tracing oil leaks is hard! I suspect as you do that the leak is at the "nose" or front of the engine (possibly at the front crankshaft seal), and the higher oil pressure at road speed and...
Question
My MAP sensor failed I replaced it then it failed again in one day
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. This issue is not the MAP sensor, but rather the mass air flow (MAF) sensor. This sensor is usually missed unless the computer sees it malfunctioning. Most of the time the MAF will get...
Question
Won't start or idle
Hi there: In most cases when you have starting and idling issues on a turbo diesel it's caused by fuel delivery or air fuel mixture issues. It's possible that your idle control valve is dirty, stuck open or the wiring...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question