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Experience:  Ford Senior Master Tech, Ford gas and diesel expert, ASE Certified
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I started out with a "drive to clean exaust" message and

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I started out with a "drive to clean exaust" message and have learned that it is part of the regen cycle but thought it would go away. The truck has a bucket and I am currently using it locally where it idles all day. Subsequently the message was replaced with another one "reduced power" with the wrench sign. I didnt have a chance to get it checked because I am under some pressurre to get some work done so eventually it stalled while working. It started then would stall with a whistle or air leak of some sort and a short balst of black smoke from the muffler but not a lot really. Ive been reading about the CAC hose and DPF need to get up and running asap and am mechanical in nature. I can get whatever parts needed or take action too but could use some guidence to cut down gusswork. Thanx in advance. Paul
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.
It sounds like your DPF filter is plugged solid. I would loosen the bolts around the DPF filter in front of it. Try to start the vehicle and see if it idles. You will get a lot of black soot out of the exhaust when this happens. If it starts and runs you either need to have the DPF filter replaced or if you have an area that can clean them that is usually cheaper. The easiest route is just to install a new filter but they aren't very cheap.
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