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F350 70th anniversary: So I am getting a p101 and p404 code.

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So I am getting a p101 and p404 code. I cleaned and tested mass air flow sensor and replaced Egr valve... it was pretty bad. Code does not trip until it turn ignition off and on again. Can you help?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
Hello, what engine do you have in this vehicle?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
6.4L diesel? do you have the vin number by chance?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
77k miles on truck
New air filter
3800 sence last oil change
23000 sence fuel filter
Possibly getting some fuel leakage into the oil.... :/
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Also had radiator and fan clutch replaced recently
Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
The mass air flow code can cause the P0404 code. I would try and clean the mass air flow cleaner first. are you using the factory air filter?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Already cleaned mass air flow sensor. I put in a nappa gold filter but factory intake system yes
Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
Most likely the egr valve is bad but that won't cause the p0101 code.
Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
As for the P0101 if cleaning the sensor makes no difference replacing it will correct this code/
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Egr valve i replaced. Sensor tested good
Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
how did you test the mass air flow sensor?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
With multi meter. Watched the voltage go up and down with increased flow of air to motor.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Walk me through how to test it again. I will do it again make sure.
Expert:  James replied 5 months ago.
That's a good way to test it but with a performance code it's almost impossible to test without a scan tool and monitor the air flow. The problem with the code it's hard to diagnose because it might only go out of range at a certain speed while driving. Unless there is a damaged pin in the mass air flow sensor connector a new sensor has a 99% chance of repairing the issue

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