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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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I have a 2009 Ford F-350 with smoke come for the exhaust

Customer Question

I have a 2009 Ford F-350 with white smoke come for the exhaust pipe and codes p0284 p0308 p0278
JA: How many miles are on the car? How has your mileage been lately?
Customer: 17000 I just use for work to home about 30miles
JA: Are you fixing your F350 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Try to find the problem first ? Then maybe I'll fix it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 22 days ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 22 days ago.

what engine you have V10 6.8 or v8 5.4 or diesel 6.4

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 22 days ago.

Hey how are you

I will assume it is a diesel

cause these codes are diesel specific

P0284 ; # 8 cylinder contribution/Balance

P0278 # 6 cylinder contribution/ balance

P0308 : # 8 cylinder misfire ( most possible cause fuel injector or wiring to it )

I have sent you the diagrams & possible causes for these 3 codes

it looks like the injectors are not firing or clogged

most likely the p0308 is caused by the p0284 , if the injector not firing on # 8 it will also show misfire .

so if you fix the p0284 , the p0308 might go away after that

do a wiggle test on the harness on the injectors

with a proper scanner you can test the injectors

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