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2006 Ford f 350 charging system... My big baby is being

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2006 Ford f 350...

2006 Ford f 350 charging system... My big baby is being difficult

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

I sure can. Ready for the long story?

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Ford
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It's a charging issue with my 2006 Ford F350 6.0 PSD, Single Alternator system (110amp), 4 Pin FICM.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
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Ford Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Can you explain to me a little more on what is occuring with the charging system as well as what has been tested or replaced to try and locate or repair this issue here?

Was anything after market wired into your vehicle like a remote start or alarm system at all?

Let me know so we can continue,thanks Pete.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi Pete! .... So. It was a progressive death. At first my alternator (original) was dropping more and more. The truck was done with me when the Alt pushed out only 7.32 Multimeter tested. I bought (now 2 separate alternators but same ones). With the Alternator replaced, it ran good for about a good day. As I was driving down the highway, she started losing power drastically. Like the current wasn't providing enough to the FICM. It died on shoulder of road, and I couldn't restart it. I had it towed to my house. I commenced to buying a brand new half shell 48v... Installed. Simple. No broken pins, no he's damage to the wiring harness. I tried again to start 'er up. BAM! Battery failure, it wouldn't even turn over. I found out the first owner got cheap and didn't replace both batteries at the same time (hence the utter failure there). I commenced to buying two 850CCamps batteries. Installed. She began to try so hard to turn over, kept trying. She didn't give up. I let the flow plugs run several cycles. I finally got it to start, and I felt/heard it hit the appropriate idle!!!!!! Yay I said, but, no, she went back to rough..... And cut off. I volted the Alts (both) .... Both around mid 13s. No luck! ...... I wanted to make 110% sure it wasn't either of these alternators. One tested great!!!!! The other wouldn't even register, however the bearing spin just fine. She still won't maintain her idle, and rough rough idle. :-( Fuses have not been looked at, I did accidentally forget to disconnect the negative ground from batt, I sparked with my wrench the +Terminal on Alt (still tested fine afterwards.) And then here I am :-)
Ford Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 2 years ago

I apologize for the delay.

Have you had the fault codes checked at all to see what codes are set with this issue here using a scan tool that is fully compatible with your model to check these codes?

Let me know so we can continue,thanks Pete.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It was throwing random contribution codes prior to it having these issues, typically on the driver side roW.
Ford Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 2 years ago

Can you post the code number info here at all?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I haven't rescanned it lately, but it was P0272, 76, 78 80. I believe, all four random contribution cords.
Ford Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 2 years ago

Can you re check the codes possibly to see what codes are coming up now?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I can't right now, it as warrantied with a automotive shop here, they are checking their faulty work. I decided to let them service the warranty as the response time between us is severely lagging, takes too long - and as I needed it up, the response time is just more of a hassle. I do thank you however.
Ford Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 2 years ago

O.k.,if there is anything else I can help with here let me know.

Thanks Pete

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