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Reduced power warning and a wrench pic : Purchased diesel 6

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Reduced power warning and a wrench pic
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Customer: Purchased diesel 6 miles earlier. 2008 f350
JA: How many miles are on the engine? How has your mileage been lately?
Customer: 57000 miles. Not as good as usual. Pulling an 80 00 travel trailer
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Depends I'm on the road.
JA: Is there anything else the Ford Mechanic should be aware of about your Ford?
Customer: Don't think so
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Edward replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Eddie here and I will do my best to help. If you have a wrench light and that "reduced power" message, then it's got a code stored for something and since your on the road, you probably don't have a scanner do you? Can you check fuse 74 out under the hood. Make sure it's good. here is where it is.

Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 1 year ago.

hello /\. May I ask ? Are you experiencing a driveability issue or is it just that the light has come on ?

Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 1 year ago.

the normal cause on a diesel engine that can cause the reduced power notification is a restriction in the exhaust system . The exhaust may becoming restricted and be in need of a DPF system cleaning or " Regen "

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The fuse is good. I checked the continuity. If I get a scanner, what am I looking for? Can I just reset it. Can I force a regen?
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 1 year ago.

if you connect a scanner you are going to see DTC's that are related to the DPF system . On that year of ford diesel , you will require an " industry " grade diagnostic tool to conduct a DPF regeneration of the system .