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I have a 2006 Ford F450 with 6.0. I was driving around 70

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I have a 2006 Ford F450 with 6.0. I was driving around 70 mph and the wrench came up on the dash display and the truck power was reduced. I wasn't able to drive over 55 mph. If I restart the truck it will clear but it appears again every so often.
JA: How long has this been going on?
Customer: The past 2 days
JA: What is the model of your '06 Ford?
Customer: 2006 Ford f450 super duty
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing so far
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: that's all for now
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.

Do you have the ability to scan it to see which code it stores?

When this happens is there exhaust smoke?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's not showing a code and there is no exhaust smoke
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Are you running a power programmer on your vehicle? I ask because they can make the computer forget trouble codes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No programmer
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Since there are no codes stored but a warning light is on, this means the PCM is the most likely failure in this case. Other possible causes would be:

  • EGR cooler or oil cooler restricted
  • Turbo vanes sticking
  • Coolant temp.

You may want to duplicate this and scan it prior to shitting it off while the light is still on.

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Thanks Moose.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Hello again Chris here,

  • I am following up with you to see if you got everything you needed from my answer. We're you pleased with my help?
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  • This post is coming up on the 7 day mark where it times out. When a post times out, that means it's no longer on my active list (you reply and I may never know it.)

Thanks Chris