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Wrench light coming on, the wench light symbol, 2008 f 250,

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Wrench light coming on ...

Wrench light coming on

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

The wench light symbol

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2008 f 250

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Changing the altenator

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Ford Mechanic: Kenny Z., Ford Senior Master Tech replied 11 months ago
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Hello, my name is***** and thanks for your question.

Have you had it scanned for codes yet? Does the engine and transmission operate normally when the light comes on?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
ive scanned for the codes nothing cam up my engine and transmission runs great
Ford Mechanic: Kenny Z., Ford Senior Master Tech replied 11 months ago

Are you using a generic code reader?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
obd II
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
a scanner I don't know what you mean by generic
Ford Mechanic: Kenny Z., Ford Senior Master Tech replied 11 months ago

Is it a small hand held code reader like autozone sells?

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Ford Mechanic: Kenny Z., Ford Senior Master Tech replied 11 months ago

Ford has many proprietary transmission, throttle body and PCM codes that can only be read by high end scanners such as Ford IDS, Snap on SOLUS etc... the auto parts store code readers will not pull these codes.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
this is a actron a yellow scanner you plug in
Ford Mechanic: Kenny Z., Ford Senior Master Tech replied 11 months ago

Yes actron will only read generic OBD2 universal codes. Looks like you are going to have to have it scanned with a higher end scanner. Sorry please don't shoot the messenger.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
that's ok the wrench came on my lights suddenly dimmed and had it checked and the voltage regulator was bad changed the altenator but the wrench came back on
Ford Mechanic: Kenny Z., Ford Senior Master Tech replied 11 months ago

I would suspect it is going to have one or more of these manufacturer specific codes. They really go all out sometimes with these codes, making you take it to the dealer! There are several high end scanners that aftermarket shops use, cheapest one is over 2K.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
basically you cant tell me anything at all what are the common problems stemming from the the wrench symbol
Ford Mechanic: Kenny Z., Ford Senior Master Tech replied 11 months ago

Gas or Diesel?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
diesel
Ford Mechanic: Kenny Z., Ford Senior Master Tech replied 11 months ago

Intermittent output shaft speed sensor failures, Intermittent transmission range sensor failures, Internal PCM torque calculation errors, Internal PCM engine timer faults, Intermittent high speed can buss errors. Next to impossible without codes, these are the most common that I see at the dealer. There are also many diesel specific codes that the actron won't retrieve either, catalyst, dpfe, regen codes and the like are all manufacturer specific.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
ok
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
thank you
Ford Mechanic: Kenny Z., Ford Senior Master Tech replied 11 months ago

Best of luck!

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