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2005 f150 5.4L Installed crate motor from Ford Codes 345,

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2005 f150 5.4L Installed crate motor...
2005 f150 5.4L
Installed crate motor from Ford
Codes 345, 349 bank 2
Swapped sensors
Took to dealer, they have had truck for 4 weeks
What they said they did:
Checked all electrical- good
Replaced PCM
Opened engine verify timing
Replace wire harness
Checked alternator
Nothing has worked
Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago
Jared D
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Good morning,

It sounds like the cam phasers are either stuck or the cams are somehow out of time.

Do you have a scope that you could hook up to check the wave pattern from the cams?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
They said they opened up engine and verified all that
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 9 months ago
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I see you have opted out the tech that was helping.

Are you planning to diagnose and fix this yourself?

Was the engine installed at a Ford dealer?

Has the vehicle been back to the dealer for this warranty repair?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Not installed by dealer
Dealer has been working issue for 4 weeks
Changed cps, pcm, wire harness
Verified eng timing, checked alternator on o scope
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 9 months ago

What has the dealer told you there plan now is?

Does the engine run poor?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No plan
Runs good
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 9 months ago

I believe they need to do an oil pressure test at both heads to see if there is a oil port restricted and not getting enough oil to the variable cam timing system causing this to occur. Next I would check for a damaged tone ring causing the cam sensor to read incorrect.

Now that I have posted a partial or complete answer, you will see you can rate me. The deposit you have already paid is not transferred to me until you rate me. I would like to receive nothing less than 5 star excellent ratings. So if we are not there yet, please reply and let me help more. If you're not pleased, let me know because rating bad does not result in a refund, there are better options. Rating now will not close this post nor prevent replying. Thanks Chris

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Dealer said engineer is stumped
What a waste of time
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 9 months ago

Sorry you were not pleased with my help

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