starting issues....

Discussion in '6.4L PowerStroke Power & Performance' started by ducky1402, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. ducky1402

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    Ok, so a few times now when i go to start my truck the message center flashes check brake system and truck won't really start it turns over and seems like it dies. turn key back and try to start again starts no problem every time and doesn't say anything about brakes. Not sure what it is or if it a problem just wondering. Truck has 21k on it now............ Ideas
     
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    I would be going back to the dealer, let them fix it under warranties.

    Doug
     
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    X2.. sounds like a Scan, Re-set, Re-flash is in order.. on Fords Dime.
     
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    called dealer they said it is more than likely a weak battery going in tomorrow at 830 under warranty :D
     
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    Old thread, I know, but did you ever get this fixed? I am having the exact same issue on my 08 F250 6.4. Thanks
     
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    John, batteries cause more problems, in diesels, than any other item. If in doubt, get your batteries LOAD TESTED at a good auto parts store.
     
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    Yup, did some more research after asking here. Went to local shop that specializes in batteries. The left battery tested as good only needed to be fully charged, the right was shot only 5 amps. Replaced them both. Issue resolved.
     
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    :goodjob Way. to go John! :)
     

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