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Ford Powerstroke Diesel Service

When was the last time you had your Ford PowerStroke serviced? The truck may be gas-guzzling, but it has many advantages. One of those advantages is that it’s incredibly reliable and long-lasting for its class. Despite this, it still needs proper maintenance and upkeep. A well-maintained Ford PowerStroke will also function better than a neglected one.

Ford PowerStroke enthusiasts don‘t mess around. We‘re in it for the long-term, so we take our trucks a bit more seriously than some of the other guys. And while we definitely want to show off how far we can push our PowerStroke, that doesn’t mean that we don‘t also care about how well it runs and performs!

We have assembled some of the more common maintenance and model specific issues to keep an eye out for.

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Ford Powerstroke Problems - 6.0L 2003-2007

Turbo failure, restrictive oil drain tube, upgrade drain tube

EGR cooler, restrictive, replace or clean

Turbo failure, lack of internal turbo groove, replace turbo (2006)

Oil rail plugs, O-rings fail, replace (2007)

EGR valve sticking, carbon/soot build up, Clean or replace

Head gasket, head bolts stretch, replace head bolts with stronger ones

Oil cooler, plugged or gasket failure, clean cooler and/or replace gasket

Sticking spool valve in injector, use inductive heating flash

Cracked intercooler boot, wear or heat, replace

Coolant leak, Degas bottles crack on seams, replace Degas bottle

FICM calibration, bad calibration or fried circuit board, re-flash or new FICM

Injector harness wear, Chafed wiring harness, replace

FICM harness wear, chafed wiring harness, replace

Despite being well regarded for their long-lasting characteristics, diesel engines, while not resistant to damage, do not last forever. A dirty fuel filter and a bad injector are relatively common problems that are encountered on diesel engines. Whether you fall into any of these conditions or any others, Diesel Service with us is a great solution for you.

6.0L powerstroke head gasket

Ford Powerstroke Problems - 6.4L 2008-2010

Oil dilution, extra “oil” comes out when changing oil, fuel is actually mixing with the oil, change oil often

Leaky radiator, plastic impeller can crack, replace

DPF system, clogging/leaking/sensor failure, replacement if needed

Clogged EGR coolers, coolant breaks down and clogs, install coolant filtration system

Piston failure, weak pistons, replace

Oil cooler, clogging, replace or install an alternate kit to bypass the issues

Head bolts, stretch, replace with stronger bolts

6.4powerstroke engine

Ford Powerstroke Problems - 6.7L 2011-2022 (all years have same problems)

EGR cooler, coolant breaks down clogging coolers, replace if needed

EGT sensors fail, extreme exhaust temperatures, replace

clogged EGR valve

Ford Powerstroke Common Steering and Suspension Problems

Power steering pump randomly goes out or is hard to turn when stopped, belt may be slipping on pulley or bad steering gear, bad pump could also be the issue. The truck is also hard to turn when the PS pump is cold.

Death wobble, trac bar bushings, steering linkage damper and control arms can be defective. Trac bar seems to be the biggest issue

ford dual steering stabilizer

Expertise, competence, and trustworthiness.

Expertise, competence, and trustworthiness. Our diesel technicians keep updated with all the latest innovations so that you will always have a truck that is running smoothly.

You can get the proper adjustments from our certified mechanics here if you want to take your truck's performance up a notch. We service diesel engines and understand the ins and outs of this technology, we can also provide you with all of the maintenance and repairs, as well as all of the extensive maintenance you will need

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