04 e350 6.0 powerstroke help!!!!

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs and Trailers' started by redneckjeep87, Aug 1, 2020 at 12:35 PM.

  1. redneckjeep87

    redneckjeep87 Landscaper Extroidanaire

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    Hi guys thanks for the add. Long time 7.3 owner. Owned for 10 years and wrenched on them for 15.
    I just recently bought a 04 e350 with a 6.0. Has egr delete coolant filter some sort of tune.
    The story goes as this. I apologize for the length, stick with me just trying to be thorough

    -Bought it and was kind of a dog but started and ran ok. Here and there riding down the road would shut off but immediately come right back without doing anything....sometimes it was just loss of cluster, other times everything.

    -my guys were driving it one day and got a call from them later in the day that it had shut off a couple times on them and that they were now dead on side of road. Got there and was clicking as if batt were dead. Jump started and got them enough power to get off the road and to a parking lot. Batteries are on frame rail and a bitch to get to. I found that the terminals were fubared. First batt had a broken in half loose as hell positive and a somewhat loose negative....second battery had a somewhat loose positive and a broken in half negative, then ran to frame that was slightly loose as well. We were next to a auto parts store so off I go. I bought some prebuilt and basically jumpered around the broken terminals to get it going. Worked great, no problems after. And holy hell the damn thing turned into a rocket ship....I assume the ficm wasnt getting proper voltage, nor the whole van. Whole different animal and towed like crazy.

    -fast forward a couple weeks.....missed a stop sign in the dark out in the cut, trailer brakes were out, baha'D a ditch with equipment trailer and machine, unloaded machine drug out etc....good to go still for a couple weeks after that other than beating the pivot bushings out of it, bent trailer frame(14k trailer btw), tweaked hitch, and rear pass body beat up from jackknife

    - dropped off at a buddy of mines so he could go get the ac checked at a friends shop since it didnt work.....picked it up from him and otw home from his shop batt light voltage started dropping, barely made it back to house and then shut down in my driveway Alternator not charging

    - put oreilly pos alternator on it, charged batt, still not charging, no power at lug on alternator, batt voltage on one side of plug, 0.7v at I circuit on plug, batt light on. -wound up finding that the positive harness that runs from starter up around bellhousing to engine harness was burnt thru on engine side of junction just before fusible links. Repaired wiring, have voltage on both sides of fusible links so they should be good......

    -now have battery voltage at lug, and both sides of plug on alternator but still not charging - at some point after all of this I lost battery light but still have voltage at I circuit somehow. Pulled cluster and swapped with known working bulb....both worked apparently, but still no battery light anymore. anymore.

    -I have removed the glow plug controller and the trailer wiring from the scenario just in case, I have checked all the fuses that could be the issue as well multiple times.

    - have had the Reman oreilly alternator tested once and tested good....fixing to pull it off and have it tested several times in a row, as well as the reman alternator that was on it when I got it...especially now that the batt light quit...almost makes me wonder if voltage reg took a shit or something.

    Again sorry for the length, but wanted to give the entire scenario

    Good news is that the van has an entire poly bushing set and new shocks now...cant wait to drive it

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    Last edited: Aug 1, 2020 at 7:31 PM
  2. redneckjeep87

    redneckjeep87 Landscaper Extroidanaire

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    Edited for easier read. Somehow got screwed up in my copy and paste
     
  3. Tim C

    Tim C Wizard

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    It just has 1 alternator right? I figured you'd have said if it had 2. Make sure the big charge cable post on the alternator has battery voltage at all times. The orange/lt blue wire on the regulator plug should be battery voltage at all times. If not check fusible link wires coming off the starter, there are 5 total. The lt green/red wire should have 0v key off, and battery voltage key on and engine running. That's unplugged. Mitchell says it's 0v key off, 1 to 3v koeo, and 8 to 9 v key on engine running. I believe that's plugged in, not 100% on that though.
     
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