With the issues that have plagued the 6. Full size Crew Cab 4-Door and a long bed combination gives you ample room to fit your family of 6, while hauling all your camping gear. I had it towed to the dealer and the result of the breakdown was a cps, cam position sensor. I replaced the cps and the problem stopped. It took me about 30 minutes to remove said clip and maybe 30 seconds to install a new one.
It seems that these cps units fail over and over on all of these Ford diesels. It seems common knowledge among Ford 7. Built on a bigger and more robust platform than the lighter-duty F150 and F250 series trucks, the 1999 Ford Super Duty F350 was designed for the toughest jobs. And if you want to upgrade the whole turbo, guess what, we've got those too! The Turbo-Master design features a waste gate lever that is longer than the stock unit. They are found in International T444E engines, but were never used in Power Stroke models. All advertised to be true but not guaranteed. Most owners carry a spare in their trucks to avoid being stranded.
The contact had seen several complaints on the internet concerning this issue on this year, make and model of vehicle. . I wrote a letter to Ford on November 30, 2009 explaining the problem and they assigned case number to my problem. Underneath the tight outer layer is a high-temp rated silica insulation padding for extra protection against extreme turbo-generated heat. I feel ~125,000 miles is an acceptable life span for the sensor, but the immediate failure without warning can leave the driver and occupants in a dangerous situation. When turbine inlet pressure reaches that preset point, the waste gate valve is forced off its seat to allow bypassing of any excess turbine inlet pressure, thereby controlling shaft speed and boost output pressure.
As these trucks get more miles on them the odds increase dramatically that the cps will fail leaving the vehicle in an uncontrollable state in many instances. Above is a closeup of the Turbo Master actuator connected to the wastegate lever. I have searched the internet and found this to be a common problem but nobody seems to know how to fix it. With the Turbo-Master, turbine inlet pressure is retained up to the preset point of bypass. The reason for the longer lever? The Turbo-Master mechanical waste gate controller is designed to function as a 'turbine-inlet pressure' relief-valve mechanism. I've had 2 sensors fail in a 40,000 mile period.
Truck started back up and continued on a several hour trip. The elegant engineering and simplicity of the Turbo-Master Drive pressure linkage is a testament to the thorough research behind this product. The reason for the longer lever? Opinions vary wildly about performance gadgets and their effect. It will keep the waste gate valve closed, retaining turbine inlet pressure up to the predetermined, pressure bypass point. There are good ideas that work for many, there are ideas that may work for some, and then there's this. While traveling in the fast lane of a 5 lane freeway in moderate traffic, the vehicle stalled without warning. As always, if you have questions about what is right for you and your particular truck do not hesitate to give us a call, or send an e-mail to and we would be happy to assist.
The oil capacity for a 1999 Ford F350 7. Titanium Turbo Shields are constructed from pulverized volcanic rock, and are then strained into a fiber material. This is the second time the same failure has occurred. This F350 was bought and well maintained by the original owner, throughout its life, so you know you are getting a quality vehicle. Has had to replace it.
Above is a closeup of the Turbo Master actuator connected to the wastegate lever. I was able to get off the side of the road and stop. This is a common problem with these vehicles and in my opinion is a very serious safety issue. I could find the exact model number and size of that battery later. It is not advertised as such, but I have had many customers claim it cured their surge. Even on an otherwise stock 7. The factory control is a spring-loaded canister.
This incident cost me right at six hundred dollars total but since I have learned to replace it myself. There is a link to full color installation instructions at the bottom of this page. This can be done no other way. I urge you to research this problem and bring it to light so that Ford can no longer sweep it under the rug until people get hurt. Please let Ford know that I will by a Dodge or chevy next time. Be aware of this before you decide to remove the shield. It restarted after several attempts.
A canister style cannot do it, and wire tying the wastegate shut can't do it either. I now carry a brand new packaged spare sensor and tools to change it in my truck at all times. When replacing a fuel injector, the correct injector must be used - do not mix and match. The vehicle was very difficult to restart. In other words, set to 20 this starts to open at 10. Please take all necessary precautions to insure that the oil supply line and all fluid fittings are in proper working order, sealed and without leaks.
This direct replacement Cartridge allows you to repair your turbocharger without needing to purchase an entire turbocharger assembly. Maintain a proper functioning turbo system with Dorman's Turbocharger Cartridge. I really enjoy this thing! We were driving on a very curvy road and I was barely able to maintain control of the truck no brakes, no power steering. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence initially and then to a dealership who determined the cam position sensor was defective. With the engine off, there is no power brakes or steering on a truck that weighs several tons, this is a dangerous situation. It's funny you ask that.