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6.0 Powerstroke Died Going Down The Road. Help.

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Q - My 6.0 going down road died and it won't start any help thanks - James

A - James, the first thing I would do is pull the codes and see if you have any clues there.  Next I would check low pressure fuel, high pressure oil, FICM voltage, and crank/cam sync.  Somewhere in there you will most likely find a clue as to why the truck quit and won't start.  If you need more help once you have this info, please ask.

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