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Groover

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Posted: 07/16/21 09:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you plugged a code reader into it that can read what the computer thinks the temperature is? It could be a bad gage or it could be the temperature sender. Use the code reader to check temp with the engine cold and still off and see if that makes sense.

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This thread will go nowhere…. It will overheat! Lol


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Fwiw, there may be some weird condition present, but If everything is right under normal driving and hot under load, it’s likely mechanical or physical and it is overheating.
But the lack of info presented and the fact that the OP refers to his truck like a person, says go to a repair shop to me.

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We the people don’t actually believe a modern pickup truck would “struggle” with cooling while tow hauling within oem recommendations and ratings if everything is in good mechanical order do we?

Temperature measurements need to taken at the rad tank, thermostat housing and plug your code reader into the OBD system and see if the readings agree.

Then you know what to chase.

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What is it that's red lining? The tachometer or the temp gauge? Which engine?


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pitch wrote:

What have you done to diagnose the problem?
You threw out a generic open ended question,with no context.
Electrons are cheap, there is no character count so please restate your question with specific symptoms and attempted remedies. Right now you have posters throwing **** on the wall to see what sticks.


Yeah but pretty typical of this forum.

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Are you using premium fuel? If you have the Eco-Boost engine there numerous complaints about over-heating in the earlier models. Do a Google search and you will see the problems and hopefully a solution.





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well Ford cant find anything wrong. they even called factory. Cant belive this is the 1st f-150 that has this issue. we even pulled a heaver camper before down sizing. Censers would go out and stay out, this only happens under load. went from San diego to Phx red line. I say tow mode mother board isssues





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I'm not sure where the temperature sensor is on these engines, but it might be worth a shot to measure the temperature at or near the engine temp sensor or on the thermostat housing using a inferred temperature meter that you simply point the LED light on the location you want to measure temperature and compare its measurement to the trucks reading.


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flathead92 wrote:

well Ford cant find anything wrong. they even called factory. Cant belive this is the 1st f-150 that has this issue. we even pulled a heaver camper before down sizing. Censers would go out and stay out, this only happens under load. went from San diego to Phx red line. I say tow mode mother board isssues


I still can’t figure out whether you’re talking coolant temp or rpms?
But to play detective, I don’t see a summer drive pulling a camper across the desert at coolant redline so

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