Focus on braking less while driving, more anticipating signals and tend to coast more when there is no need to speed up. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the mechanic advised that the fuel injectors would have to be replaced. The problem was the fuel control module, Ford part 9D370, aluminum casing corroded through exposing the internal circuit boards. Check engine light came on at that point. The failure mileage was 84,000. Failure caused by corroded, cracked fuel pump module.
I feel that this could be a fire hazard as well as a health hazard it were to happen to an elderly person. But the seal is now broke, and I'm trying to put some plastic seal on it, but everything I read on the internet, told me Ford was already aware of this problem, because I put an ad up on craigslist under the automotive section, asking mechanics for help on why this would happen to such a new truck. We,ve tried regular and the mileage tanked to the high 20 … 's on the highway and the same loss in town. No visible rust is showing on the pick up bed and the automobile has never driven on winter roads. I tried the starting fluid test to see if it was an ignition problem or fuel problem.
The price we pay for pemium is offset and then some by the higher miles per tank. The failure mileage was 89,000. I no longer drive much beyond 70mph but actually keep it about 65mph. Gave a little shot of starting fluid into the intake and then tried to start. I think it is because of the angle that the fuel line going into the fuel tank is positioned, it almost seems to steep of a turn.
Went out and dropped spare tire and took the control module off the cross member and noticed the hole corroded through the housing just like the video. I jacked up the truck and started it, and climbed underneath, and was surprised to see that it was a plastic black fuel tank, not steel or metal. I was just like a cheap swimming pool that you would put two of them together, and you would seal it in the middle to make a tank. Turn off your engine when you know you're going to be idling for more than a minute or two. If the truck was moving when this happened, an explosion would be the result. Inflate your tires to the maximum allowed pressure.
This is a common occurrence for the 2004 through 2006 F150 and can cause a very dangerous situation if it shuts down while in traffic at highway speeds. Ford had to know about a problem with this component otherwise they wouldn't have changed the design right? When I started my truck, I smelled gas, so I got out of the truck, and could see it coming out of the fuel tank area. The failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. This is an extreme fire hazard, and don't be surprised if this thing catches on fire on me, hopefully not? The approximate failure mileage was 56,000. A definite safety issue is involved. While driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle began to shake vigorously and there was a strong gasoline odor in the vehicle.
Let me know what you end up with. Go gently on the brakes. Took to local Ford dealer who advised that fuel injectors for cylinders 7 and 8 failed, flooded the cylinders and caused a hydrolock. My complaint is that the 2005 F150 had an extension on the warranty due to this problem. I've learned not to stand close now, but I still get fuel all on me when I have to hang up the fuel pump, and fuel is all on the side of my truck now too. I live in a state that temperatures in the winter months can be below 0 degrees Fahrenheit and drive an hour one way to work, this could have happened when I was on the road in extreme cold, could of had my two children with me broke down on the side of the road and cold out. Replaced the fuel pump module which the mechanic said was very common in northern states.
The vehicle was not repaired. With that I eliminated the ignition had to be fuel. Think this is something that Ford needs to do something about. My first questions would be, when was the last time you changed the air filter, spark plugs, spark plug wires, and how about checked the air in your tires? All of that stuff and more could be working a … gainst you. Upon restart, the vehicle was smoking heavily and very rough to idle.
I got on the internet and searched no start problem for 2006 F-150 and found a you tube video of the fuel pump control module rusting out. All three times the fuel backs up into the tank and oversprays me if I'm standing close. It's not like I ran over something, as that would of made a hole in the tank, and I could understand that being my fault, but the seams coming apart, and the gas just going all over the ground. This has happened at 3 different gas stations. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start.