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Hi all,
I have a 3.2l diesel Wildtrak auto with 5000 miles. All has been well until we started to pull a 5th wheel camper which is 3.5 tonnes (8000lbs). It started off OK but on inclines and under load (prob running about 3000-3500rpm) after about ten-fifteen minutes from setting off the engine judders, hesitates then starts to lose power, gradually slowing and will not rev above 2000rpm leaving us at about 20mph. Idling in nuetral when the limits revs to 2000rpm as well. Leaving the engine off for 10-15 minutes seems to clear the issue but after a further 10 minutes driving the problem reappears. No warning lights on dash at all. Without the trailer on the truck runs perfectly and the problem cannot be replicated.

We called out the recovery service and they plugged in their tablet but the engine was showing no fault codes. A visit to ford has confirmed this and I cannot replicate the issue to the ford dealer as they arent interested in coming for a ride with the camper in tow.

It has just had its first service but this did not resolve the issue.
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Fuel was bought from mainstream filling stations and we have tried with full tanks from different stations.

One ford dealer said that it sounds like the EGR system is trying a regen (as it will be hot and higher revs) and because it is under heavy load it cannot do it then it reduces engine power. Another ford dealer said this is not the case as it would throw a warning light.

I would be really grateful if anyone could suggest any possible causes or even some more tests to try as we seem to be on our own now that Ford have shrugged their shoulders!

Thanks

Jerry
 

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Hi all,
I have a 3.2l diesel Wildtrak auto with 5000 miles. All has been well until we started to pull a 5th wheel camper which is 3.5 tonnes (8000lbs). It started off OK but on inclines and under load (prob running about 3000-3500rpm) after about ten-fifteen minutes from setting off the engine judders, hesitates then starts to lose power, gradually slowing and will not rev above 2000rpm leaving us at about 20mph. Idling in nuetral when the limits revs to 2000rpm as well. Leaving the engine off for 10-15 minutes seems to clear the issue but after a further 10 minutes driving the problem reappears. No warning lights on dash at all. Without the trailer on the truck runs perfectly and the problem cannot be replicated.

We called out the recovery service and they plugged in their tablet but the engine was showing no fault codes. A visit to ford has confirmed this and I cannot replicate the issue to the ford dealer as they arent interested in coming for a ride with the camper in tow.

It has just had its first service but this did not resolve the issue.
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Fuel was bought from mainstream filling stations and we have tried with full tanks from different stations.

One ford dealer said that it sounds like the EGR system is trying a regen (as it will be hot and higher revs) and because it is under heavy load it cannot do it then it reduces engine power. Another ford dealer said this is not the case as it would throw a warning light.

I would be really grateful if anyone could suggest any possible causes or even some more tests to try as we seem to be on our own now that Ford have shrugged their shoulders!

Thanks

Jerry
Hi, I am having the same problem,also 2019,did find out what the problem was?
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Hi, I am having the same problem,also 2019,did find out what the problem was?
Magne
Just wanting to know if you managed to resolve the issue? I'm having a very similar issue and Ford SA guys are listing possible 3 problems 1. Fuel Pump 2. Common Rail & 3. the fuel pressure regulator. In short fault finding by elimination and at my cost!

Or, is there anyone out there who can point me in the right direction?

Sean
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Having the same problem.
Travelling up Mt Ousley in Wollongong Going on holidays, 17th December. Half way up the hill and my 2019 XLT loses all power and drops into limp mode while towing a less than 2tonne boat.
Two Ford dealers in the local area can’t fit me in till the 27th January. Ford Australia, have looked into this but also state there is no way that my vehicle can be seen before then. That is over a month, with a clear warranty issue.
will be speaking to the ACCC tomorrow, about accessing an independent mechanic to fix the vehicle under warranty. Ford Australia have tried to explain that they will not guarantee that costs will be covered, but i would think that over a month would be considered an unreasonable amount of time to wait for the vehicle to be looked at?
Ranger SA - Looking through the ACCC and warranty information for consumers, I would consider this a major fault as it doesn’t allow you to use the vehicle for the intended purpose of towing under 3.5t. Will let you know how I go tomorrow with ACCC. I have attached a link below. Interesting reading.

 

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Did you ever come up with a solution for your loss of power I have experienced the exact same issue for around 8months now. Fortunately it started whilst still under warranty and it's now at lookers ford with them trying to investigate I did manage to get it too them whilst in fault and let one of the mechanics take it for a drive so they have actually witnessed it this time!!
 
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