Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.4L Power Stroke Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


6.4L Power Stroke Diesel Engine fitted to 2008 - 2010 F250, F350 and F450 pickup trucks and F350 + Cab Chassis SPONSORED BY:

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-28-2012, 05:39 PM
djohnson170 djohnson170 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5
djohnson170 is starting off with a positive reputation.
2008 F350 tbc module fault and no start

Hey everybody. I'm new to the forum and I think it's awesome that there are people out there that are willing to help and put the time in... So here's my problem. I drove my 08 F350 6.4 about 100 miles the other day and went home and shut it down. About an hour later I went to take off in my truck and when I turned the key on and it showed trailer brake module fault on the dash. It also simaltaneously showed check brake system, traction control on/off, and ------- on the odometer. Also all the indicator lights are fluttering on and off like it's a short or ground issue. Does anyone have a clue on what i should do? My local dealer told me that if I disconnected the itbc that it should start if it was actually a short in the controller itself. I unplugged it and no luck... I'm at a loss. Any help is great!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-28-2012, 05:57 PM
StanleyZ's Avatar
StanleyZ StanleyZ is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 3,251
StanleyZ is a splendid one to beholdStanleyZ is a splendid one to beholdStanleyZ is a splendid one to beholdStanleyZ is a splendid one to beholdStanleyZ is a splendid one to beholdStanleyZ is a splendid one to behold
How are the batteries? That might be a good place to start. Bad batteries make these trucks do strange things.
__________________
2014 DRW, CC, 4X4, Lariat. 85 gallon in bed auxiliary fuel tank, UWS tool box, spray in bed liner by Bullet liner and a little truck bling.

GONE NOW:2008 DRW CC deleted and tuned. Bullet proofed motor and built transmission, totaled by a drunk old woman. I miss it. 2001 F250 4X4, loaded with stuff and a great truck but my big 5er was just too much to handle for her.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-28-2012, 06:50 PM
djohnson170 djohnson170 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5
djohnson170 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I put batteries in it not long ago... Had an issue with that already and learned my lesson the hard way there!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-28-2012, 08:04 PM
senix's Avatar
senix senix is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 21,000
senix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputation
I'd test the batteries before I did anything else.
__________________
Scott-2013 F350 with a lot of tires.
2013 40' 4-slider stoneridge 5th wheel coming in at 15,400; 2015 Lincoln MKC
http://www.ford-trucks.com/guidelines.html

Previous Truck 2008 F250 6.4 with lots of upgrades and a suspension upgrade from Torklift International StableLoads
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-29-2012, 06:36 PM
djohnson170 djohnson170 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5
djohnson170 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Ok everybody... Pulled the batteries and had them load/capacity tested and they both checked out good... So now I'm lost again. I've been a mechanic for 12 years and I'm just stumped. I've also read somewhere that threesome a section of harness that can fill with moisture? Any other ideas would be good.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-29-2012, 08:20 PM
senix's Avatar
senix senix is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 21,000
senix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputation
check the smart junction box.
__________________
Scott-2013 F350 with a lot of tires.
2013 40' 4-slider stoneridge 5th wheel coming in at 15,400; 2015 Lincoln MKC
http://www.ford-trucks.com/guidelines.html

Previous Truck 2008 F250 6.4 with lots of upgrades and a suspension upgrade from Torklift International StableLoads
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-29-2012, 09:02 PM
djohnson170 djohnson170 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5
djohnson170 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Ok. What exactly should I check in the sjb? Fuses and connections?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-29-2012, 09:08 PM
senix's Avatar
senix senix is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 21,000
senix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputation
I'd check all the connections, make sure it is all tight and no moisture. About the only thing I can think of right now.
__________________
Scott-2013 F350 with a lot of tires.
2013 40' 4-slider stoneridge 5th wheel coming in at 15,400; 2015 Lincoln MKC
http://www.ford-trucks.com/guidelines.html

Previous Truck 2008 F250 6.4 with lots of upgrades and a suspension upgrade from Torklift International StableLoads
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-01-2012, 12:32 PM
p8ntballn2's Avatar
p8ntballn2 p8ntballn2 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 264
p8ntballn2 is starting off with a positive reputation.
everytime i start up my truck i get the "trailer brake module fault" i hit the reset button everytime i start it up and it goes away.. IBC works perfect on the three trailers i normally haul.. no other errors other than that.. i've check all the connections and fuses, everything checks out good.. i dont have any of the no start problems.. just the fault that comes up.. no codes on my livewire.. but it probably cant read it if there was one, i haven't taken it in yet, but i'm going to be getting an alignment in the next few days. maybe i'll ask them to look into it.. my only concern is everything works perfect, i just get that stupid message everytime and i have to clear it EVERYTIME! kinda annoying but i'm used to it now, been doing it for 6 months.
__________________
2008 Ford F250 Crew Cab Short Bed King Ranch
-DPF/DOC Delete, 5" Flo-Pro SS Turbo-Back Exhaust, S&B Intake, IDP Custom Tuning, 3.5" Leveling Kit, 37x13.5x20 Toyo MT's on Factory 20" wheels, Dual Steering Stabilizer, Homemade CCV Mod
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-01-2012, 07:39 PM
djohnson170 djohnson170 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 5
djohnson170 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I pulled all the connections apart today and blew them out, cleaned them with electrical contact cleaner, and used dielectric grease on them before re-installing them. The only thing I haven't done is pull the sjb out and pulled the harness from the bottom if that's possible? I did find one burnt fuse for the trailer brake delay relay or something like that? That didn't change anything. I did notice this last time that after cycling the key several times it started to smell like something was burning or really hot right above the sjb. Also one thing I forgot to mention before is that the check brake system light flashes everytime I turned the key on. Wondering if that was something normal or if that may have been a pre-cursor to this problem. Also the back-up sensors were working intermittently for the last week and seemed to have stopped working as well... Thought I was on to something but stumped again...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-01-2012, 10:28 PM
Bounds-Electric's Avatar
Bounds-Electric Bounds-Electric is offline
FORD USER
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: EARSTERN SHORE OF MD.
Posts: 376
Bounds-Electric is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
[QUOTE=p8ntballn2;11512923]everytime i start up my truck i get the "trailer brake module fault"

Spray plugs in the back with wd 40 . Keep them strayed, any water, salt will give you this fault.
__________________
2008 F-350 XLT Lariat King Ranch DRW 4x4
(Truck 225,500 miles )(New Motor at 127,000 miles)
2001 F-350 XLT Lariat DRW 4x4 (232,650 miles) Totaled
1997 F-250 XLT Lariat 4x4 (210,500 miles)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-02-2012, 04:27 PM
mremt4u mremt4u is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1
mremt4u is starting off with a positive reputation.
same

I've got the same problem , right now and its giving me a bad headache .....
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-19-2013, 05:49 AM
USMCBrown USMCBrown is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
USMCBrown is starting off with a positive reputation.
Has anybody resolved this issue? I am having the same problem. Bought this truck 2 weeks ago and I am already second guessing myself. "Trailer brake controller module failure" and "Check Brakes" are the trouble codes I am getting. Fuses are good, tried removing fuse and starting but still nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-19-2013, 06:00 AM
senix's Avatar
senix senix is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Frederick, MD
Posts: 21,000
senix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputationsenix has a superb reputation
check brakes...then load test your batteries. They are probably weak.
__________________
Scott-2013 F350 with a lot of tires.
2013 40' 4-slider stoneridge 5th wheel coming in at 15,400; 2015 Lincoln MKC
http://www.ford-trucks.com/guidelines.html

Previous Truck 2008 F250 6.4 with lots of upgrades and a suspension upgrade from Torklift International StableLoads
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-23-2013, 06:06 PM
DJK555 DJK555 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
DJK555 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Won't start

Quote:
Originally Posted by senix View Post
I'd check all the connections, make sure it is all tight and no moisture. About the only thing I can think of right now.
I had my f350 do a similar problem. There's a sensor on the exhaust that goes bad and when it does the truck shuts down with no warning. My mechanic couldn't find it had to take it to the dealer. Read on here it happens all the time. They say it overheats which is bull because it's been freezing here and I was going les than 70 for about an hr. Look up exhaust problems. Hope this helps.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 06:06 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trailer Brake Controller Fault 2005 350 Super Duty dburatti Super Duty & Heavy Duty 16 05-11-2014 11:36 PM
Possible Glow Plug Control Module Issue????? bigboytoys08 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 11 04-04-2013 09:15 PM
borrowed scanner lots of codes! rcgtsport 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 8 07-16-2010 07:30 PM
6.0 won't start Chuckster380 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 6 06-25-2010 12:26 AM
In Cab Brake Controller WK57ABF Super Duty & Heavy Duty 22 02-17-2009 04:15 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.4L Power Stroke Diesel

Tags
2008, 64, 64l, brake, crank, diesel, dpf, f250, f350, fault, ford, module, problems, removal, start, tbc, trailer

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup