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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-02-2008, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy No heat while snowplowing.

Happy New Year guys. I have a strange issue I wanted to share with you. I own an 08 F-350 Lariat 4x4 with the 6.4. I plow (not commercially) with my vehicle. When I purchased it I got the snowplow prep package. I use a Western Ultra-mount 7.5' snow plow. The same plow I have used on my 2002.
While driving with the plow on, the temperature sensor on the dash steadily climbs until it is showing 120+ degrees on the monitor. I assume this is due to the air-flow changes due to the plow. The truck does not overheat or run hot according to the guages. However the problem lies in the fact that the computer that controls interior temperature thinks it is 100+ degrees outside; Thus the A/C is always on. It is impossible to get heat from the truck with the plow on. Is that insane or what. So when I am out plowing, in cold sometimes frigid temps I cannot get heat. I talked to the dealer and they have never heard of this. Could the sensor possibly be re-located? Has anyone else experienced this? Are there any Ford Techs who can provide me with some insight? Any help would be warmly appreciated..... l.o.l
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I plow with my 08' F-250. I have no problems and I use a 8.5' plow. Maybe should look at this, you may as well plow with an ATV if you can't get heat. Good Luck.
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take it off "auto" and turn the a/c off

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The outside air temprature sensor is located in front of the intercooler/radiator assembly on the passanger side. I ran into a similar problem when I put the grillle cover on for the winter. The exterior temp sensor was reading considerably higher than the actual temp (not a major issue more of a luctury issue) Well anyways I unclipped the sensor from it's location and placed it above the passamger headlight, works great now.
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Yeah take it off AUTO...hit the A/C switch and turn the heat and the fan on MANUALLY.... lmao...

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wow great info I wish it snowed down here in new orleans !!
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I wish it snowed down here in new orleans !!

I sure as hell don't
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I sure as hell don't

come on i would be nice once in a while to have a change in the seasons !

some of the many downsides if we did have snow is that the drivers down here can't drive when the weather is good, the farmers would take a hit not good, and my job would stop can't waterproof something if its frozen !!!
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You would think up here in Ohio people could drive... BUT NO... as soon as that first little flake hits the road, its automatic, every person hits their brakes and slows down to 25mph... IT IS RIDICULOUS!

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I know, once you get a few inches of water on the roads it's like no one can go half the speed limit
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