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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