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Ford F250 heavy duty truck with 6.0 engine

When climbing mountains, truck will sputter and sound as if it is going to cut off. This truck has been in several service departments and nobody can find the problem. They say they have to hear what it is doing. Well, there are no mountains around here for them to test the truck. We are going camping soon (using fifth wheel trailer) and we are concerned about the mountains we must go over.

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  • julie_mckean Sep 11, 2008

    My 250 has the same problem--a sputtering or almost cutting out of the engine when climbing mountains. Around 2000 RPM--when I accelerate, the problem seems to go away. It's a small physical jolt like the engine is quitting as well as a coughing sound.

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Last update i had put in fixed that

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Is the sputtering actually the engine changing rpm or could you possibly be hearing turbo surge?

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