I WENT SHOPPING TODAY AND AS I PULLED OUT I NOTICED THAT THE TRUCK WAS RUNNING A LITTLE ON THE SLUGGISH SIDE, I CAM TO A STOP LIGHT AND THE TRUCK SOUNDED LIKE IT WAS GOING TO STALL OUT, GOINGSTRAIGHT IT RAN OK, BUT UP A GRADE OR HILL SLUGGISH AGAIN. WHEN I PUT THE TRUCK IN PARK, I GUNNED THE ENGINE, HAD NO ACCELERATION POWER AT ALL, SEEM TO BE DAED LIKE, WHAT IS GOING ON AND WHAT WILL CORRECT THIS PROBLEM??? I HAVE A 2008, F 250, 82,000 MILES, JUST HAD THE GREESE AND OIL CHANGED ON THURSDAY, AND I CHANGED THE AIR FILTER ON WEDNESDAY MYSELF... SEEM TO RUN OK UNTIL TODAY, SUNDAY, CAN ANYONE HELP ME WITH HTISIN WHAT IT MIGHT BE, THANKS.... OH THE CHECK ENGINE LITE IS ON AND SOMETIME IT FLASHES....
SLUGGISH , VIBRATING, AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT on 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
by SUGAR30 in Pittsburgh, PA on March 06, 2011
ANSWER by Precision Automotive Service on March 06, 2011
When the Check Engine light flashes it means the engine has a bad enough misfire or condition to cause catalytic converter damage. You need to get this straight to your auto technician. Could be a lack of fuel pressure or an ignition problem but your auto service facility should run a thorough diagnostic test to determine the possible root cause(s).