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left me stranded for the first time!
hello all. well, finally happened. truck left me dead in the water. lucky thing it was only a block away from home.
anyway, it wouldnt start. so i will start from the beginning.
i had a icp sensor go out on me. i waited and waited for the part to come in and in the mean time, i was driving it like that with the check engine light on. finally, the sensor gave out and when i checked the oil, it was 6 liers down. so i added to top it off so i could get home. i was losing oil at the rate of 1 liter per 50 kms. i kept topping it up as i went to get home. i got the sensor and replaced it along with the harness. fired right up and had no problems for about a week.
the day it dies, i had to start the truck without being plugged in for several days. it was about -27c for those few days. it cranked over REALLY slow and i had to try 3 times to get it to go. it sputtered pretty bad for about 30 seconds then cleared up and warmed up as usual. after letting it warm up for 10 mins i jumped in and made it around the corner and it died like someone shut off the key. no sputter, no jerking, nothing. i tried to start it again, and it seemed to spin over faster than normal. so i towed it home and did some research. i dont have any test equipment, nor am i close to it so i tore into it suspecting a stc fitting. i came to this conclusion thinking that i may have done something when it was cold and the oil was thick.
well, it looks ok. pulled the pump and it feels ok. so now i am suspecting either the ficm because it was a hard crank when cold, upping the current to it, maybe burning it up. or the ipr valve malfunctioning. i checked the ficm logic fuse, and all other fuses. all are ok.
what are your thoughts and sorry for the long post.
2003 F-350 6.0
HOMEMADE EGR DELETE, MBRP, QUADZILLA GAUGES, ARP'S, 4.5" ICON LIFT,TUNED BY INNOVATIVE, DJ'S, AND CALE.