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Hard starts, stalls, smokes, won't go over 1500 rpm

As the title states when I go to start my truck it'll crank but will idle rough for about 3 seconds then stall, will do that for 7-8 times then will finally stay running. I don't know where to start to look for problems. I have the EGR deleted but the valve is still there not sure if that'll cause a problem? But the truck won't rev over 1500 in neutral or driving and if I mash the pedal it cuts out like no fuel?

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Turns out it was the FICM even though it read 48v

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Truck still shudders when you're first taking off and in over drive. Any help with that?

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Fuel filters? Hfcm full of crud? Fuel pickup full of crud?


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I just changed the Filters, What do you mean by HFCM?

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The hfcm is the fuel pump/water separator on the driver side framerail under the rocker panel. There is a brass fitting on the forward side with a 6mm allen key. If you back it out , trapped water will drain out. You should do a fuel pressure test after you change the filter and drain the separator.


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