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Old 07-30-2011, 10:23 AM
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Engine dies at idle or coughs while driving

1995 F350 7.3L When my truck warms up it sometimes hic-cups while driving. It also sometimes dies quickly at idle. (Not fun losing power steering while making a turn.) If it's the CPS, as someone on another post said, where is the CPS?
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:33 PM
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cps

it is located at about 10 or eleven o'clock if you are looking at the harmonic balancer
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:58 AM
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Its the wiring that sits on top of the engine for the glow plug harness and injector controll wiring. The insulation rots and exposes the copper. I have a 1995 f350 7.3. Its very common because fuel can sit on top the engine and over the years rots the wire. Looked like a birds nest of copper there.
A diesel mechanic in Waller Texas fixed mine. Replaced the harness on top and in the valve covers.
A&D Diesel Repair 936-372-1234
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:34 PM
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Ford cps are also kinda crappy. Buy one from your local International dealer (not the same) or online. MUCH cleaner tolerances and quiter running. Might even see a MPG increase as some do.
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Could be fuel pressure, UVCHs, or CPS.
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I forgot.
Could be LPO or HPO related.
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Rick, mine is doing the same thing!!

Mine died in an intersection today with a girl in truck...I dont mind if this occurs in a parking lot at night ;-) but in the middle of traffic is the last straw!

Keep me posted on what you find out. I actually swapped out my fuel filter and did an oil change on Friday and seems to be occurring more frequently now.
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