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truck shut off while driving and wont start back up

recently my 94 powerstroke with 187k or so has been randomly stalling out on me while driving. but other times i will drive it for days running perfectly. so today it started fine and was driving out of work. it started missing then eventually shut off. usually i can start it right back up but not this time. cant figure out the issue. seems like something electrical but im not sure. its a 94 so its not obd2 compliant. any ideas?

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recently my 94 powerstroke with 187k or so has been randomly stalling out on me while driving. but other times i will drive it for days running perfectly. so today it started fine and was driving out of work. it started missing then eventually shut off. usually i can start it right back up but not this time. cant figure out the issue. seems like something electrical but im not sure. its a 94 so its not obd2 compliant. any ideas?
Did you check battery voltage after driving it? I've driven over a hundred miles with a bad alternator, but the truck never died as long as it was getting fuel. But then I'd shut it off and the batteries would be totally drained.

If your batteries are okay but it keeps stalling I would look to the fuel system. Air in the lines, dirty filters, etc.
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Start wiggling wires and see if anything helps
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Did you check battery voltage after driving it? I've driven over a hundred miles with a bad alternator, but the truck never died as long as it was getting fuel. But then I'd shut it off and the batteries would be totally drained.

If your batteries are okay but it keeps stalling I would look to the fuel system. Air in the lines, dirty filters, etc.
its still cranking over normally so i dont think thats the problem. could be with the fuel. dont know about the air but i change the fual filter everytime i change the oil

1994 f250 powerstroke extended cab long bed
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5 speed manual 4x4
3 inch downpipe, 4 inch mbrp straight pipe
Diy intake
Glowshift gauges
ts 6 pos chip
fpr shim
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cam position sensor?

1994 f250 powerstroke extended cab long bed
186,000 miles
5 speed manual 4x4
3 inch downpipe, 4 inch mbrp straight pipe
Diy intake
Glowshift gauges
ts 6 pos chip
fpr shim
work in progress

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CPS would be a good place to start.
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i would agree with check cps and it is too obd 2 compliant i have a 94 and use my obd snap-on scanner on it all the time

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well changed the cps with a genuine ford one and still no change. still have a check engine light and no start. Is there any kind of reset or specific install i need to do? did notice the wait to start light flickering though. and as soon as the wait to start light goes off check engine comes on. really need to get the truck back on the road as its my daily

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186,000 miles
5 speed manual 4x4
3 inch downpipe, 4 inch mbrp straight pipe
Diy intake
Glowshift gauges
ts 6 pos chip
fpr shim
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Hmm, the WTS light should not flicker. This could be a sign of a problem with the PCM. Try removing your chip and see what happens.
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when it originally broke down the first thing i did was take the chip off but didnt make a difference. ill try it again today though to give it another shot

1994 f250 powerstroke extended cab long bed
186,000 miles
5 speed manual 4x4
3 inch downpipe, 4 inch mbrp straight pipe
Diy intake
Glowshift gauges
ts 6 pos chip
fpr shim
work in progress

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