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post #1 of 8 Old 11-07-2011, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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7.3 starting problems

I have 97 ford f350 powerstroke it has 90,000 miles on it. It's is the truck in my avatar. I don't drive it often only sometimes on nice days. It is always garage kept. I tried to crank it last night and it sounded really rough like it was loping. I backed it up but it wouldn't take any pedal. All of a sudden it sounded like it was running out of gas but it had plenty of gas. Now when I try to crank it, it acts like it wants to fire but it seems like it seems like its no getting any fuel. Last time I drove it everything was fine. Never had any problems with it. Obviously seems like a fuel pump problem, or a fuse or something. What do u guys think it is?


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Go ahead and check all your fuses. Have you ever changed the glow plugs or the glow plug relay?
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Had the glow plugs changed but not sure on the relay.when I crank it, you can hear it trying to fire but it seems like its not getting enough fuel to make it catch.


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Check your CPS and other electrical connections. Sometimes moving something around can be enough to determine the problem.
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how you checked to make sure the hpop reservoir is full of oil? it will do the same thing...at least mine did. if not fill it up and try again.
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The usual "big three" no-start behavior questions:
* Is the WTS light coming on?
* Does the tach move as you crank it?
* Any white smoke from the tailpipe/stack as you crank it?
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Re-post your issues on this thread brother. Most of the main OBS guys check it regular and respond to these kind of questions and you wont get hacked for asking questions . There are a few things that could be causing your problem.


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Could it be the fuel bowl heater is shorting out and disabling the injectors ? You can tell if the WTS lamp is operating as usual .

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