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2002 F-350 7.3L wont crank, start, run HELP!!!!
Ok... bear with me, but I hope that this is an easy one for your guys. I'm driving home from work, my normal 16 miles. 13 miles to the off ramp, and my sweet assed 2002 F-350 limited edition, DRW 7.3L diesel truck is blasting down the road as always. I get off the freeway, and slow to the light for my left turn. All of the sudden she starts running rough. Like a top fuel dragster with a NICE cam. So It's a rockin. I pull to the side, and let it run to see whats going on. I give it some throttle, and it complains as if its flooded. 2-3 minutes go by, and I decide to go to a gas station to get some fuel additive for anti-gelling, as its 20 degrees in Ohio now. I figure that even though I have 3/4 of a tank of fuel, it might be gelling. I get about a mile from the station and it stalls. I try 3-4 times to restart, and it does, but it's running rough. I limp it to the station, and let it run while I purchase the chemicals. I dump it into the tank, and fill up the tank to FULL. I'm thinking that its a cold condition. I let it run 5-6 minutes, and it seems to clear. I go toward home and about 2 miles go by, and its losing power, and chugging again. Now it's over. stalls, and it takes 5-6 cranks to get it to start, and its running VERY rough. I go the last 3 miles about 600-700 FT. at a time. all the while cranking 6-7-8-9 times to start. I got pushed the last 500 ft. because the batteries are DEAD....
I pulled the fuel filter in the bowl, and it looks crappy. There's a white snotty substance in the bottom of the bowl. I drained it, and changed the filter. I turned the key, and the bowl refilled in the time it took to exit the truck, and climb the ladder to see inside. A little slow???
I've recharged the batteries, and now it doesn't even crank, just a click, and nothing. The wts light comes on. The gages cycles with the key. but when I try to start, just a click.
Is this a fuse???
This seems to be definately fuel related. I find it hard to believe that the filter will solve the problem, because it should have taken days for it to stop because of a dirty filter. Fuel pump????
Can anyone help??? first I need to get it to crank again, it did yesterday, then I need to see if its getting fuel. I dont have a clue where to start....