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Motor skipping

I've recently purchased a '96 f-250 with a 7.3l powerstroke turbo diesel. Truck has 300,000 miles. The truck ran well once it started Really hard to start after sitting for a day or two.

Since I didn't know the maintenance history I decided to start with changing the glow plugs among other things. I did the passenger side 4 and now the motor skips.

If the plugs weren't screwed in far enough would this cause a problem? The cover is just sitting on there now and I am going to take it off to check the wiring. I suppose one of the caps could have come off or is not seated. Other than that, I am at a loss as to what could be the problem. These are new Bosch glow plugs from NAPA.

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Yank those NAPA plugs right out and go with Motorcraft plugs. Go Motorcraft or International every chance you can with these trucks.

You most likely knocked a connector loose. If it's the original harness and gaskets then they will most likely need replaced since they are old and brittle at this point.
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The plugs are Bosch. Good or bad?

So i went back in and reseated the plugs. Runs good now plus I let it run for a bit. The test drive went well. When I work on the other 4 i'll know how they should be connected properly.
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Beru are the best GPs.
did you check over the UVCHs since you were under there anyway

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I checked everything while in there the best I could. I'm new to diesels so I am learning.
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Yea, it's on a diesel truck, but it's just wiring. You just have to make sure connections are good, wires aren't bare, and pins aren't burnt.
We can help you with the diesel part



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