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Old 07-04-2012, 05:47 AM
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F350 died while driving.

'97 7.3 powerstroke CCLB 4x4. Neither of my gas gauges work, last week ran it out of fuel and it died, switched tanks and it started right up. Fast forward to last night. I was on the road for about 3hrs or so and it just started chugging like it was starving for fuel, a/c was on whole time. I coasted to the side of the freeway, it took a few times to get it started again but then it fired back up it drove fine for about 2 miles then I turned the a/c back on it died again and wouldn't start back up.

I gotta wts light, no cel light, drained the fuel bowl and it filled back up, fuse 22 is good.

When I got home last I must've read about 20 threads just like this, but not one of them listed what the fix was, it seems fairly common.

The truck was left in a grocery store parking lot about 10 miles from my house.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:54 AM
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Sorry, it's an 1989 F-350 CCLB. It has the 7.3l, e40d, tc, dash, fenders, hood and grill out of a 1997 F-350 that has 170,000 miles on the clock. From the dash forward it's a '97. It has regular oil and fuel filter changes.

I went to get it this morning. After 5 minute of cranking it fired up and I drove it about 10-12 miles home, it ran fine. Now I just don't trust it. This is my dd and ATV hauler/family camping rig, so it does make some long trips.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:27 AM
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bump. anybody?
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:00 AM
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When it wasn't starting, could you see the tach moving while cranking it? Seems like we've had a spate of CPS failures in this wonderful near-nationwide heat wave we're having. They seem to be having a common "heat stroke"; wait a while, engine cools off, CPS works again....
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:18 AM
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Did you change the fuel filter? When you run it out of fuel it usually pulls a little dirt into the filter and will cause that. At least in my experience it does.


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Old 07-05-2012, 10:03 AM
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^agreed, letting anything run dry pulls crap off the bottom of the tank. So is this the '89 IDI or a '97 DI? First and second post is a little confusing.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:41 AM
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So is this the '89 IDI or a '97 DI? First and second post is a little confusing.
Engine, tranny and dash are from the '97; presumably so are the rest of the electrics/electronics.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:01 PM
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From the dash forward it's a '97. I ended up having it towed to a shop. It is my daily driver and between me having to be at work, my wife needing her car and it being broke in a gas station parking lot in the hood my back was kind of up against the wall. I will post up what the repair was for the next guy having the same problem. Thanks for everyones help.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:44 PM
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It ended up being the lift pump.
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