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Old 11-16-2012, 03:18 PM

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where to start.. fuel problems

hey guys im really new to this forum and this truck. I picked up a 97 f250 xlt auto. 7.3 turbo diesel bone stock and i had to replace a couple things in it mainly suspension adn the rear gas tank. all said and done it cost me 3k.

last week i was driving on the front gas tank and the truck randomly started sputerring and slowly came to a stall. i tried rebooting it couldnt get it to start just soudned like there was no gas. so i figured the camshaft sensor let go. replaced that. then i got the truck to finally start after a while of turning it over.

the next night i was driving then the truck started to do the same thing but it managed to sputter for about 5 minutes then it stalled. opened the hood up wondering wtf then i noticed my belt was serpentine belt was almost off. tensioner broke so i replaced that along with a new belt thinking the di system ran off the belt. ran good after that.

Now five days later my truck is still stalling on me especially when i give anywere more then 50% throttle on the front tank. but when i switch it to the rear tank it seems to reboot its self but it seems to still have no go , seems like its running out of gas or not enough.:s

Can you plz point me in some direction as to where to start or what to do
thank you guys! anything helps
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:42 PM
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Measure the fuel pressure at the shrader valve on the drivers side of the filter bowl. You should have at least 25 psi, but 40 or more is better. Cheers!
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