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97 Powerstroke died while driving and won't start

I was driving on the highway this morning and truck lost all power, the check engine light came on, and the truck died. I pulled off to the side of the road and tried to start the truck back up... The glow plug light would not come on and the truck would turn over and crank fine but it wouldn't start.

Any suggestions to what's wrong?
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If the Wait-to-Start light is not coming on, check underhood fuse #22. If it is blown, you need to disconnect the fuel heater on the driver's side of the fuel bowl (second wire down with a funky looking spade connector) and replace the fuse. The fuel heater circuit also supplies power to the PCM. Let us know what you find. Cheers!

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Presumably you mean the WTS light (nothing to do with the glow plugs). Check fuse #22 under the hood. If it's blown, DON'T replace it right away. There's a heater in your fuel bowl that's probably shorted out. Second connector down on the driver's side, single wire, red/green. Unplug that connector, _then_ replace the fuse. See if that gets the WTS light to go on. Then see if it'll start.
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Okay so it's not fuse #22... I checked the fuse and it was fine. After I towed the truck home and it sat all day outside while I was at work and I just tried starting it a little bit ago and it fired up like nothing is wrong?
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sounds like the cps is going bad

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Is there any way to know for sure if that's the problem? And would that make the WTS light not come on??
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With the CPS, it's better just to get another from Ford and if it doesn't solve the problem you will have a good spare for the glovebox (never a bad idea anyway). Cheers!

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