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No start, at wits end.
1996 F-350 crew cab, auto and 7.3, 145k miles spins but won't start.
The WTS light comes on, tach at about 200 rpm when cranking. I checked the HPOP and it was about 1/2 quart low, topped it off. Pulled the ICP and it had oil on it, but no change when plug is hooked up or not. Have about 48 psi at the Schrader valve on the FPR. Pulled the FPR and screen is clean. Drained the fuel bowl and cleaned it out and put in a new filter. It fills nicely when cranked. A very little bit of white smoke comes out of the tailpipe when cranking. I took the box (IDM?) off the driver side wheel well and shook it for water, but heard nothing.
It was running 2 weeks ago when I changed a leaking brake line. I drove it and it ran fine, then parked it. I went out Saturday and noticed I left the glove box open and the little bulb ran the batteries down. They are about 2 years old. I charged them up and tried to start it, but no start.
I'm thinking the IPR may be stuck. I changed the rings on it about 6 years ago. I pulled the IPR, took it apart and cleaned it real good, put new orings on it and still no start. A shot of ether will make it fire off, but dies.
Any ideas? I'm about ready to have it towed to a mechanic if I can find one.
Thanks for any input