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95 No start issue
Hi all new here and starting off with a problem.
Vehicle is a 95 F350 CC 7.3 AUTO 4x4 with 235,000 miles
I just got the vehicle this past week and it ran great, has lots of power, shifts well, and started normally in about 3 revolutions. That is until yesterday. It has been cold here in Clarksville the past few days, yet the truck hasn't given me any real problems starting in the 20 and below weather. Yesterday as I was driving going up a hill the truck started to just stumble and sputter, maxing out at about 25 mph. The truck was at operating temps when this happened. I pulled over and tried to rev it in neutral to no avail. Turned it off went to restart it and after about 20 minutes of on and off cranking she fired back up and sounded good. Drove another 1/2 mile and it did the same thing. This time I was able to coast into a parking lot.
Long story short I have not been able to get her to restart since that point in time. I got it towed home with my roadside assistance and started looking at trouble shooting it. Looked all over online and saw probable causes being CPS #1 and a lot of mention about the IPR. Since I was planning on replacing the hoses around the fuel bowl this weekend anyway I grabbed an IPR and CPS from Oreilly's (BWD) and swapped them out. I replaced the IPR 1 because it was easier to do with the fuel filter bowl out and the factory one was starting to rust out. I now know the Ford/IH CPS are the ones to get and am going to try to pick one up today and see if that helps. I also found a burnt GPR so replaced that, and changed the oil/filter and fuel filter. While under the hood I checked the wiring connectors going into the valve covers and nothing seemed burnt.
I am still getting the same issues after changing those items. It will crank and crank, sound like it wants to fire, puff out some white fuel smoke each time it tries to fire and that is as far as it gets.
I also tried with the IPC unplugged and no change. Also checked fuse 22 and my WTS light is illuminating as normal.
I'm trying to get this up and running before the next storm hits here next Tuesday. Any ideas as to what else it could be?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Last edited by XJ Fanatic; 02-07-2014 at 04:17 AM.