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Old 03-03-2014, 09:55 AM
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'97 Quit during acceleration, now cranks but no start

This morning I was headed to work and decided to stop for coffee. Coming out of the coffee place the truck just quit during my acceleration into traffic. I had let it warm up for 10 minutes before I left home and the coffee shop is only a mile away.

Symptoms are:

Cranks fine
No wait to start light (but it was working before I left)
The tach initially doesn't move on crank but moves slightly after a few seconds of cranking.
Neither an Edge programmer or HF OBD-II code reader can connect.
Fuses seem to be good.
Removing ICP doesn't do any good.

History.
CPS has been replaced but over a year ago.
I recently rebuilt the fuel bowl due to deterioration in the water drain valve o-rings. Has been running a few hundred miles since then.
I got a pinhole leak in the main fuel tank and let it run dry. (I was hoping to drain any water/crud out of the bottom of the tank.) I have been running on the rear tank only.
The truck had been sitting for a while and ran rough. I added some fuel conditioner and ran through two tanks of fuel. Performance went back up and seemed to be running smooth. I also put a few ounces of Lucas oil treatment into the fuel bowl and that worked really well.)

I am thinking the PCM is dead.

Any suggestions?

'97 F-250 HD Crew Cab.
Houston Texas

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Old 03-03-2014, 11:48 AM
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Just replaced the cps but no change.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:41 PM
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Pull allen plug out of hpop see if there is oil in the pump, be careful not to round it out.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:41 AM
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I decided to check the fuses with a multimeter and it turned out the glowplug fuse was dead. Visually it appeared ok. I changed the fuse and the engine started up.

This morning, I went to start it again and the fuse is blown again.

So I am thinking there must be a short somewhere.

I will check the HPOP anyway
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:31 AM
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After some research, I think it may be the heater in the fuel bowl. When I rebuilt the bowl, it looked pretty beat up but since I live in South Texas, it isn't something I really need. Best price I could find was around $65 for a replacement so I decided not to replace it.
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