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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.
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.
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.
'97 F-250 HD Crew Cab.
Last edited by SpookyDad; 03-03-2014 at 09:57 AM.
Reason: Added vehicle type.