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post #1 of 13 Old 11-17-2008, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Leaking fuel pressure regulator vac.switch

My 97 f250 is leaking out of this switch. Ford has one for $58.00 and of course they are a lot less money through International. My question is how essential is this component? Can I remove it and plug it off without any ill effect?? Thanks Chris
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What is it that is leaking?

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Sorry I wasn't more clear on that!! It is weeping diesel fuel, and its not the threads. I can only assume that it has a hairline crack on the dome of the sensor, or perhaps leaking around the threaded end where it attaches to the wire connector. I'm just wondering if I can plug it off for now, till I can save some cash for a new one later.. Thanks Chris

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The switch in question is connected to the "Fuel Filter" idiot light, The only ill effect would be if you remove the switch and plugged the port, you wouldn't be warned if your fuel filter plugged up.

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Wow, thank you my friend, I can live with that, as I frequently change my filter anyway as a matter of course. Hope things are going well for you up there in Calgary. I fly Otters up to Victoria B.C. and have made quite a few Canadian friends over the years.. some great people.. thank you for the reply,
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I aslo have a 97 Power stroke with 181K. THis is a long story and I will try to be brief. Hauling a car down the highway, the fuel filter light came on, shortly the truck died on the raod. I called for help, installed a new filter and no lock. Had it hauled to a diesel shop. They replaced the fuel pump, $900 and I was under way. Till 1 month later same senerio occured. Hauled it back to them. They had it 5 weeks replacing the fuel pump 3 more times, cleaning the tanks, replacing hoses, etc. NO change. Contacted Ford dealer had it hauled there, they replaced the cam sensor. I drove the truck 1 miole and died again. Ford said it was the fuel pump. I took it back to the 1st repair shop again for a new pump. After 5 weeks I gave up. Taking it to another different shop. There they started to investigate. They replaced the pump, said it was the cam. Replaced the cam, lifters, gaskets, hoses, and they dropped the tanks to flush out. A bill of $7548. (WOW). Now, three weeks later, the same thing is occuring. Fuel light coes on and it dies.
So what do I do now?
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That switch can be eliminated and simply be replaced with a 1/8 inch pipe plug for pennys.Can be had at any hardware store.I had same situation on my last PSD

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just replace it, its only 16 bucks at IH and as stated above its only a fuel filter idiot light but it is nice to have if your filter really gets that bad.

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I aslo have a 97 Power stroke with 181K. THis is a long story and I will try to be brief. Hauling a car down the highway, the fuel filter light came on, shortly the truck died on the raod. I called for help, installed a new filter and no lock. Had it hauled to a diesel shop. They replaced the fuel pump, $900 and I was under way. Till 1 month later same senerio occured. Hauled it back to them. They had it 5 weeks replacing the fuel pump 3 more times, cleaning the tanks, replacing hoses, etc. NO change. Contacted Ford dealer had it hauled there, they replaced the cam sensor. I drove the truck 1 miole and died again. Ford said it was the fuel pump. I took it back to the 1st repair shop again for a new pump. After 5 weeks I gave up. Taking it to another different shop. There they started to investigate. They replaced the pump, said it was the cam. Replaced the cam, lifters, gaskets, hoses, and they dropped the tanks to flush out. A bill of $7548. (WOW). Now, three weeks later, the same thing is occuring. Fuel light coes on and it dies.
So what do I do now?
Dan
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You need to start a new thread on this one.. So it will get the attention it deserves.

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I aslo have a 97 Power stroke with 181K. THis is a long story and I will try to be brief. Hauling a car down the highway, the fuel filter light came on, shortly the truck died on the raod. I called for help, installed a new filter and no lock. Had it hauled to a diesel shop. They replaced the fuel pump, $900 and I was under way. Till 1 month later same senerio occured. Hauled it back to them. They had it 5 weeks replacing the fuel pump 3 more times, cleaning the tanks, replacing hoses, etc. NO change. Contacted Ford dealer had it hauled there, they replaced the cam sensor. I drove the truck 1 miole and died again. Ford said it was the fuel pump. I took it back to the 1st repair shop again for a new pump. After 5 weeks I gave up. Taking it to another different shop. There they started to investigate. They replaced the pump, said it was the cam. Replaced the cam, lifters, gaskets, hoses, and they dropped the tanks to flush out. A bill of $7548. (WOW). Now, three weeks later, the same thing is occuring. Fuel light coes on and it dies.
So what do I do now?
Dan

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It would have been way cheaper to put in a Airdog DF-165 and a regulated return than messing with the garbage stock fuel system.
That sucks man, I'd be freaking out !!
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