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1997 powerstroke check engine light at idle.. please help

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i have a 1997 f250 4x4 crewcab shortbed. just recently the check engine light will come on at idle but go away as soon as i rev it up. Any idea on what this might be? any help would be appreciated. thanks
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Have you checked to see what code is stored?

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no, none of the parts places around here pulled anything up on the obd2 scanner. i do smell a small fuel leak near the fuel filter tho. could this have anything to do with it? thanks
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none of the parts places around here pulled any codes with their scanner. but i do smell a small fuel like around the fuel filter on top of the motor. could this have anything to do with it? their is no loss of power and it idles fine. it is a little sluggish when its cold
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Gonna have to have code pulled and double check all wiring
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it never pulled any codes
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Are you sure it's the check engine or could it be battery light ? By your description sounds like to me the battery light flickering at idle ,mine will do it when the lone wire going into the top of the alternator becomes disturbed .

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I'm positive it's the check engine light. I had the codes ran by the generic obd-ii scanner and nothing showed up. I know diesels have different codes but I was seeing if any of y'all might know what it was before I go buy a true code reader. It does have a small fuel leak coming from somewhere around the fuel filter. Could this have anything to do with it. I just find it odd that the light will come on when you first crank it, then go away when you rev it up and then come back on when the rpms go back to idle
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