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Old 11-19-2012, 11:45 PM
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Terry what's the condition of the connector pins? Are any of them bent or fouled?
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:13 AM
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When it does this pull the relay instead to see if it has the same effect as pulling the wiring. If it doesn't change then its between the relay and ground after the IDM. If it does work then it's something before the relay or the relay itself. Swap 2 and 3. And test again.
i am confused as to what you are saying. i will add since i forgot in my first post swapping relays doesn't have any effect they all buzz and when you pull whatever relay is in spot number 2 the buzzing stops

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Terry what's the condition of the connector pins? Are any of them bent or fouled?
on the IDM they are fine i have not checked over the wiring harness.

I will try joe's idea today
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:04 AM
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What code? A 0262-0340 or a 12xx code?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:25 PM
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What code? A 0262-0340 or a 12xx code?
If your talking to me it was a high to low side open I believe. Don't quote that though but I'm pretty sure.


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Old 11-24-2012, 05:41 AM
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NooB from Wisconsin

Hello PowerStroke ! I've been reading your forums for several days now and i've really enjoyed the posts and the way the responses are handled. As of today i don't own a ford but i'm on the hunt ! i have 2 that i'll be looking at next week. They are a '96 and a '97 7.3 turbo powerstrokes with 350K on both. the price is $2700 each.... strangely and 4X4 auto trans extended cabs with 8" box. Are these good prices for the trucks ? And what are some things i should look for when i go to test drive them ? I'm sorry for the long first post Any help with this would be great as i want to come home with one of them, i'm like a kid in a candy store right now. Thanks again for you time friends and i cant wait to have more question later as we build my new toy up ! and thankfully this is a no flame zone because i'm almost afraid to ask this question......... what does OBS stand for ? Also i re posted this from the Introductions page hoping to get some more input on my new truck. Thanks again friends, hope you all had a great Thanksgiving !
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:14 AM
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OBS stands for old body style lol. Just a term for us guys in the powerstroke world

Check for leaks anywhere, See how it starts bone cold and what kind of smoke comes out of the tail pipe. Check the condition of the oil, Also if you can pull the intake tube off the turbo and see how the wheel looks. No chucks out of it or severe sandblasting marks. Also wiggle the shaft in the turbo to see how loose it is. A minimal amount of play is ok as its an oil bearing. I am sure I am missing some stuff but its enough to get ya thinking.

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Old 11-24-2012, 06:25 AM
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Thats great THANKS !!
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:59 AM
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Do you know how to check for blow-by? Do the things Joe (Kanuck) mentioned cold then take it for a good hard drive, paying special attention to the way it feels, sounds etc and the way the trans shifts. That's a pretty healthy pile of miles on the e4od auto trans if they have never been rebuilt. Once you get it hot check the trans fluid. Should be a nice crisp red not brown at all and should not smell burnt. Smell some fresh ATF out of the bottle before you go so you know the difference. Try the 4x4 hi and low, lock the hubs, make sure that all works. Then with the engine good and hot, leave it running and pull the oil fill cap off and watch for any smoke coming out. Anything more than a light haze (some old engines do haze a little more than other that are still fine) comes out, walk away. This is called blow-by and means that the engine is bagged. Personally I take a floor jack, coveralls and few basic tools when I go look at a truck. I check all bearings, u-joints, ball joints etc and generally crawl all over it so I can make an informed offer not based on what some fool is telling me.

$2500 is an excellent price if the trucks are in half decent shape and mechanically sound

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:23 AM
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Check steering box and ball joints
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:15 AM
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They are a '96 and a '97 7.3 turbo powerstrokes with 350K on both.
From what I've read and seen, be aware that at 399,999 miles the odometer goes back to 300,000. So both could have 450k, or 550k, miles, you get the point.
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