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Old 12-16-2011, 12:20 PM
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97 Powerstroke won't start!

Truck is a 97 F350 crewcab powerstroke. Bone stock, was running great, 230kms.

The other night the truck coughed a bit on startup, but then ran fine. I parked it in the heated garage overnight and the next morning I can't get it started. No smoke, no nothing.

I checked the fuses and they seem good. I looked in the top of the hpop resevoir and it was about 1.5" from the top with oil. The tack shows about 200rpm when cranking. I've tried filling the hpop resevoir to the top with oil and it still doesn't start.

I've replaced the cps to rule that out. I have fuel pressure at the schrader valve on the filter housing. Fuel filter has been changed.

The tin nut on the ipr is in place and tight.

I'm new to powerstrokes and don't know where to go from here.
Any help is appreciated.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:44 PM
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CEL on? How are the wires to the IPR looking? Diesel fuel can really do a number on the wiring insulation causing shorts and stuff. Does the HPOP reservoir keep draining? Cheers!
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No smoke kinda suggests an injection issue. Might wanna remove the IDM and give it a shake next to your ear, and listen for water sloshing.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:20 PM
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There is no cel light. The wires to the ipr look fine, but I will say when I removed the connector, the weather seal was all mushy from diesel being spilled I think. I was unable to put the weatherstrip back on with the connector as it was swelled too much. The wire insulation feels a bit soft as well. The hpop resevoir drains down to about 1.5" below the plug. Is this normal? I've filled it to the brim and it still doesn't start.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:17 PM
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I took the ipr out and cleaned it. Put it back in and still no smoke! Don't really know where to turn next.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:33 PM
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I wonder what the ipr pressure is while cranking it over
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:12 PM
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Can I do anything else w/o buying something like autoenginuity?
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Does the WTS light come on when the key is on?
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:12 PM
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WTS light does come on with the key. I replaced the cps just in case. Still nothing.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:39 PM
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No smoke, no fuel to the injectors. Check #22 fuse in engine compartment? Oil full or near full on dipstick? How are the batteries?
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