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Old 10-06-2008, 04:34 PM
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common problems with 1994 psd

I understand 1994 was the first year of the turbo 7.3.I'm usaully leary of 1st year production items , but I'm looking @ a 1994 f350 4 door psd auto 192000miles.My question is are there any common problems with this model year. thank you for any input.
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just the cps thing i think. thats a recalled item now though. a friend of mine had a 97 and when it got to 275k or so miles everything was going on it like every week. oil leaks, injectors, heater core, something with the turbo. i have 154k on a 2000 f 350 which isn't too much different from the 94s i don't think. my truck has only been through 1 transmission, 1 cps, and lots of routine maintenance. they are reliable for a long time.
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I believe the 94 - 97 were pretty much the same engine (maybe a few different things here and there but pretty much the same) and if taken care of properly they are very reliable. But in 1994 the had 2 different engines i believe, in 94.5 they had the powerstroke, so make sure it is a powerstroke if that's what you want.
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common problems with the 7.3 PSD in general:

1. CPS - cheap fix at the Ford dealer, $30
2. Under Valve Cover Wiring harness
3. ICP/IDM - ICP can be bought at Ford or IH only, the IDM is a Ford only item because of program differences with the IH version.
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I believe the 94 - 97 were pretty much the same engine (maybe a few different things here and there but pretty much the same) and if taken care of properly they are very reliable. But in 1994 the had 2 different engines i believe, in 94.5 they had the powerstroke, so make sure it is a powerstroke if that's what you want.
How can I tell the difference between power stroke and non psd. Also what is ICP/IDM refer to. thanks for information.
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easy way to tell if you see fuel lines and injectors in the intake it is a 7.3 turbo In-direct injection. If it is a powerstroke it will have a small wiring harness going in the intake side of both valve covers. As for the 94 PSD I have owned one for almost 10 years and it has 282,000+ miles on it. the only problems I have had is the cam position sensor, and the high pressure oil lines that run down the intake side of the valve covers.
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How can I tell the difference between power stroke and non psd. Also what is ICP/IDM refer to. thanks for information.
ICP is a sensor that tells the computer what the oil pressure is going to the injectors.

IDM = injector driver module. there are two boxes for the computer, one being the IDM. it has direct control over the injectors.
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i have a 94 no problems the cpu is a little diffrent but that is about it i like mine about as much as the 06 kingranch. lol it is not as nice to ride around town in lol
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