So I left on my lunch break, ran over to get a battery, ran back to kfc for food, left kfc turned onto the road to my work all of the sudden no power AT ALL.
The OD light was flashing, the CEL came on.
I thought it died so I put it in nuetral to restart, sounded funny when I engaged the starter so I coast as far as I can.
When it slows down to about 5 or 10mph, I hear the motor is indeed running, but at idle, and the gas peddle does nothing.
So I think crap, throttle cable broke maybe?
I pull over and put it in park.
Truck is still running, no CEL now, over drive stopped flashing, but the gas peddle still does nothing. Motor just idles.
So I turn it off, and restart it.
Everything works, no CEL, gas peddle (or is it called a fuel peddle?
) works, it's like nothing happened.
I was running it hard to make it back in time to work, but the truck is BONE stock except for the side stack.
It was a water works truck, they do a stack on oll their utility trucks with the knapheide beds.
BTW, 1997 F350 powerstroke, auto, 45000 miles.
All the fluids look great, tranny smells good, oil is clean, entifreeze is green with no gunk on overflow, until now the truck ran great.
Is there a limp mode if the egt's get to high or something?
Does the ecm even know what the egt's get to on these trucks?
I was going to do a downpipe, DIY air filter, chip, and boost-egt guage next month, but now I want to make sure nothing is goofy with it.
Also, I just bought the truck last week at an auction.