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Truck Refusing to Start...
Trucks a 1996 F250, has 260k on it. Have put 160k on it myself. I changed fuel system over to electric with a SD fuel pump and Racor fuel filter and regulated return system. The IDM was changed 2yrs ago. I recently switched out the CPS 2yrs ago. The truck has sat for 1.5yrs with no more than 6-700 miles put on it in that time.
Recently I had to have it shipped down from Portland Oregon, to my new station near Camp Pendleton California due to its inability to start.
The truck died on the driver on his way down to California.
To break down the issues:
Truck will crank but won't turn over without a shot of ether.
Batteries hold charge, but battery light on dash stays lit before and during cranking.
I have 60psi to fuel regulator on top of engine, psi drops to 50 when I crank engine.
I pulled out chip and changed CPS but no luck, tach just flutters up to about 200rpm when cranking.
Having the ICP plugged in and not doesn't make a difference.
I can't read any codes due to not having a scanner. (Would love to get one but I don't have the 5k for a snap on and If I do spend a lot of money on one Is like to get one that can read and delete codes on my 2010 jetta and 2008 Honda too).
All the fuses are good, unsure of how to check relays.
Temps 100 degrees usually so I doubt its the glow plugs.
I'd like to get this fixed like asap!