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Old 01-26-2014, 10:00 AM
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7.3 Monster Truck... Now this is interesting.

Beautiful day here in NC, and so I decided to take the big truck out for a spin... in the field of course. However, she was very difficult to start. Once running I had to keep the RPM up, until she was warm enough to run on her own. However, check this video out. If I start the truck, and she starts up on her own... if I let her idle this happens.

VIDEO0088_zpsf8866231.mp4 Video by mturner2003 | Photobucket

Now, when she starts to acting rough, like in the video, I can somewhat keep her alive by increasing RPM. Other times, I'll have my foot to the floor, and she just won't be able to stay alive and she'll die.

An interesting note, if she dies, I cannot immediately start her back up. I have to let her sit a minute or too before she will start up on her own. Like so...

VIDEO0087_zps68dfc1d4.mp4 Video by mturner2003 | Photobucket

I am completely able to drive the truck around the field, as long as I put it in gear after she starts up on her own scenario. Keeping the RPM up helps, and the truck runs fine. Otherwise, if I let her sit, she just dies eventually.

This is obviously not an emergency, since she is not a daily driver, but this truck has never given me problems before. Anyone have any experience with this scenario? I tried wiggling the wiring harnesses along the valve covers... didn't do anything. Thanks ahead of time everyone.

Oh and I removed the Superchips flash. It is currently stock.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:57 AM
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No body? :/
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Is the CEL illuminated? I guess I would look at the ICP connection to see if there is oil in the plug (leaking sensor) and also the condition of the connector pins and wiring. That's probably not a lot of help! Cheers!
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It's something! I'll take a look when it warms up
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Yep

That's kinda what my 97 started doing today but doesn't completely die but idle lowers as soon as any fuel is given or put in gear ? Any suggestions thanks
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Well, the truck is running fine now. I was literally on E and had not started the truck in month. Worst of all it had been below 0 lately. I think I just had some gelled fuel in the lines.
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