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Loss of Power, Wait to Start Light while driving
I ignored this problem for a couple months and just parked the truck for the rest of winter.
Ever since I replaced my clutch, I have been having this random loss of power and the "Wait to Start" light comes on, and I release the gas, then press and it truck regains power. Some times it does it again almost immediately, some times at different intervals. I never really get much past 20 miles per hour if that.
The last time I tried to mess with it, it was doing it while idling, which was not happening originally.
After it sat for a month and warmed up. I started it on a nice day. It started with no issue, and I drove it a couple miles around block, and no problem. I think parked it for about 2 weeks since I didn't have time to risk a problem.
I started it today, let it idle for at least a half hour while I gathered tools to put in it before taking it to pick up some supplies. Didn't hear an issue at all. Then right as I pulled onto the road, it started happening. And happening bad. I turned around and brought it back. Parked, turned it off for a minute. Then started it back up, and drove it for several miles without any issue.
Now I am afraid to go any further and risk a problem.
At some point after clutch, I did replace the Camshaft sensor since it was cheap and easy.
Last person I talked to says a computer issue. Since it appears it thinks the glow plugs need to come on. It there a thermostat somewhere that might be reading wrong and causing the glow plugs to kick on? I ask because of the inconsistency. The first day I drove it fine, it was warmer than today.