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2002 7.3L in need of serious help.
Well here is the story. I was driving down the road enjoying my day when I began to go down hill. The engine lost complete power. I pulled over killed the truck and then restarted it to see if anything changed. There was a slight knocking noise but the truck was drivable. I turned around and headed back for the house. By the time I made it home there was white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe. Beings how I know nothing about diesel motors I listened to the opinion of others and wrote the truck off as having a blown motor. Sine July of 07 the truck has sat next to my house in agony of not having 8,000 to replace a motor in a truck that I am still paying for... Unfortunately, it has come to my attention that more then likely the engine i not blown. So my question is what would cause these problems?
I spent 3,000 two weeks before it was parked replacing all the front end parts (shocks, springs, allignment, tires, etc) and the wiring harness for the enjectors are new and have been check. The fuel pump was replaced less then two months prior as well. In addition to that the oil was replaced less the 500 miles prior along with the filter, air filter, and fuel filter.
My husbands motor in his hyundai just went caput and we need a vehicle to drive. Do you think that there is some minor problem that could be the culprit and not the actual engine...
Also there is no codes able to be pulled.