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Crank but no start this morning!

Last night it seemed like my 7.3 was running much louder than usual. I'm running powerservice in it and usually that makes it quieter. This morning I went out to fire it up and it cranked and cranked and finally fired one time and blew a cloud of smoke and from then on as it cranked it was just pouring out smoke. This truck has always started like a champ even at 5 above without being plugged in and it only got down to about 15 last night. Any ideas?
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what color smoke??? i have a feeling the louder running was an illusion... it sounds like your GPCM went bad...

does it start fine once its warm??

do you have any way to get codes??? if so, get them for us...

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Sounds like your GPR is going out. You can test it with a volt meter. Should draw 12.5V with the Key on.

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an Excursion does not have a GPR.... its a GPCM...

early 99 cclb srw 4x4, auto, intake, exhaust, and a bunch of other asthetics to make it look better...


*SOLD* early 99 cc drw 2wd auto, PMT2 pcm with PHP tunes, exhaust w/ 6" tip, MSP intake, AD's, late 99 conversion, gauges, Terminator modded 17* HPOP, and some other pointless stuff like the zoodad, 6.0IC, etc etc....

499K original miles when sold...
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an Excursion does not have a GPR.... its a GPCM...
How so? How is the motor diff from mine?

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the motor is not any different... go look at a Excursion... there is a GPCM right about where you would find a GPR... its aluminum and rectangular shaped and has 2 female plugs on top...

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the motor is not any different... go look at a Excursion... there is a GPCM right about where you would find a GPR... its aluminum and rectangular shaped...
Why not a GPR?

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something to do with emmissions i guess... i didnt design it, i have no idea why they put those on the calis and excursions...

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something to do with emmissions i guess... i didnt design it, i have no idea why they put those on the calis and excursions...
Thats asinine

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