Hard Start - Run Rough - Shift Hard
I have a 99 7.3 L, and it has 180,000 on it. I have had the usual stuff like Cam Shaft Positioning Sensor, the diver side wheel bearing housing, Altenator, and the dreaded leaking "O" rings on the fuel drain valve on the seperator. I suppose that's the normal stuff that most everyone has had to endure. Other than that, I have done none of the mods and other than the disappointments in the fuel ecomomy, have been relatively pleased with the stock performance. I filled up the other day and it is about 1500 miles into my latest oil change. Level is slightly below the full level. I use Delo 400, 10W40. I parked my truck for a couple of days and when I went to start it it did not want to start, it rattled quite a bit and ran extemely rough when I did get it started. Idled was rough at about 800 RPM, but there was no power when the pedal was depressed to ther floor. The truck would run rough and slowly pick up speed and shift really hard. It would not exceed 60 MPH at 2500 RPM. I parked the vehicle Until I can determine the problem. There were no warnings that there was trouble brewing. The check engine light did come on for the first time ever. The "altenator" light was blinking on and off at higher RPM's.
It has ans Automatic trannny with good fluid level and it is a 4X4