Join Date: Aug 2010
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
2000 7.3 Died while driving
Yesterday my 2000 7.3 (145k, oil changes every 3k) died while I was driving it. Got it off the road and purged the water accumulator. Still would not start. It would want to start, but couldn't stay running.
I felt certain it was the camshaft postion sensor, had it towed to the Ford dealer and they replaced the camshaft position sensor, but this did not fix it.
They recommended that they do a diagnostic to determine problem.
Have not found a cause yet, but the service advisor said they thought it was a fuel supply issue, something about sucking air with the fuel, rust in the fuel tank, needed to get a bigger lift freed up to check out tank, etc. (Isn't the fuel tank plastic?)
When the service advisor recommended the diagnostic, she said that it might be low oil pressure, I asked if she meant low fuel pressure, but she said "no, low oil pressure". The low oil pressure doesn't make any sense to me. Am I missing something?
I'm not sure that the mechanic at the dealer is all that familiar with diesels.
Advice on this issue would be greatly appreciated.