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post #1 of 2 Old 08-12-2011, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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99 F-350 starting issues

My bro-in-law has a 99 F-350. A little while ago the truck run out of diesel fuel. I was driving it at the time. I managed to get it to the gas station and put $80 worth of diesel in it. Then the truck ran fine for about 1 week and when my bro-in-law was on his way home from work the truck just died out. We had alot of different people come and look at it just to basically steal our money and tell us that they didnt know. I had a friend tell me that it was something to do with the fuel. The truck wants to start but it just wont.My bro-in-law refuses to try starting fluid. But we had someone tell us that it could be either a relay or a sensor or the injectors. Does anyone have any insight that we could try or possibly know what sensor it would be that would keep the truck from starting. Thanks very much
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Wow man, not sure where to tell you to start, they are LOTS of reasons for the engine not to start but, you need to tell us more....

WTS Light? - do you get it when you first roll-on the key?

Tach Movement? - does the tach needle move up slightly when cranking?

Fuel - pump runs? Fuel refilling filter housing? Tank below 1/4?

Is it cranking fast enough? - it won't even TRY to start if cranking really slowly.

Has the "Check Engine" been coming on at all? - codes would be the fastest way to direct you. Unfortunately, it takes a special scanner to retrieve them...

Anytime you run out of fuel, and sucked the very last off the bottom of the tank, if the filter hasn't been changed lately it might be a good time.

What do you mean by "wants to start"? Is it picking-up rpm as you crank? Do you see white "smoke" from the tailpipe?

I applaud his decision NOT to use either You could try a little Brake Clean into the turbo safely though.
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