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Old 07-31-2012, 07:08 AM
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Exclamation HELP ! ! ! 2001 F-350 Shaking, Trying to stay alive NO SMOKE!!! (No CEL)

Alright guys, Ive got a stupid question, but then again my coffee hasn't kicked in... I got woke up by a buddy of mine calling to offer me an '01 F-350 Crew Cab, Short bed, 7.3, Auto, 4x4 (with 430K ALL HIGHWAY MILES... used to tour the country pulling a 17" travel trailer - full service records since left the dealership floor - Meticulously maintained)

100% stock condition still....

Asking Price: $2500.00

So I went to look at it (his dads old truck, been sitting for 6 months since his passing)---- Yes, properly stored... fluids drained, we refiled with fresh oil, coolant, fuel, and replaced ALL the filters... (so not any of the obvious (even left the truck running for 15 min to count out air in the fuel lines.

Beautiful truck cosmetically... here's the problems and I wanna get some info on it before I decide to buy it... or if you guys think its a good deal in this condition.. as I want a new toy.. and my wife says my "good hubby gift" is about due again...


The truck struggled to start... but when she fired she loped really really bad, and vibrated the entire truck, sounded like she was trying to run the entire motor off one cyl. struggling to stay "lit"

theres NO SMOKE of any kind coming from the truck (white or any color) when you give her fuel the RPM's go up, and so does the Vibration frequency....Kinda feels like shes trying to shake herself to death.

NO CEL either...



Ill post a link to a video (youtube) here later today if it will help anybody with actually seeing or hearing the problem


Im thinking it needs an Injector job, and while Im there I would just swap the glow plugs and the relays also.

If it is injectors should I swap all 8 (due to mileage) or just the affected ones?

anything else you would recommend that I do if I get this truck???

And how hard is it do the replacement yourself vs. a mechanic?

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Old 08-02-2012, 05:32 PM
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Help... Bump a brotha... Lol
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It really sounds like a rodent may chewed one of the wires going into the valve cover harness. Thats the way mine acted when the valve cover harness needed replaced
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start thinking simple... do you live in a hot climate? could just have bacteria in the fuel.. i would jump on it... worst case you put a long block swap in it, best case fuel filter and some good conditioner cleaner might run like a champ
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Does it sound like THIS? -> http://www.youtube.com/v/GHwjEfJtM_g&hl
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mine started to do this after it ran out of fuel. any thoughts? its at the local shop here in duluth but they dont have a clue whats going on. i was thinking maybe injectors. because i did try to start it after it ran out. like a dumbass. ha. any other thoughts would be much appreciated. thanks.
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:23 PM
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To 99 powerstroke... The 99+ psd dont loose prime in the injectors like the old idi psd's i would look into replacing your fuel filters first... If u ran it dry odds are u sucked up some crap off the bottom of the tank and u got plugged filters... Just the easiest cheapest place to start looking... Make sure to check the in tank strainer also... Yea.. I ran mine dry once and it took a day or so to get running right again....

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To the rest of the thread... Hooked it to my bullydog programmer (just to pull codes) no codes being thrown... Got out my handy lazer temp gun... All exhaust temps off the passenger side were 98 - 125
(at idle) driver side were 250 - 360...

Im thinking a bad harness in the pass side hats the only way all 4 injectors would be out at the same time...

Pretty good diagnosis?

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AHA.... I see your from Idaho...



Either buy it or give me the phone number

Even if it needs an engine its a good deal IMO
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