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Old 09-25-2012, 05:53 PM
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Is this Safe Mode?

I accelerated normally from a stop light and lost power. The engine was still running but at idle speed. Pressing the accelerator had no effect. The service engine soon light was on. I pulled over and restarted the truck and it ran normally the rest of the way home (about a mile). Service engine soon light was off. Its a 2000 F250 Super Duty 7.3 with 152K miles. This was the 2nd time it happened.

Is this what is described as "Safe Mode". Is there anywhere I can go for a list of possible causes. I will have the engine scanned for codes. Can anyone tell me if the Advance or Autozone scanners will work on this engine. If not, what do I need.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:39 PM
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I accelerated normally from a stop light and lost power. The engine was still running but at idle speed. Pressing the accelerator had no effect. The service engine soon light was on. I pulled over and restarted the truck and it ran normally the rest of the way home (about a mile). Service engine soon light was off. Its a 2000 F250 Super Duty 7.3 with 152K miles. This was the 2nd time it happened.

Is this what is described as "Safe Mode". Is there anywhere I can go for a list of possible causes. I will have the engine scanned for codes. Can anyone tell me if the Advance or Autozone scanners will work on this engine. If not, what do I need.
Those stores can't scan it.
You might have a throttle position sensor issue, under valve cover harness issue, or many other things. Safe mode is rare on these.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:26 AM
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If you cant afford AE, go to Ford or a local diesel shop and have it scanned. Sounds like a TPS though.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:30 PM
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I bought a Superchips Vivid Linq and can now scan for codes. So far, the problem hasn't recurred.
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You may or may not get a code. Live data is the best way to tell

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:23 PM
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The 2000 F250 Super Duty seems to have very few PIDs available through the Linq. How else can I get live data?
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Maybe it's the Linq that won't monitor much.
What all does it give you?
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:01 PM
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I have to hook it up in the truck to see but it was only 1 page of items. The TPS was definitely not included. The ones I remember are: Vehicle speed, RPM, oil Temp, boost, exhaust pressure and some injection PIDs, There was also nothing related to the transmission.

I searched but couldn't find anything for a complete list of the PIDs available on the 2000 F250 SD, so I don't know if its the Linq or just little data available in that model year.

Does anyone have a link to the PIDs that should be available?
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Not much help. I still need to know what PIDs are available on the 2000 F250 SD 7.3.
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