I recently bought this truck (02, 7.3, 199k miles), so I dont have any history on it.
Drove it about 25-30 miles test driving and going to bank and title company...then drove it home about 45 miles.
I've driven it around town a couple times, maybe 30 more miles....
So I've got a total of 100 miles or so and already having problems, hopefully just coincedence and I didnt get a problem truck.
Anyway....about 2 week ago I went puttin around town and on the way home from Lowes it started spuddering on me. I put in neutral and gave it some gas (diesel)....spuddered a bit and then seems to clear up. Being I dont have many miles on it, I haven't put fuel in it I thought MAYBE it had some bad diesel or something but it settled down and ran strong the rest of the way home (5 miles or so).
Got in it again last week to head to Lowes and on the way back, again start spuddering....this time the engine died and I coasted into a gas station. Tried to restart with no luck....just cranks and cranks....every once in a while it sounds like it wants to light off but nothing. So I called a tow truck and brought it home.
Went out today to fool around with it a bit and noticed I was about 2 Qts low on oil......topped it off and still nothing. Cranks and Cranks, the occasional sound like it wants to start and then nothing...just cranks and cranks.
Did a little research on here and read it could be the CPS. Went to Oriellys and got the part....no joy, still wont light off. Still just cranks and cranks...
I'm kickin myself in the a$$, I had a 97 that ran like a champ and I sold it a few months back when I started looking for the newer body style!!