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99 F250 7.3L Wont Start Cold

Just bought my truck in colorado, ran fine on test drive and 5 hours after purchase. Then I got it home and parked it in front of my house for 5-15 minutes and it would not start. It will crank and crank just not turn over. Replased the cam sensor and glow plug relay. after that it started and I drove it for about 20 minutes. Installed my stereo and it fired up fine. Left it set for about an hour and now it wont start again. Please help before I end up choking a used car dealer, lol
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If you have anyone to help you, go under the truck around drivers door and see if you can hear the fuel pump running.Also does it have enough fuel in it? Might check the oil, if its low that will make it hard to start.

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it has plenty of gas. we put a fuel additive in it and left it plugged in and it started fine this morning, another thing is the battery light comes on occasionally and will flash or stay solid. I just bought new glow plugs and am going to change those. We added oil to it an it has plenty. Also today I turned the key and let the oil pump and glow plug heater quit running, then did it again ant it fired up fine 3 time, so I don't know what else to do. thanks for the advise though, I will check the fuel pump as well.
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The glow plugs will not even activate with engine warm. Save the money and time.
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Ford has just recalled all 1997 - 2003 Trucks with 7.3L diesel engines. They are replacing the CPS with a new redesigned one at no charge.
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What is the CPS?? Is that for all Superdutys??
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CPS = Cam Position Sensor. If it goes out, the engine (7.3L Powerstroke Diesel will shut down until it is replaces.) Seems each dealer has at least some different info about which CPS will work and Which will not work. I think it's all about the bottom line. $'s talk.
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Oh ok, Thanks. I had my CPS go out acouple of years ago. Shut me down in the middle of an itercestion. Had it towed to the dealer and they put a new one in it.

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Kyle,
fyi: If your truck is a 97 - 03 PowerStroke, They should have done the replacement for $0.0 due to the recall. If not, according to my dealer, they should pay you back for the charges.

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Oh ok, Thanks. I had my CPS go out acouple of years ago. Shut me down in the middle of an itercestion. Had it towed to the dealer and they put a new one in it.

Thanks Kyle :f ord:
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it has plenty of gas. we put a fuel additive in it and left it plugged in and it started fine this morning, another thing is the battery light comes on occasionally and will flash or stay solid. I just bought new glow plugs and am going to change those. We added oil to it an it has plenty. Also today I turned the key and let the oil pump and glow plug heater quit running, then did it again ant it fired up fine 3 time, so I don't know what else to do. thanks for the advise though, I will check the fuel pump as well.
The oil pump you say you let run, it is actually the fuel pump. It will say on for 20seconds and then shut off if the engine is not running. The glow plugs will stay on for up to 120seconds or 180seconds(there is differing opinions).

If you have not replaced the CPS, do so. The intermittent thing makes me think it is the CPS. IF that does not fix the problem, Then make sure the plugs on the IPR and ICP sensor are tight and not altered. Someone may have done the 10K mod and damaged the plug, just thinking out loud here. There is a good info here: http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/7-3-repair-help/

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