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99 7.3L Possible Bad CPS and Fuel Filter?
Hey everyone, I'm a new member to this forum, but I've been following it for a while now. I have a 99 7.3 and have been having a few problems with it cutting out on me, but never when driving. So today I was on the interstate, heading to pick up a new stack for it, and it died on me... It didn't die fast, like turning the key off, more like running out of fuel, kinda gradual. It was also doing a little hicc-up before it died, like it wasn't getting enough fuel. It happened four times, the first three times I was able to start it back up and make my attempt to go back home, but on the 4th time, it wouldn't start back up and I had to get a tow back to base. From what I've read in other posts, this kind of problem usually relates to the fuel filter and/or cps. So, I figured I'd just replace them both. I haven't done it yet, but I'm just curious as to if I did the right thing, or if there's anything else that I should check.
Maybe it had something to do with the speeds I was traveling at; 60+ mph, I don't know?
Funny thing is, when I got back to base and was getting it off the tow truck, I started it right up, and backed it right on down the ramp. No problem at all. So I'm just thinking it's the fuel filter and cps, just wanted your guys' opinions on the matter, as I'm still learning the ropes to fixing my own vehicles, especially this diesel.