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Old 06-16-2013, 01:10 PM
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Exclamation 2000 7.3L Won't Start

I have a 2000 F350 7.3. It has a ZF6, but I don't think that really matters for this problem. A few weeks ago, my truck started to sputter on my way to get fuel. My fuel gauge doesn't work, so I just assumed I had run out. It finally died, and I put 10 gallons in it hoping it would fire back up. It started, ran for about 30 seconds, and stalled out again. It did this a few more times, and now it won't start at all. It cranks and reads oil pressure on the gauge. I have had 3 diesel mechanics look at it, and here's what I've checked:

IPR (tried a working one)
ICP (I was told to just unplug it and try to start the truck, but that made no difference other than the CEL coming on)
Fuses
Fuel (it is getting to the bowl where the filter is, and the filter is brand new)
CPS (brand new one)
Checked for codes with a scan tool, none showed

The WTS light comes on. I really can't figure out what the problem is. I have been told that it could be the under valve cover harness or the HPOP. Is there any way to check those without pulling everything out of the valley to get to them, and does anyone have any other ideas of what to check?
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:27 PM
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First, what are you using to retrieve codes? If it won't start and produced No Codes it's usually a Fuel Delivery issue (you don't set a code when you run dry).

BUT, since the Vast Majority of code reader don't query out PCM's properly (which are Not, strictly, OBD-II) you may not be using something that has the Library of Ford Proprietary and Diesel Specific codes and there Are codes there for you (a P1316 is usually set for IDM and UVCH problems)

On a 2000 you should see cranking rpm on the Tach to let you know the CPS is doing it's job. If you could confirm you have good Fuel & Engine Oil pressure with a gauge it would help. Next, a professional diagnostic tool might pull codes you're missing or at least allow you to monitor the HiPres oil sensors to let you know if you're having a problem there...
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:34 PM
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I'm using a year or so old Snap-On scan tool for diesels. I will see if I can use that to read HP oil when I'm cranking. The diesel mechanics I've talked to said that it is probably a fuel delivery problem as well. We tested to see if fuel was getting to the bowl, and it was. Will I have to go to a dealership for the full library of Ford Proprietary and Diesel Specific codes? I was hoping to avoid that...
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:44 PM
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No, I would actually think the Snap-On should have that already (not sure, I'm thinking Every mdl and SW might not). It should certainly be able to monitor the ICP & IPR values though.

Make sure you've got good fuel supply & pressure and that the fuel is OK (drain the filter bowl, cycle the key once for 15sec. and open the drain again again. It should have fully refilled with good-looking fuel)
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:49 PM
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Ok. I borrowed it from a local shop. I'll have to borrow it again. I've already checked the fuel supply. I put a new filter it, drained the bowl and refilled it, and it looks good. I will let you know what I find out once I get that scan tool hooked up sometime this week. Thanks for the input.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:51 PM
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Mine did this a few months back and here's what I found. Somehow I was getting air introduced into the system, not sure where as I replaced the entire fuel system with a custom home made kit I did. But when mine was doing this I ws getting fuel to filter just fine, so I removed filter cap and cycled key and it was getting fuel but it was very airated. Did hutch mod, harpoon mod, added lift pump with pre and post filter and also new Bosch fuel pump all this with new fuel line all the way. Cycled key fuel bowl filled with clean and clear diesel, no air. Has been great since but was a major pain in the a## when all that was going on. Hope this helps and good luck.
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