99 f350 7.3
I do see the cranking RPMs.
The WTS light does come on.
I can hear the fuel pumping.
I got it towed to the closest shop. Once they dropped it, I tried to start it and it fired right up.
Another person told me that it most likely is the fuel rail pressure sensor, that it got too hot and probably going bad.
Did you see cranking rpm when it wouldn't start, or now when it does?
You should carry a spare CPS in any case, they commonly fail and that's Exactly what they do. You're driving along and, just like you shut-off the key, the engine quits. You let it cool off and it starts right up again (till next time
). The Tach rising on the starter it a good test (pre '01) and if it cranks & cranks but won't start and you see rpm, it's Not the CPS.
Hearing the fuel pump running is NOT the same as confirming you have fuel delivery. Look above the pass ft tire, you'll see a 3/8" metal tube, against the motor that ends there, it's the drain for the bowl (yellow lever you slide to the side). Get a cup, open the lever, drain the fuel bowl, look at the fuel, close the lever. Then, turn the key to the ON position (should hear the pump) for 15 secs. Drain the fuel bowl again, whaddya got?
Are you @1/4 tank?
That "Other Person
" doesn't know these motors. There IS no "fuel rail pressure sensor". There is an IPR valve that can do that. Lower than the Yellow Lever, towards the drivers side, the size of your thumb, facing fore & aft, plug with 3 wires on it. Check the plug & wires for signs of a short. There is a "Tin Nut" that retains the solenoid coil the plug goes on to, at the very back of it. That nut can vibrate off, allowing the coil to slide around and give you trouble.