high mile e99...lost power...died...now no start
I have an early 99 2 wheel drive F 350 with six hundred thousand miles. A couple weeks ago I was driving down the highway hauling a small trailer with 2 port a potties on it. very small load. anyway I was driving 70 miles an hour with the cruise control on and everything seemed fine except it seem to be pulling kind of hard for such a small trailer. I figured I was just bucking a headwind. after a little while the truck just seem to lose power very quickly I had to shift it down into second gear just to maintain 45 miles an hour. I had to get up a long fairly steep hill so that I could pull over on the side of the road safely. Then by the top of the hill I was in first gear full throttle turbo screaming at about 10 miles an hour. I pulled over to the side of the road, slip the the truck into neutral and it just shut off right there. I tried to restart it it cranked but would not fire.
I got a ride home. The next day I went out and replaced the CPS. that didn't work. I ended up towing it home. When I got home I played around with it a little bit and found that I gave it a little bit ether and gave it some gas it would fire and stay running as long as the RPM stayed above 1200 or so. this second the RPM's drop below 1200 the truck shuts off just like if you were to turn the key off. you can cranking cranking cranking all you want and it will not fire up without a little shot ether and holding the gas pedal to the floor.
I clean the IPR valve today on it and resealed it and put it all back in. Now I can't even get this stupid thing to fire up with the little shot ether. any ideas?
by the way I'm not in second grade. I had to use the Text to Speech thing on my phone to write all this out because it would've taken way too much time to type. thanks in advance