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Old 10-27-2013, 07:24 AM
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Engine starved out and shut off. Now won't start.

I have a work vehicle so I do not drive my 2000 7.3 F350 regularly. The past 3-4 times I have driven it, I have noticed once I get out of my subdivision and start to get on the throttle the engine would start to go in and out, as if starving for fuel. Each time this started, I would pull off on the side of the road and wait a minute or two. The engine would not shut off but would struggle and sound like it would shut off at any second. As I sat there I would play with the throttle and it would continue to rpm up and down and then it would eventually get back to normal. When this happened it was oly the first drive of the day after it had been sitting for a day or so.
NOW, the last time I drove it-it started to do the flutter again as if it was starving for fuel and it actually shut of for the first time. Have attempted to crank several more times with zero success.
Replaced the batteries weeks ago and the engine sounds as if everything is fine but there is no fuel to burn. Since it shut off I checked the fuel filter and it definitely needed to be replaced. Replaced and primed but still no fire.

Anybody have any ideas?
Is there a way to clean the line from the bulb to the engine?
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:50 AM
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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?

Did it refill all the way?

Are you close to empty? Could the gauge be giving you a bad reading? Are you at @ 1/4 tank? (a crack in the pick-up will run you dry there).

How old is the Filter?

Maybe throw some fuel in the tank? (5-10gal if it will take it)
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:53 PM
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Already have drained the bowl a few times. Visually confirmed the refill.

Tank is full.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:55 PM
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Throw a CPS at it just to rule it out
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:15 PM
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Just put a CPS on it a couple months ago.

In the rare chance that I might have gotten a bad one, could the CPS keep the engine from starting?
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Check passenger kick panel for the fuel shut off button, see if it's tripped.


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Old 10-29-2013, 05:13 AM
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Can't be the fuel hut off . That would cut it off at the tank. I am getting fuel to the bowl.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:23 AM
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Give the batteries a really good charge, plug in the truck for a few hours to get it nice and warm.
Yes a bad CPS can cause a no start.
Good luck and let us know.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:41 PM
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Just had CPS replaced by ford a few weeks ago. Just to be sure I pulled the one off my brothers truck to check mine. Same thing.,,,.

And yes, I have charged the batteries between attempts.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:10 PM
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Have you used the block heater to get it warm though?
I think you might need to rig up a fuel pressure gauge.
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