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post #1 of 5 Old 12-13-2006, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Refuse to be raped by "stealerships"

Hi folks, I've got a 97 F250 with a 7.3. It started to studder one night, the next day I tried to start it, it idled very rough then shut off. I bled the water and changed the fuel filter, nothing. Had it towed to a dealer, they wanted $2600 to fix the right bank wire harnesses, cam pos sensor and the idm. I paid for the diagnostc and had it towed to my garage. 8hrs and $700 in parts later i fixed all that they said it was. It still won't start. It's cranking strong(my batteries are a month old) but it feels like it's not getting fuel. A friend of a friend works at a Ford dealer and I called him, he put me in touch with their deisel mechanic. He seems to think it's the fuel pump. It's been leaking "fluid" for a few months now, I thought was oil, but now i realize that i'm pretty sure that it's fuel. If there's a leak will that out air in the fuel system and prevent it from starting? What's the best way to check if the pump is working? thanks for any info.
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thats pretty simple....there is a schrader valve on your fuel filter housing. You will need to build a 90 degree fitting in order to get a fuel pressure gauge on it....but once you do check your fuel pressure while cranking there and let us know what it is....
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Exclamation fuel pump

I just got mine back from the stealership With the same problem. The lift pump took a dump and they said it caused the high pressure pump to dump as well as a couple of other parts. $3500.00 and two weeks later I got my truck back. Find A reputible shop and steer clear of the Steelers.
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Here's an update to my problem. The truck is fixed, it wasn't a fuel issue. Apparently when I installed the Cam sensor I cracked it and it wasn't in all the way. I put the old part back in and it fired up. If i would have first replaced the harnesses it probably would've fired up, but instead i replaced all the parts that the stealership wanted to replace. now I've got a leak issue, it smells like oil.
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