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Old 12-26-2011, 07:22 AM
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Need 1999 7.3 PCM

Help. Early 1999 F250 4x4, 6 speed manual died on me yesterday while on family vacation.(up from florida visiting family in NY) Superchips programer unable to communicate with PCM, tech guys at superchips advised PCM is more than likely shot. Any help with best fix/replacement, want to avoid local Ford dealer if possible.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:34 AM
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Help. Early 1999 F250 4x4, 6 speed manual died on me yesterday while on family vacation.(up from florida visiting family in NY) Superchips programer unable to communicate with PCM, tech guys at superchips advised PCM is more than likely shot. Any help with best fix/replacement, want to avoid local Ford dealer if possible.
Let's do a little trouble-shooting first.

First, is the WTS (Wait to Start) light going on/off like normal?

Have you checked all your fuses?

What are ALL the symptoms? Does it crank like normal, fast, slow, is there fuel in the fuel bowl? Fuel full? Oil good? Any smoke when cranking?
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All fuses good, cranks fine perhaps a little slow to to a few start attempts, no smoke, not sure if I have wait to start light I just wait till the bells stop ringing(sorry) all other dash warnings working fine, fuel in bowl, can hear fuel pump pressurize when turning ignition on, oil right whereit should be. ICP and IPR replaced last year. I maintain this truck well and it has always been good to me. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Fuel Just above half. filled it up about half way between pittsbugh and here no symptons prior to shut down, All electrical systems appear to normal.
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Ok... well, I believe on the 99 is actually says "Wait to Start" on it, the WTS light (Also Glow Plug Light) should come on the soon as the truck is turned on, and then it stays on for 10-30 seconds (depending on temp) and goes out. If the light is not working chances are you either have a bad fuse or a bad PCM. I would double check your fuses...And pull and load-test your batteries and connections.
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Thanks again, Will pull the batteries and load test at local parts store. Just not sure about wait to start. I drive similar vehicles at work and am familiar with the older glow plug lights and am positive I don't have a glow plug light just not positve about WTS. Thanks for you help and enjoy the holidays.
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Thanks again, Will pull the batteries and load test at local parts store. Just not sure about wait to start. I drive similar vehicles at work and am familiar with the older glow plug lights and am positive I don't have a glow plug light just not positve about WTS. Thanks for you help and enjoy the holidays.
Glow Plug light and WTS light are the same thing. If it's a Ford Diesel...It has one unless the bulb is physically blown/removed.
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he may have a little curley cue on the dash if it has a different cluster. I looked all over my dash for the wts light and the only thing that coresponded to mine was the curley cue. But my truck is a 02
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he may have a little curley cue on the dash if it has a different cluster. I looked all over my dash for the wts light and the only thing that coresponded to mine was the curley cue. But my truck is a 02
That's what mine has as well, but I believe that is only on the 02-03 years.... the older ones had a different dash.
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