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F250 stalled today
I've read through numerous threads about stalling, but they all seemed different than mine today. Around lunch today, after starting my F250-2WD and driving one city block, the engine completely died, like someone flipped a switch. No sputtering or anything. Pulled over and put it in park. Still had all accessory power and when I tried to restart, the engine turned over like normal, but wouldn't start. Made a phone call to a buddy and decided it is probably an alternator problem. Was about to make arrangements to get a tow and tried one last time.....it started like normal. Drove home for 20 miles no problems. Just drove again this evening, no problems.
What I do know:
- Batteries and alternator tested out fine (all are 1 year old), though there was some corrosion on both batteries.
- Truck has 250K miles (original owner) and has been the best vehicle I ever owned. I have had very few repairs (none major-knock on wood) over the years and I am diligent about routine maintenance.
Any ideas what could have caused this? I picked up a new CPS, but have not installed it yet. I'm still running on the "replacement" CPS that the dealer installed after finally issuing a recall, back in 2006 or 07?
Any input would be greatly appreciated!