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99 POWERSTROKE Cranks, But NO START
I have be researching and working on my PSD for over a week.
I have a 99 Powerstroke F550.
I was driving when the truck died like it was running out of fuel. I know what this is like because I have done it many times. If there is one thing I know how to do, is how to quickly restart a Powerstroke that ran out of fuel. I refueled the tank and the fuel bowl, cycled the fuel pump, had charged batteries. It started, but the truck would barely move and sounded bad. In park, I could barely get the rpms over 2000. In drive, the truck would crawl and not go up a slight incline. The transmission was rebuilt 1000 miles ago. I had to get it towed back to my garage.
Now, It cranks, but doesn't start.
All fluids have been checked
Batteries are fully charged
New fuel filter
New Air filter
IPR valve inspected and new orings
Fuel is going to fuel bowl
Wait to Start light comes on and shuts off, as usual.
Replaced Fuel with Fresh Fuel
Checked the Fuel shut off switch - It was fine.
Service Engine light comes on occasionally, but no codes come up on a OBD-II Scanner. I thought my (autozone) OBD-II Scanner might have been broken, so I tested it on another vehicle that I purposefully put a fault on, and it read it accurately.
I know that if you crank the engine repeatedly, the high pressure oil reservoir can drain. So I checked it and it is full, right to the top.
When I try to start it, with charged batteries, a little bit of black smoke comes out the tail pipe. It's not like a cold start, it's like there is no fuel getting to the injectors. My cold starts always have white smoke.
I jumped the glow plug relay and I get the same response. But, I don't think the GPR is critical to starting when then engine is in a heated garage. I could be wrong, but I think the computer only activates it when the temp is cold.
I have not checked the fuel pressure, map sensor, or backpressure valve/sensor. But would these cause a no start?
Don't tell me it's the injector pump or injectors, because I don't want to hear it! (Just Kidding).