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Finally bought it but now it stalls!?
I finally bought the truck that was eying me from the used car lot I drive by every day. After careful investigation on web-sites (including this one) I went ahead and bought it - a 2000 F250 7.3 power stroke. Previous to signing on the dotted line, I dove it with my family in it about 70 miles and ran like a champ. The next day, after I bought it, it started stalling and died. I started it and would idle fine but went to put in to drive (automatic) and would slowly chug along but give it a little pedal, it would die. I did the following:
Changed the cam position sensor
Drained the fuel filter
Started it back up and drove it home at normal 25-40 MPH speeds with out a hiccup about 3 miles then it started cutting out again.
Is this just bad luck or might there have been some deliberate hiding of mechanical issues from the dealer. I have heard of sometimes chips being removed from the previous owners and dealers not checking that then causing these kind of failures.
Any suggestions would be appreciated before I start this beast up again and look into this further.