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Old 10-12-2010, 06:13 PM
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2000 f350 4x4 will crank but not start Help please

Thanks in advance for reading. My wife and I are looking for a truck. I found this 00' but it is not currently running. The numbers dont add up for replacing the engine, but if I can get it running for 2000 or less I want it.
This is the description of how it failed, as per the father of the driver at the time.

My son was driving it back from Oklahoma and about 1/2 mile from our house, it gave a big puff of black smoke and that was the end. It would still turn over, but wouldn't run anymore. That's about all I can tell you. We had a slightly newer Dodge dually diesel that we put to work in its place, so now it's time to sell the old Ford. That's been about 6 months ago. Kept thinking i'd fix it, but decided i'd rather just sell it.


The owner states 440k on the miles, and states manual trans was replaced 30k ago.

Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated, even if the advice is to leave it sitting where it is.

Thanks.
Brian.
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:27 PM
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well if the price is right and u found someone that has knowledge of the 7.3 and a good scan tool that can read the truck and the owner will let u test it out to see what is the matter than it may be worth it but as far as saying from what u decibed as if u could fix it for 2000 or less i dont think anyone could give u a honest answer on that unless u found a motor for less than 2k thats just my two cents i hope it helped
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might be the cps crankshaft position sensor, they are knowen to go bad. i had it on mine and it was almost like its out of fuel but i would just crank, put new one in and it started up fine
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440k is alot. what was it used for? highway or towing? cps is a likely culprit for the shut down if it reads rpms when cranking it is not the cps. if no rpms are registering when cranking the cps is bad and is cheap to replace
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If it threw a engine code (more than likely several) try to find a local shop with a guy that has a snap-on code reader, one of the computer style not a laptop. The computer one can tell you exactly whats wrong and part numbers for the fix. It might cost $20
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