Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Howe, TX
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Truck runs rough, dies, restarts
About a month ago my '01 7.3L automatic (165,000mi) starting losing power while driving down the highway with the cruise control on. I pulled to the side of the road and gave it a visual inspection, found nothing and continued. Truck ran fine the next several days.
It has gotten increasing worse. No Check Engine Light. No codes 0n my Actron CP9125 OBD II Pocket Scan. No Codes on the Edge Programmer. (I have since Uninstalled the Edge. Truck ran better for several days) It acts like it is starving for fuel. The fuel filter had less than 5,000 miles, but I replaced it anyway. The bottom of the canister is clean. The truck may run fine for a hundred miles and then just start losing power, shudder and die. Now, you can start it and let it idle for a while (15-20 minutes) and it will die on it's own; slow and painful. I thought maybe the fuel pump was weak so I added an Oil Pressure gauge to the outlet on the fuel filter housing. The truck maintains 60lbs even as it starts shuddering and dieing.
Suggestions? These days I have more time than money so taking it to a dealership and paying for their Christmas party is out of the question. I have driven diesels since '96 but I have never had any cause to work on one other than minor stuff (water pump, alternators, etc.)
I don't mean to insult anyone that works at a dealership just saying that the current situation is gonna require me to handle this one. I'm hoping some of you guys can walk me through it.
**I originally posted in wrong Year Model thread
'01 F-250 Lariat
Crew Cab 4WD
Ranch Hands Front & Rear
50 Gal Aux Tank
Edge Evolution Programmer
Spectre Cold Air Intake
Recon LED Marker Lights
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