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Old 06-04-2011, 01:10 PM
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2000 7.3 wont start

Hey I'm new to this forum and to diesel trucks I just bought a 2000 F250 7.3 4x4 auto. I brought it to a shop to get safety test done and a couple days later I went to pick it up and it wont start. The guys at the shop said they hadn't been able to start it either and just pushed it outside. I tried starting with engine start spray and it still didn't start, then I took the intake hose of and tried starting again and the engine was blowing out of the intake manifold any ideas on what's going on with my engine.I can turn the engine over with the starter but it doesn't do anything not a thing
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First thing: DO NOT use starting fluid!

Next, need to figure out where to start looking, check fluids/fuses.

Is the CEL on?
Is it throwing any codes?
Is the Wait to Start/Glow Plug Light working?
BOTH Batteries charged and maintaining enough juice to start? (CCA)
Intake Filter Clean?
Is there enough fuel? Fuel in Fuel Bowl/Water Seperator?
Fuel filter clogged?
Any smoke out the exhaust when trying to start?


Was it running fine before? Do you get electrical power?
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:23 PM
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CEL wasn't on,WTS light comes on but the glow plugs aren't working or maybe a relay or just faulty glowplugs not sure yet,it has about 40ltrs of fuel,I checked all the fuses but I don't know if any are missing cuz I don't have a manual and there's no picture by the fuse box,it was running when I brought it to the shop,I get electrical power everything except the horn,I just bought the truck and have it at my buddies shop he's worked on these trucks before and drives one himself but what we don't know is when we are starting it's blowing air out of the intake I was thinking maybe a stuck valve. By the way thanks for any help I really appreciate it
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If you make an account with this site, you can put your VIN in and download PDF files of both your Owner's Manual AND the Diesel Suppliment. Has more info, like service schedules, etc.

As far as blowing air out the intake, i have no idea, you might be right... something could be stuck. What did the turbo wheel look like? Was there any play in the turbo shaft? Hopefully someone with more experience stops by soon! Good luck tho!
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I just got a similiar problem with my 2003 7.3. I started it this morning which went fine but I then noticed that all the gauge needles were dead and the odometer was blank. I hooked up the ODM to it and P0221 was the only code which is "Throttle position or pedal position sensor/switch B, range or performance problem" (via the Haynes manual). I check fuses and #45 (Ignition switch run/start fee) was blown.

Good news: I replace the fuse and everything comes back to life.
Bad news: Everytime I shift back into park, the fuse blows and I'm back to my original problem.

Help!!

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