99 7.3 won't start, service engine light on - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 11-03-2009, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
99 7.3 won't start, service engine light on

Still new to the diesel world and looking for some ideas here. When I go out in the morning to start the truck, turn the key and wait for the "wait to start" light to turn off, if the "service engine soon" light stays on the truck will turn over but will not start. If I keep turning the key off and on (without cranking the engine) until the "service engine" light goes off like it usually does then the truck starts right up. Any ideas??? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
JPickel is offline  
post #2 of 10 Old 11-04-2009, 06:04 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
RHFDpowerstroke53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 213
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have the same problem. It does it when it's cold. Not as bad after the engine Is warm. I have 83500 miles on my 01. Truck runs fine after it starts up but it won't fire up when the service engine soon light is on. Any help is great. Thanks
RHFDpowerstroke53 is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 11-04-2009, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I talked to a Ford tech yesterday and we need to check for codes but one thing that I looked at this morning (when it did it again!) is the tach. Check to see if your tach is registering when you crank the engine with the 'service engine' light on...if it isn't, it could very likely be the crank position sensor which is what I am hoping for. The other two options are the PCM and the IDM!
JPickel is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 11-04-2009, 08:45 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
RHFDpowerstroke53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 213
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yea, i went to auto zone today to get the code read but the light wasn't on so no code came up. I am going to borrow their reader for a couple of days to see what it is. I will check the tach next time too. Thanks




2001 F-350 XLT
'05 Conversion
DP-Tuner
Tuff Country 2.5in Leveling Kit
MBRP Muffler Delete W/ Homemade 5in tip
aFe Stage 2 Cold Air intake
Wicked Wheel
315/75R16 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZs on Procomp 6001s
RHFDpowerstroke53 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 11-04-2009, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I am getting mine scanned tomorrow night, will let you know what we find. Another thing to check is the ebp from what I'm being told so if the PCM looke like it's bad it might actually be the ebp. Hope we both figure this out!
JPickel is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 11-06-2009, 03:12 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
RHFDpowerstroke53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 213
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yea i tried to start my truck up today and i think things got worse. It does not want to crack over and it only clicks when you turn the key. Im having a buddy of mine who is a ford mechanic come by tomorrow to see whats up, I will let you know what he says




2001 F-350 XLT
'05 Conversion
DP-Tuner
Tuff Country 2.5in Leveling Kit
MBRP Muffler Delete W/ Homemade 5in tip
aFe Stage 2 Cold Air intake
Wicked Wheel
315/75R16 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZs on Procomp 6001s
RHFDpowerstroke53 is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 11-06-2009, 03:41 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,900
Thanks: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
please let us know
good luck
melmount is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 11-07-2009, 01:01 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
RHFDpowerstroke53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 213
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I talked to my buddy today and he said it souned like it was the batteries. turn your headlights on and have someone watch if they dim when you crank it over. if they do bring your batteries to an autozone or something and have them check them. Thats what I did and both of my batteries were shot. Good luck and i hope this helps. let us know how it goes. o btw the code reader did not work because there was not enough power. it said there was an error




2001 F-350 XLT
'05 Conversion
DP-Tuner
Tuff Country 2.5in Leveling Kit
MBRP Muffler Delete W/ Homemade 5in tip
aFe Stage 2 Cold Air intake
Wicked Wheel
315/75R16 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZs on Procomp 6001s
RHFDpowerstroke53 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 11-13-2009, 05:46 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
guess i'm to late...check your batteries!!!


Travis G.
International Tech is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 11-13-2009, 06:01 PM
Doesn't Even Care


 
HVAC SuperTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Fletcher, NC
Posts: 18,045
Thanks: 105
Thanked 139 Times in 134 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I was gonna say check your batteries. Also, a good code scanner will bring up soft codes and past codes.
I would say its probably your CPS.
BTW, its your CAM position sensor, not crank position sensor. its always good tohave a spare in the glove box and a 10mm socket and ratchet. they can go out at anytime.

Nick
E99/CC/Lariat/Factory Wide Body Kit
"The Mistress"
Power Hungry Performance HYDRA Chip
Custom Tuned by Bill@PHP, Tony Wildman@Total Diesel Performance and Lars@Gearhead



D66 w/Dieselsite WW2, Full Force 250/100s, Adrenalin HPOP, Built Trans, Walbro Fuel Pump, S&B Intake, 6" Stacks, Leveling Kit, Eagle Alloy Wheels, 315/75/16 Grabber AT2s & Much More




HVAC SuperTech is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome