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No power, can't pull any codes
2000 F350, 6 speed, 4" exhaust, Xpower chip
So there I was, getting up to speed on the highway going about 60 mph. Everything was normal and then, just as someone hit a switch, the motor lost almost all power. I was about 5 miles from home and had to limp it the whole way. I could only get about 45 mph out of it.
So I get home thinking it may be a bad fuel filter. Nope, put spare in still ran the same. I also changed out the CPS with the spare and no change. The vehicle has had all regular maintainance done. Oil was changed last week, and still full. It starts right up, but then runs for crap. A little more smoke out the exhaust than usual. No leaks visible. All electrical in good shape, no corrosion, very clean. HPOP is full also.
Ok so the part that bugs me is the trouble code reader. I go and get one from Auto Zone, they rent the Actron OBD-II. Plug it in and get no link. It won't read any codes and the engine light is on. I tried many, many times and got nothing. I go back and they assure me that it works fine. I do know that when the Xpower chip was installed the mechanic bypassed some wiring to avoid some sensors(not sure which yet). Could this be the reason I can't pull any codes.
Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks