Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lexington Kentucky
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Moving and my truck broke down!
Ok I have a 1992 F-250 IDI with the 7.3L that I just bought about a month ago from a guy in Nebraska. It is a 4x4 regular cab, long bed has 137K on it. The only problem I have had with the truck is that my RPM gauge does not work but thats because that wire in the front of the engine that controls it, is shot. Second, the wait to start light only comes on every now and then, so it doesnt prime the injectors. Other than that the truck had been running ok.
I have been driving this truck flawlessly all week long trying to get moved out of my old house and into my new one. I was backing up to my trailer this morning and then all of a sudden the truck just died. Didnt spudder, just died. So I tried to restart it and and the engine turns over but it wont fire. But when you turn the key to the position to prime there is ticking noise that I can hear coming from the engine. I think it is coming from below my airfilter. It will tick for about 10 seconds, on 1 second intervals. Also the battery gauge is going haywire. It jumps around with each click I can hear. Truck wont fire at all and I have got to have this thing to finish hauling!
Could my fuel pump have gone out on me? I checked the battery terminals and all of that is hooked up good. Or could my solanoid gone bad?
I dont have the internet hooked up yet at my new house and I had to come over to my buddys to get on the internet to post this... so if anybody out there has a clue whats going on with my truck post up on here and I will try to have him check it or give me a shout on my cell phone at
(615)-390-6797. Any help is greatly appreciated because as of right now I am stuck! And have no clue what to do, I dont want to start replacing expensive parts without knowing that it's going to fix it.
I am in Lexington Kentucky if anyones around here...