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Old 11-19-2006, 01:59 PM
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96 7.3 Powerstroke/My income in jepordy!!!

Hello guys,
I'm completely new here so maybe someone can PLEASE help me!!! I have a 96 f250 powerstroke,230k. I did a 400 mile trip today and the last 2 miles from home the alt bearings failed,ripped the belt to shreds. I figured only 2 miles, actually less I'll limp it home no problem. Made it home,went and got new alt from Advance and a belt. Replaced parts now truck will not idle. Starts up, surges a bit, check engine light comes on and dies. Tough to restart but hold peddle a bit and runs just fine but let of it surges a bit and dies again.
Please help, how do I check for codes? Suggestions? This truck is my taxi and my income.
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Old 11-19-2006, 02:41 PM
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try and find someone with a programmer or scanner for a ford 7.3. if you cant try and limp it to advance they usually have a scanner and can tell you what the code for the checkengine light is.
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Old 11-19-2006, 02:45 PM
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I wouldn't suggest limping it away from home... if you breakdown you're suddenly in bigger problems.
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Old 11-19-2006, 02:48 PM
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true, but if you have no way to find out what is wrong with it then it doesnt do any good to let er sit at the house.
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:14 AM
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Did you get it fixed? Have you checked your undervalve cover harness. The symptoms you are describing don't exactly fit a UVC problem but it is easy to check. Start with the passenger side. Also, there is some wiring up by the fuel bowl that shorted out on my truck a few years ago and caused me some problems. Keep us posted.
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:20 AM
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When you lose an alternator, leave the truck where it is and find an alternator,or call a tow truck. your PCM needs constant electrical power and "Running on the battery" Will toast it. I know I did it. not trying to scare you, just giving a warning to everone. I was a long way from home and noticed my amp guage was on discharge so I stoped and put a 16 penny nail to the back of the alternator ( if an alternator is charging the spinning shaft exposed on the back side is magnatized) and nothing, crud! 2:00am 40 miles from home, so I drove it, PCM $675

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