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post #1 of 17 Old 11-24-2006, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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So, awesome morning. Have my 24 foot equipment trailer hooked to my pickup so I decide to take the Tbird to work. fire it up and go back in the house after my jacket and as soon as I open the door again I see a huge puddle of gas under it. OK, I'll fix it later. Fire up the pickup, let it run for about a minute and kick it up to high idle, and go back in the house. Go back out about 5 minutes later, kick it off high idle, and take off. Got down to the end of the street and the truck just quits. Uh oh. Cycle the key, notice the wait to start light is not coming on. Sweet. Check all the fuses, none blown in either panel. It cranks but doesn't blow any white smoke. Go ballistic for a few minutes, hotwire the clutch start interlock and back it out of the intersection on the starter. Now I'm pretty mad, break out the prybar and Ford wrench and fix the Tbird (fuel rail wasn't seated on #8 injector). Truck has a new CPS in it. Anyone have any ideas? I haven't tried to pull codes yet, I lent my Edge out last week. Going to try later tonight.

Edit: Should also add that glow plugs, harnesses, v/c gaskets and GPR are all new.

'96 F250 4x4 Ext Cab, 5 speed. K&N FIPK - modified to use 6637; 3" downpipe, 6" stack; Beans modded IDM; Beans stage 2s; shimmed FPR; exhaust brake; 6 position TS; locked 4.10s
'93 F250 4x4 regular cab long box. 7.3IDI nonturbo/E4OD 8' Western. STAYING STOCK
'65 Pontiac Tempest, 406ci chevy small block, TH350 with shift kit, 2700 stall converter.
'01 HD XL1200S - Lots of Screamin Eagle goodies
'96 Tbird LX V8

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let me know what you get for codes nate....u might just for kicks check the level in the HPOP resevour....and you could also try starting it with the ICP disconnected. The last thing i would check is there should be a few fusable links coming off of the battery cables that would be worth checking to see if any are blown.......definately let me know what codes you get when you can buddy
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HPOP reservoir tried...full
ICP tried...no go
fuse links are all ok

'96 F250 4x4 Ext Cab, 5 speed. K&N FIPK - modified to use 6637; 3" downpipe, 6" stack; Beans modded IDM; Beans stage 2s; shimmed FPR; exhaust brake; 6 position TS; locked 4.10s
'93 F250 4x4 regular cab long box. 7.3IDI nonturbo/E4OD 8' Western. STAYING STOCK
'65 Pontiac Tempest, 406ci chevy small block, TH350 with shift kit, 2700 stall converter.
'01 HD XL1200S - Lots of Screamin Eagle goodies
'96 Tbird LX V8

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bothers me you dont have any wait to start light, but with no fuses blown ,fuse to fuel heater can short back through causing internal processor concern ,(cause no wait to start light), need to try and pull codes,if wil not communicate, may get ugly

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Trying to avoid thoughts of a dead PCM, but that was my first idea. I want to eliminate everything else first.

'96 F250 4x4 Ext Cab, 5 speed. K&N FIPK - modified to use 6637; 3" downpipe, 6" stack; Beans modded IDM; Beans stage 2s; shimmed FPR; exhaust brake; 6 position TS; locked 4.10s
'93 F250 4x4 regular cab long box. 7.3IDI nonturbo/E4OD 8' Western. STAYING STOCK
'65 Pontiac Tempest, 406ci chevy small block, TH350 with shift kit, 2700 stall converter.
'01 HD XL1200S - Lots of Screamin Eagle goodies
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quickest way to know most of the time is if it will not communicate at all ,also there is usually a reason for this problem , next step pull codes man

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Still waiting to get my Edge back...

'96 F250 4x4 Ext Cab, 5 speed. K&N FIPK - modified to use 6637; 3" downpipe, 6" stack; Beans modded IDM; Beans stage 2s; shimmed FPR; exhaust brake; 6 position TS; locked 4.10s
'93 F250 4x4 regular cab long box. 7.3IDI nonturbo/E4OD 8' Western. STAYING STOCK
'65 Pontiac Tempest, 406ci chevy small block, TH350 with shift kit, 2700 stall converter.
'01 HD XL1200S - Lots of Screamin Eagle goodies
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let me know what you find , by the way ,i was just in akron picking up a trailer at wholesale auto brokers ,may have eard of them

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Yep, pass it on the way to work every morning.

'96 F250 4x4 Ext Cab, 5 speed. K&N FIPK - modified to use 6637; 3" downpipe, 6" stack; Beans modded IDM; Beans stage 2s; shimmed FPR; exhaust brake; 6 position TS; locked 4.10s
'93 F250 4x4 regular cab long box. 7.3IDI nonturbo/E4OD 8' Western. STAYING STOCK
'65 Pontiac Tempest, 406ci chevy small block, TH350 with shift kit, 2700 stall converter.
'01 HD XL1200S - Lots of Screamin Eagle goodies
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Update: got my Edge back, tried pulling codes and got a communication error.

'96 F250 4x4 Ext Cab, 5 speed. K&N FIPK - modified to use 6637; 3" downpipe, 6" stack; Beans modded IDM; Beans stage 2s; shimmed FPR; exhaust brake; 6 position TS; locked 4.10s
'93 F250 4x4 regular cab long box. 7.3IDI nonturbo/E4OD 8' Western. STAYING STOCK
'65 Pontiac Tempest, 406ci chevy small block, TH350 with shift kit, 2700 stall converter.
'01 HD XL1200S - Lots of Screamin Eagle goodies
'96 Tbird LX V8

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