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95 7.3PSD Started, died, no restart...
Title says it all --
Started it up, started real rough (was pretty cold night) but idle started smoothing out and approaching 800-900 (where it normally idles when it's cold)
It ran for about 5-10 minutes (when it's cold, I always give it time before I bother attempting to move) - then it just died off... Refused to restart all day... Normally I use the block warmer when it's cold like this -- this was one of the few times I haven't lately -- I plugged it in, and let it sit for a while. Still nothing... Repeated attempts for the rest of the day still nothing. Checked and changed the fuel filter -- bowl refills with no problems -- old filter didn't look bad -- hasn't been in long either... Checked oil level in the HPOP and it's at the top (even after sitting overnight - checked again - still good) -- Replaced the CPS -- for the cost and number of symptoms, figured it was worth a shot -- worst I get is a spare CPS out of the deal... Still refuses to start. Leaving it on a trickle-charger over night to make sure the batteries are topped off in the morning and going to give it one more try. Supposed to have a friend bring a scan-tool over so we can look for codes.
It's had the CPS just changed. In June, a new top fuel pump, new glow plug/injector harnesses (inside and out), and valve cover gaskets were done. The only code it's ever thrown is a EBP Sensor Circuit Fault. I had the sensor unplugged, so that explains that... It's had regular oil and fuel filter chanes (oil changes, too)... I had o-ring problems on the HPOP (the lines leaving it more specifically) but those are resolved long ago as well...
This is the same truck I posted about almost a couple months ago and the topic rolled off with no response -- it has some performance issues under high fuel demand as it warms up and more and more signs are pointing to the IDM... Truck refuses to throw out codes even when the CEL comes on -- nothing ever comes back stored, but hopefully this time it will tell the tale before I waste a few hundred on an IDM...
Any ideas while I get these codes pulled? It's about 30-40 degrees out on average here right now, so I try to accomplish as much as possible when I'm out there dealing with this... It's got me stuck right now trying to make a trip before Thanksgiving, etc...
Thanks in advance --
.: secret.squirrel :.
1995 F450 - 1997 F250 - 1998 F350 - 2001 F350 - All PSDs
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