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01 7.3 having starting issues
Hello out there, been a while since I logged on. Having an issue with my truck. 2001 F250 7.3 with 219,000 miles.
I drove this truck on long commutes lots of highway miles totalling 20K per year up until 2011. Since then anywhere from 10K per year to last year only 2500 miles.
Last week drove to Savannah for a new boat, brought it home, put the truck in the garage, next day could not get it to start, spun starter until batteries went weak. I put the charger on it and got to thinking what else it could be so I replaced the fuel filter and after it charged overnight it took a little bit of cranking but it finally busted off and started.
I let it sit out and idle for about 45 minutes, next evening same, slow start, had to charge and boost and got it running.
I got it to run and took it to have the batteries load tested, all showed good, shut it down and noticed it takes a lot to start while cranking, try spinning, wait about 30 seconds and try again and it started. Brought it home and parked in the garage where it sat for a few days due to work and did not need it.
Yesterday tried to start with no results, engage starter but I stop after a few seconds to prevent overheating starter and killing batteries, try again but nothing.
This truck has had the IDM replaced in 06, new UVC injector harnesses as late as 2009, other than that just normal service until a few months ago I tookt it to a Ford dealer to have the cruise control recall done and they then replaced the CPS under recall.
I am wondering what the issue could be, any ideas? CPS, IDM, ???
Thanks in advance for any help someone may have,
2001 F250 7.3 4x4 Lariat Crew Cab