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Old 01-08-2009, 04:35 PM Rookie

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Plow Truck Won't Start

I have a 97 F350 PSD and its having some issues during the worst time of the year!! The thing was stalling out on me but starting back up then dies on me altogether. Put a new fuel filter and pump, started hours after install, but was still stalling. New cam sensor, started, ran, stalled. Now it wont start at all just cranking. I'm thinking its electrical but i can't be sure, I can't get anyone to look at it, i dont know that much, so now i'm relying on help from someone here and myself. The WTS light some times comes on the way it should, sometimes not that long, or sometimes flashes back and forth between it and the check engine light, and makes a cracking, arcing, sparking sound? When it first started acting up the turn signals, speedo, dome light, and door dinger fuses were blown, not sure if thats related. Truck has low miles, good oil, and a 6 position bully dog chip. Any ideas at all would be greatly appreiciated, I need this truck to run so i can make $$$, I've already lost roughly 4grand with this truck down! Thank You!!
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:06 AM Rookie

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For anyone who cares or has a bully dog chip, today i started with changing the cam sensor again just in case, and changing the oil for laughs the truck still just cranked and cranked. SO before i went and spent another load of money on parts i decided to eliminate the suspicions of a few people i know that said maybe take the chip out and see what happens, i took it out and sure enough she fired right up. So my total loss is up around 4 grand for time lost plowing, parts, and labor all for a $300 piece of crap chip that didnt do much anyway. I'll be sure to let anyone who is interested what bully dog has to say about it.
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:11 AM
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Yea I wish I would of seen this earlier, you should stay away from bully dog. Sorry for your $$$ loss that sucks..At least you are back up and running now. Go make up some $$$!!
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