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Old 03-24-2009, 12:34 PM
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7.3 fuel problem

Ok here is what I know. I am driving home from work turn to go up my street and my trucks puffs and chugs and dies. I roll down the hill in reverse and start it back up like 3 times make it home. My roomate get home I take his truck drop some 911 in and she runs fine for about 500 miles. Then I am out of town and the same thing happens. takes a bit more to get her going but she runs. i originally thought I was gelling but last time was too warm so i was thinking bad fuel. Now the fuel seems fine but she will run for about 20 minutes and die. Then if I wait a few hours I can go out start it up and go again. when I will no start it will run off wd-40 but I know it is not getting fuel. I see no check engine light come on. I am confused. when I turn the key over to cycle the glow plugs the check engine light comes on and then go off like normal. I am not sure where to start. Also smokes a little white when I turn it over. There is fuel in the bowl and I have change three fuel filters. Thanks for the help also sometimes my tach is not bouncing when I turn it over.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:43 PM
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If your tach isn't moving it's CPS
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:52 PM
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can that be possible to run at times and then not others like that?
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:59 PM
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Mine ran bad right before it went out so yes, I guess it could run and then quit.
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CPS..CPS..CPS..CPS!!!!!!! Textbook symptoms!! What year truck and was the recall done?

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Old 03-24-2009, 01:32 PM
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101,000 miles on an 2001 4 dr sb. I do not think it has the recall done do not remember but I am out of town anyways
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:12 PM
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Just drove around after the install and everything seems to be a ok. Thanks alot for the help guys.
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