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2000 7.3 died and will not restart....please help
I was driving the truck to work and it just shut down as if it ran out of fuel (7/8 of a tank in there) and I have not been able to get it to fire up again. Luckily I got my boss to tow me the rest of the way to work with his F-250 so I was able to save a little face at least.
The truck is a 6sp manual and while I was being towed I tried to bump start it but no luck. I ran the trans in 3rd gear so the RPM was near 1500 or so. When I depressed the throttle it would buck a bit and gain some slack in the tow rope but would immediately fall on it's face again. When cranking it sounds like only one cylinder is trying to fire.
I have not had the CPS sensor replaced yet but the tach is working so that makes me think it's not the cause. I have searched and tried most of the ideas but I'm unsure where to find the common loose connectors. There is fuel in the bowl, I drained it and as soon as I turned the key it filled up completely so fuel is making it that far at least. I'm not sure where to tap in for a pressure guage so that has not been confirmed yet.
I also have not checked the water separator (not sure where that is either) so that is a possibility.
I want to tow the truck in gear some more and see if there is air trapped somehow, I don't want to abuse my starter.
Thank you in advance.
2000 F-250 2WD, 6-speed, Reg Cab, Longbed
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