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Old 05-08-2009, 06:03 PM
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7.3 ran rough, died

i was drivin and my engine got real rough and lost power. there was no smoke or anything. i went to pull over and it died. when i tried to restart it my starter locked on and continued to crank with the key off. as i was disconnecting the battery to attempt to save what i could, the starter caught on fire. luckily i keep an extinguisher in my truck. what could the prob be?
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:28 PM
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First off, welcome to the ORG. What year 7.3?
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:31 PM
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The rough running sounds like low oil and the fire I have no idea
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:38 PM
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the oil was fine, it is a 99. i think there may have been a short or something that caused the starter to lock on,even with the key out
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:55 PM
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Fire is from the starter getting hot. Wire insulation melted and shorted out. As far as it dying. IDK, need more information.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:00 PM
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i think the running rough and dying is from a cps fail...i gues that should be no surprise. but idk why the starter would have locked on. the only thing for that is maybe the new solenoid i bought last week was faulty and it just happened at the same time.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:06 PM
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would the truck smoke from a cps fail? cuz mine wasnt
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