Most common problems with a powerstroke 7.3 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General Diesel Discussion Discuss everything else pertaining to Diesel Pickups.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 06-26-2010, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
95flatbed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Cool Most common problems with a powerstroke 7.3

Hello all,
Being new to diesels I would like to know what some of the most common problems that people have with diesels are. Since all my experience is with gasoline engines, I would like to know what to check if my truck were to die out of the blue. Let's say my '95 F-250 PSD dies on me, I check that I have fuel and it still cranks over but just doesn't start. What would you check next?

Thanks for helping a newbie
~Z
95flatbed is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 06-26-2010, 09:20 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
DirtyDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 2,848
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
WELCOME TO THE ORG.

7.3's r notorious for the cam position sensor going out. if it jus up and died then thats the 1st thing id check. a good idea to always keep a spare in the truck.

Brett
'08 Ford F-350 Powerstroke Lariet 4x4
SPARTAN Tuner, Flo-Pro 5" Exhaust 6" Tip, EGR Delete W/ Hi-flow Elbow, S&B Intake, B&W Hitch, 2.5" Leveling kit, 20x12 FUEL NUTZ, 33x12.5 Toyo MT's, PIONEER Screen, ALPINE Amp



DirtyDiesel is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 06-26-2010, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
95flatbed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Okay, thanks DD how much do those cost? and is there a way bypass/hotwire it in an emergency situation? (middle of the desert)

~Z
95flatbed is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 06-26-2010, 09:41 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Riverside/Norco, Ca
Posts: 3,771
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
they're like 30 bucks. anywhere. keep one in your glove box!
Dietoremain is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 06-26-2010, 09:43 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
DirtyDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 2,848
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 95flatbed View Post
Okay, thanks DD how much do those cost? and is there a way bypass/hotwire it in an emergency situation? (middle of the desert)

~Z

lol, no the CPS for these motors is like a distributor in a gas motor. if it doesnt work the motor doesnt run.. the CPS is wat tells the computer when to fire the injectors for each cylinder.

Brett
'08 Ford F-350 Powerstroke Lariet 4x4
SPARTAN Tuner, Flo-Pro 5" Exhaust 6" Tip, EGR Delete W/ Hi-flow Elbow, S&B Intake, B&W Hitch, 2.5" Leveling kit, 20x12 FUEL NUTZ, 33x12.5 Toyo MT's, PIONEER Screen, ALPINE Amp



DirtyDiesel is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 06-26-2010, 09:47 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: alabamer
Posts: 1,077
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to harley1rocker Send a message via Skype™ to harley1rocker
also the icp has been known to make em quit.when faulty of course.the heater element in the fuel bowl grounds out, sometimes the wire comes in contact with the bowl.your fuel sucking air,trash in the pickup foot.(in the tanks..but first thing to look at would be the cps sensor
harley1rocker is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome