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Powerstrke F 250. Motor refuses to start.
I am at wits end here. First Point. I am located in Spain, so access to parts or service advise for a Ford F250 with a Powerstroke unit is limited - to myself!! Second point: I only have a Haynes manual bought from the USA but that does not do a great deal for me - very limited on the 7.3.
Marc will know, This problem started quite a few weeks ago: We were travelling in to town and the engine shut down. Got it going again did our business and then returned home - no problem. Following day got about 100 yards from home and the motor shut down this time would not restart. I admit to not being very "up to date" with common rail injection systems but I did the usual fuel checks as the systems seemed to indicate air in the fuel. Coudnt find anything so going along the same lines I eventually ended up changing every flexible line on the fuel system, had the tank out cleaned and checked that, cleaned and checked the filter housing, changed filters -- Still would not start.
I joined the Powerstroke Forum when searching the net for more info on the /.3 Powerstoke unit!! Posted my problem and received a lot of good replies from members. Marc especially gave a lot of advise. Unfotunately - When I approached the local Ford Dealer Shop Foreman and brought him round to show him the problem - He was last seen heading for the hill screaming about monsters!!!!!! No help from that direction then. Read more of the threads on the forum especially those concerning the Transducer problems encountered on your side of the pond and following further advise from Marc decided to go ahead and change it out. Managed to find a company in the States that would not only sell me the Transducer but would also ship it out to Spain for me. It duly arrived and I have fitted it ------- Motor will still not start.
It feel as though it wants to start when I turn it over and I can smell some exhaust. I have checked as far as I can but I am in uncharted territory as far as this machine goes. About the only other anomoly I found is that I can only get 8.5volts feed to the heater plug, even after buying a new solenoid and fitting it I still have the same feed.
Found another anomoly later this morning when checking Marcs suggestion that I may have a fuse problem:::: In the power distibution console [drivers side bulkhead] there is a row of Relays, and two rows of fuses - one row all Maxi fuses other row mixed Maxi and Mini fuses. On the Maxi only row I have 12.6 volts with ignition on, on the mixed row I have no voltage reading at all!
So gentlemen I request assistance please. At this time I have a beautiful truck, sat in my workshop doing nothing when it should be out there on the road frightening the life out of the local populace!!!!! Can anyone offer any explanation.
I look forward to your replies.
Macat [Dave in Spain]
Last edited by macat; 09-08-2006 at 02:20 AM.
Reason: Found a further anomoly.