Gettin started - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Introductions This is the place that you introduce yourself

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-07-2007, 12:31 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Exclamation Gettin started

hi all
as u can guess im new on the block and dont really know where to start, but here goes.
been having trouble, hard to start, i can plug it in for 15 min and it will start but runs not to well, driving down road doesnt seem to have power it should
battery light stays on after starting but volt meter (gauge) reads fine. i guess that means batteries have charge but alternator not charging?

i have a 99 F250 diesel, (my sons truck), does not have powerstroke anywhere on truck or in handbook.
Vin indicates 7.3(445cid) DI-Turbo is this a powerstroke engine.

do i have to buy a code reader to extract trouble codes (my Z28 i can jump 2 terminals and count check engine light cycle), or is there another way to get em out.


Thank for any help

Jim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-07-2007, 12:37 PM
ADMIN AND TECH


 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: winston salem north carolina
Posts: 9,241
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
you have to have a obd2 scanner to pull codes , as far as your problem goes sounds like you have more than one problem ,one being a possible glow plug problem, and another the battery light shouldnt stay on ,your alterantor may be getting ready to take a dump ,not charging the batteries properly and also can effect the way its starts cold ,has to have plenty of power to run glow plugs ,spin engine ,and fire injectors all at the same time get charging system cheked and batteries checked , and test glow plug relay to see if working
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-07-2007, 01:08 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks scruff
ill get one 2nite and go from there
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-07-2007, 01:24 PM
Serving Our Country!
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: elmendorf afb alaska
Posts: 486
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Can't offer any advice on your problems but to the site and I am sure you will find all the answers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-07-2007, 01:28 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Carroll County, IN, USA
Posts: 1,014
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to purduefarmboy460
welcome to PSD.org!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-07-2007, 01:52 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: RICHLAND, INDIANA
Posts: 1,198
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
WELCOME TO THE ORG. Sounds like the alternator is going out on your truck. Get a hand held battery tester and an amp meter and load test the alternator or take it to a reputable auto parts store and have them test it. This may also be the cause of your starting problems as Scuffy828 stated. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-07-2007, 01:56 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
to the forum Jim. You'll find your answers here and probably make some friends if you want.

Rob
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-07-2007, 02:18 PM
im fat and ugly


 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Shreveport, LA
Posts: 15,684
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 03-07-2007, 03:50 PM
BIG TRUCK, SMALL DRIVER
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Iva, SC
Posts: 5,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome to the forum, Jim!

And welcome to the powerstroke owner's club. All '95 and later Ford diesels are powerstrokes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 03-07-2007, 07:39 PM
Is it even worth it???



 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lex KY
Posts: 9,093
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to ABOBB Send a message via Yahoo to ABOBB
Welcome to Powerstroke.org
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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:

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
Display Modes

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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors