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Old 02-07-2011, 08:39 PM
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Question 99 7.3L Running Rough

Hi, I'm brand spanking new to the forum. I recently had an issue with my 99 7.3l F250 running rough. I ran the diagnostics on it and it showed a P1316 trouble code. I took it to the diesel performance center and told them that I ran the diagnostics on it and came with a P1316 trouble code. I thought that it might be the UVC wire harness coming loose again. Anyway that afternoon they call and say that the #7 injector is bad and the valve cover gasket need to be replaced. I told them if the injector is bad and needs to be replaced that it is ok to replace it.

That evening they called and said my truck was done and ready to be picked up, they said the problem was the valve cover gasket. My question to anyone on here is how in the world can a valve cover gasket make the engine run so rough. And for the diagnostics to show a P1316 trouble code indicating that the ICM circuit has problems? The truck runs great now, I am perplexed about this issue. So if anyone would take the time to help me understand how a bad valve cover gasket would cause the engine to run rough I would greatly appreciate it.
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Hi, I'm brand spanking new to the forum. I recently had an issue with my 99 7.3l F250 running rough. I ran the diagnostics on it and it showed a P1316 trouble code. I took it to the diesel performance center and told them that I ran the diagnostics on it and came with a P1316 trouble code. I thought that it might be the UVC wire harness coming loose again. Anyway that afternoon they call and say that the #7 injector is bad and the valve cover gasket need to be replaced. I told them if the injector is bad and needs to be replaced that it is ok to replace it.

That evening they called and said my truck was done and ready to be picked up, they said the problem was the valve cover gasket. My question to anyone on here is how in the world can a valve cover gasket make the engine run so rough. And for the diagnostics to show a P1316 trouble code indicating that the ICM circuit has problems? The truck runs great now, I am perplexed about this issue. So if anyone would take the time to help me understand how a bad valve cover gasket would cause the engine to run rough I would greatly appreciate it.
The valve cover gasket on the 7.3 has the connector built into it. The harness plugs into the valve cover gasket and then you have the harnesses under the valve cover that go to your injectors and glow plugs.
Click link and you can see what I'm talking about
http://k-mansparts.com/items/super-d...584-detail.htm
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Thanks, I didnt know the harness and gasket were connected together. Simple enough explanation. If this happens again I will be sure to do the job myself next time instead of paying a mechanic $$. I have had issues with the wire harnesses coming loose before. I guess with 196k miles things kind of vibrate loose.
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