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2002 Crank-no start after timing timing cover reseal and new oil pan
So this saga started last Sunday, with the help of my neighbor who is a mechanic, when we replaced the oil pan and resealed the timing cover because both were showing oil leaks. The truck ran fine before the tear down for 230,xxx miles. The pan was probably not the culprit as much as the timing cover was, but since it had plenty of heavy rust I decided to replace it anyways. Before everyone jumps on me for not pulling the motor to do the pan, I used the moroso gasket with Ford RTV in the corners as per the install directions and I’m confident that these are not causing my issues below.
I got everything put back together on Tuesday after work and in my hastiness I did not put the gerotor for the LPOP back in the correct orientation so as of last night I now have the Melling LPOP.
Got everything put back together again and filled the HPOP reservoir and got her to crank and she started and stalled after about 5 seconds. Repeated the cycle same thing. Note that the Reservoir did not fill after cranking the engine again. I did replace the ICP with an updated style with the larger inch and 1-1/16” base Because I noticed the connection was oily on the top of the sensor and I figured might as well rule that out with a new sensor.
Given that the truck has over 230,000 miles on it, most of the wiring harness in the center of the valley seems to have brittle wires. One thing I did notice is that the one of wires on IPR connector stripped back and showing the bare wire leading me to believe that this wire is broken. I’m waiting on Amazon to deliver a new connector pigtail because at this point that is the only thing that I can think would be the issue. The tinnerman nut is tight as well and I took the solenoid off the and cleaned it with contact cleaner and made sure that there was no gunk on the IPR stem itself.
I know have fuel because the fuel pump is running on the rail every time that I go to crank the motor.
I’ve read similar posts where are the IPR Could be stuck open and allowing the reservoir to drain out and not refill when cranking.
I pulled the HPOP Wednesday night and checked everything and everything is sealed up with no issues or signs of oil leaking. Reinstalled it with the drive gear firmly seated to the H pop and torqued to the spec 95 foot pounds as well as the mounting bolts for the H pop to the reservoir at 18 foot pounds. High pressure lines show no signs of leaking nor does the non-serviceable plug on the bottom.
I know this is quite the story to lead off, but I wanted to make sure that I provide as much information on my situation as possible to help with informed responses. Greatly appreciate everybody’s advice and help in advance.
EDIT- the oil cooler was also removed and refurbed with new gaskets and seals.
Last edited by snyda88; 11-22-2019 at 08:57 AM.