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2002 OR '03 isn't supposed to show cranking RPM on the Tach (what RPM are you reading while trying to start? Needs to be over 100)
The PCM's should be the same if the two trucks are similarly equipped (as Justin says, go by the 4-digit Alph/Num # on the sticker but, not actually Hex which is 0-9 plus A-F but should be something like VDH4 in an '01-2-3)
What Voltage are you reading As You Crank?
3K psi, on the starter, isn't right. Not sure what's going on there...
My usual No Start -
WTS Light? - do you get it when you first roll-on the key? (shows the computer is running) You have this if your AE reads sensors
Do you see cranking rpm on the Tach? Do you have a spare CPS to try? You confirm RPM on your AE so, the CPS is doing it's job
Is there fuel in the fuel bowl now? Does it refill after cranking? (open the drain lever to check) Look above the pass ft tire, you'll see a 3/8" metal tube, against the motor that ends there, it's the drain for the bowl (yellow lever you slide to the side). Get a cup, open the lever, drain the fuel bowl, look at the fuel, close the lever. Then, turn the key to the ON position (should hear the pump) for 15 secs. Drain the fuel bowl again, whaddya got?
Can you hear/feel the pump running (below the dr seat, against the framerail)
Could the fuel gauge be giving a bad reading? (Below 1/4 tank?)
Is it cranking fast enough? - it won't even TRY to start if cranking too slowly.
Is your truck "chipped"? If so, remove it as a Test.
You can unplug the ICP sensor, as a Test, so the PCM sets a default value for the IPR to run on (expect this to set a new "Low ICP" code, don't let that misdirect you after a scan).
Did you check the plug and sheet metal nut going to the IPR? That nut can vibrate off and allow the solenoid going over the valve to slide around. The wires going to the IPR can get brittle, crack, and short together. Make sure the plug & wires look in good shape.
Last edited by NoRalPh; 12-05-2019 at 04:42 PM.