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#1112 of 1186 Re: 1997 FORD F-350 7.3 L NEED HELP!! [younceb5]
May 03, 2011 (3:01 pm)
I have worked on many of these with similar problems.
1 Injector Driver Module (IDM) located on LF inner fender behind wheel between firewall and inner fender. Very dumb place.
2 Poor fuel and/or contaminated fuel tanks. This will cause pre-mature failure of the filter.
3 Loose electrical connections under the vale cover. The Valve cover gasket actually has a connections mlded into it. I have discovered these to be loose causing a miss.
4 Make sure you use a Ford or IH cam sensor. Delay wipers can give false signals to the"Parts Store" sensors.
5 Rodents can nest and clog the air intake before the filter. I have seen this on trucks that "sit" a lot.
6 Make sure the oil is fresh. Use a 15W-40 and a new filter. These motors use a high pressure oil pump to open the injectors. They need clean oil.
7 Make sure the ignition switch has not corroded. It is located on the steering column inside.
Good Luck. You still do have a good truck.
#1113 of 1186 Re: 1997 FORD F-350 7.3 L NEED HELP!! [daveh13]
May 05, 2011 (7:06 am)
Thanks all for your help. It was towed back to the mechanic on Monday and I have advised him of your suggestions for him to check. Thanks again.
May 06, 2011 (11:09 am)
I have a 2005 F350 powerstroke, I have got a massive amount of oil in water system. The motor runs perfect,but now is starting to get hot because oil has cloged uo radiator,It is a very thick cream like . It had fresh oil and filter done about 500 miles ago.Please does anybody know where this oil is comming from?
#1115 of 1186 2003 powerstroke start problems
May 17, 2011 (6:14 am)
I bought my 2003 Ford with the 7.3 in it about 2 months ago i didn;t have any problems untill i hooked my 33 foot bumper pull to my truck and went onn vacation everything was fine untill i got home and the next day it would not start to go to work.. later i finally drained the fuel res and removed the fuel filter to see if i had a blockage didn't find anything so i re installed the fuel filter and let the pump run long enought to fill the res back up and it started just fine. the next day it did it again so i went and bought a fram gas filter and put in it did the same thing 2 spins later fired right up. still doing it on first start all i have to do is pop the hood drain the fuel res. and pull the filter then clean it out with carb cleaner wipe it downn put it back to gether and let the pump fill it up and im good to go.... what is going on i do not get any codes or anything everything checks out fine......
new findings today turned pump on about 5 times then started without haveing to take fuel filter out??
#1116 of 1186 6.0 03 F350 truck leaped forward on its own
May 17, 2011 (6:49 pm)
As I was at a stop light today, my F350 leaped forward on its own, wow what a scare. I saw the check engine light come on, so I took it directly to a parts store to hook up to the code read out machine, it read code 2285 fuel injector sensor problem. Before I take it to the expensive shop tomorrow. what might I expect .? This truck has been in the shop about 40 times since I have purchased it....I don't think there is a part on this animal that has not been replaced ..90,000 on this King Ranch
#1117 of 1186 2000 F250 diesel electrical issues
May 21, 2011 (11:43 am)
Hubby is having issues with truck esepecially after rainstorms like Thursday and Friday. The truck will not turn off. He said he turned the key to the off position on the ignition switch and the truck stayed running. He had to turn the key to the accessory position and the engine turned off. When this happens the a/c and other things are still pulling power instead of shutting off therefore running down the battery. Ignition switch has been changed and a ground wire to fuse box has also been looked at. Any ideas?
May 28, 2011 (7:44 pm)
1997 f350 7.3 5spd man has 159 k miles. 4dr 4x4... bought it a few weeks ago and now its giving me problems... i dont know much about dsl engines, a few days ago i was going down the road and it just died...tried starting it , finally got it started... drove it a few more miles no prob....the next couple days it would just die going down the road....i replaced the camshaft senor still does it... so i checked out the (ICP) had oil in the plug... got a replacemnt (directly from ford) now it seems to run but is smoking alot more(white smoke) and the has lost power dramatically. also misses pretty bad between 2,000 and 2,500 rpm... i tried a memo scanner wont pull any codes like everything is ok ????? if i let it idle it sounds good cept ery now n then it will act like it wants to shut of but wont. anybody got any ideas ?
#1119 of 1186 Re: Need help. [bubby50]
May 29, 2011 (10:27 am)
been there done that. Check electrical connectors under valve cover(s). Clean and reconnect. That was the final solution after cam position sensor and computer replacement. Let us know how you fair.
#1120 of 1186 Re: Need help. [bubby50]
May 29, 2011 (11:55 am)
my 97 was dying and restarting after it cooled off and it ended up being the ipr and some bad o rings on the injectors it requires a minimum of 300 pounds of oil pressure to make the injectors work properly if you are losing pressure due to bad o rings or if the ipr is failing it will shut down and when the oil thickens back up it will run again. mine started failing once a month and then it got more frequent check your fuel filter and see if it looks extra black in color from leaking oil into your fuel