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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
May 30, 2011 (4:01 pm)
i changed the filter recently and i dont remember seeing anything like that. i will check it again
#1124 of 1186 Re: Need help. [rodesigner]
May 30, 2011 (4:00 pm)
ok will do thanks rodesigner
May 30, 2011 (4:17 pm)
i notice it smokes alot right when i start it up and rev the engine once th truck warms up it doesnt smoke as much....after its warmed up it will only smoke when i rev it( then it is excessive white smoke ) i am a dummy when it gets ti mechanics
May 30, 2011 (5:46 pm)
how much will the ipr cost ? if i replace any senors , will the ones from a local autoparts store be as good as the ones from ford???
#1127 of 1186 Re: how much [bubby50]
May 30, 2011 (6:27 pm)
have you had this truck checked out on a genuin ford scanner sometimes the others wont show some of the problems? i think the ipr cost around 500 at the parts store and 800 at ford so you better know that thats what is wrong. can you get it to shut down when your in the driveway at home?and how long do you have to wait befor it will start again