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#954 of 1184 My first Diesel HELP PLEASE !!!!!!
Jul 15, 2010 (7:13 am)
I just purchased a 1992 Ford F-250 custom . I think I got a good deal on it but I have never owned a diesel before and dont know the first thing about it except the basic maintenance (fuel filter , air cleaner , lube points , etc.) . When I drove the truck it run fine but now 3 days later when i come to a red light or stop sign the Idle drops way down when i stop and more than a few times it has stalled . It started up fine but I dont want to have to drive with 2 feet for the rest of the time I own the truck . Can anyone give me a clue as to where to start ?????
#955 of 1184 1997 7.3 won't start
Jul 17, 2010 (11:18 pm)
1997 7.3 won't startMy 1997 7.3 has been running great until yesterday when it stopped while idling. It restarted without a problem until I got about 100 yards from my home. It stopped and I haven't been able to start it since. My first thought was the cam sensor since I had this problem in the past. I replaced the cam sensor myself today through the recall, thinking this would fix the problem. It still won't start. A quick check of the fuel pump by opening the filter drain and cranking the engine gave me a deluge of fuel, so I think the fuel pump might be ok. the glow plug solenoid is clicking when the key is turned which indicates to me it may be working. I would think this is not the problem, since I tried to start it yesterday when the engine was still at operating temperature. I checked all of the fuses and didn't find any problems there. Any ideas on how to test the high pressure oil pump, short of loosening the fittings? Can anyone tell me if Alldata.com has a decent manual? My Haynes Diesel manual does not help with this problem. If I can rent or borrow a code reader, I may be able to use it to resolve the problem. Does anyone have any experience with this problem, who may be able to give me some ideas what to look for? The truck has 213000 miles on it and up to now has been running great.
#956 of 1184 Re: 1997 7.3 won't start [mustangman65]
Jul 18, 2010 (8:23 am)
You check the Voltage coming from the ICP Sensor to see if 1 plus Volt is going back to the Computer, if there is that tells you that you have the 500 psi on the oil system, if you dont get the 1 plus Volt then you might have blown an O-Ring on the Injectors or the Oil Pump it self. To see which Bank is doing okay then you have to cap off the line n plug the head in order to check for an O-Ring n that will also give you a Pressure Reading for the Pump.
How long ago did you change your oil and is the oil on the dipstick ? The higher the mileage you get on these you really need to change it every 2500 to 3000 miles and make sure you don't have leaks.
#957 of 1184 Re: 1997 7.3 won't start [cowboy9]
Jul 18, 2010 (1:08 pm)
Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out. I change the oil about every 3000 miles.
#958 of 1184 2004 F250 SD 6.0 DSL- 101,000 Miles
Jul 21, 2010 (7:06 am)
2004 F250 SD 6.0 DSL- 101,000 Miles
Will have up ticks in power while driving, will drop to low power mode when making a turn or stopping and accelorator will quit. Only happens when I am running the vehicle for the first time that day. After that, drives perfect at all other times.
Have had it in two dealerships. Both stated code comes back "low fuel pressure". First dealership changed fuel filters and this worked for awhile. Second dealer "thinks" it needs a new IPR (Injection Pressure Regulator).
Other forums mention FICM, ICP...........................
Drove it last night 10 miles to town.....surged up and down the entire ride and was difficult to start after one stop at a store. Had dinner, drove it 10 miles home and it was perfect....
#959 of 1184 2010 Diesel F250 Shuts off while running-help!
Jul 22, 2010 (8:08 am)
We are currently on what was called "vacation." My husband bought his 2010 F250 (6L) in October. It has less than 20,000 miles on it. 3 days before we were supposed to pack up to go home, my husband ran into a real problem. We are staying in a campground (towed our 5th wheeler here) where there is bad internet service. He drove his truck up to the front office so he could pick up WIFI easier to do work. He sat in his truck with the AC on and did his work. Out of no where, the truck simply turned off with no warning messages.
It was in park when this happened. He tried to immediately re-start, but it was completely dead. Called FORD road side assistance and they sent a tow truck. While waiting for the truck, he again tried repeatedly to start the truck, to no avail.
Murphy's law, as soon as the tow truck got there, the truck magically started. He shut it off and restarted several times in front of the driver before deciding to let the driver go with our apologies.
The next day while sitting at a stop light, the truck AGAIN just simply turned off. Would not turn back on. He had to push the truck out of the intersection. The same tow truck guy came and took our truck 45 miles to the closest FORD dealership.
I'm posting this on a Thursday, and they have had the truck since last Friday. They called us on Friday to say there was nothing wrong with the truck. We told them there certainly was something wrong. They said they ran a diagnostic test and there was an error on the first message, but it disappeared when they ran it again. That there was nothing they could find wrong on the truck.
Because we are towing with our family, safetly is a concern. We live 4.5 hours from here. My husband inquired if the truck suddenly turned itself off while we were going down the highway, would that effect the breaks. They said yes.
He said go with what the first error message said and fix it. Safety first.
They said they'd order the part.
Of course, the campground needed their site back so we had to hire a tow vehicle to move our 5th wheel to another site in the mean time. We settled into the new spot hoping that we'd be hearing from FORD on Monday that everything was fixed.
They called on Monday and said they replaced the part that came up as an error, but when they took the steering wheel off, they found another broken part, that they'd have to order. Long story longer, next day the incorrect part came in so that put fixing off by yet another day.
They finally called yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) to say it was fixed and they were driving it back to us as we speak. 15 minutes later they called to say it turned off again on their driver in route to us and was being towed back to the dealership.
After a lot of venting (thank you) has anyone out there had this sort of trouble with their F250 diesels? They can't seem to figure it out and we are going broke sitting here waiting.
Many thanks for your time! cdh
#960 of 1184 Re: 2010 Diesel F250 Shuts off while running-help! [carlyn]
Jul 22, 2010 (1:07 pm)
This was told to me by a ford diesel mechanic probably a year or so ago. One of the things ford found out that was causing engine failure was carbon build up in the engines caused by long periods of idling such as electric utility trucks were the workers would be working on the side of the road all day and the engines would be left idling. So now the computer system in these trucks will shut the engines down after about 30 to 45 minutes of idling and will not let the truck re start for either one or two hours after shutting down. I don't remember whether it was one or two he said. He told me if I found myself in a long traffic jam after about 15 0r 20 minutes to try to shut down the engine to reset the timer so it wouldn't die in the middle of traffic and not re start. This would explain at the campground were the engine shut down and would not re start until the tow truck arrived and all at once every thing was fine. How ever this does not explain driving down the road and the engine just cutting off. Try checking your coolant levels . It has been very hot lately and maybe the high temps are triggering the sensors to shut down the truck. But this is just me taking a wild guess. Good luck with problem.
#961 of 1184 stalling F250 7.3 L
Jul 22, 2010 (7:27 pm)
After I had the cam sensor replaced on recall, I still had the problem with the truck (2000 F250 7.3L)it started shutting down more frequently on the road as well as idling, the Dealership couldn't figure it out. They finally did figure it out though after having it a couple weeks (close to my home). It was the computer module. Was spendy to replace, but no more stalling. By the way, I sent Ford an email about a problem I was having with my truck. Don't waste your time!!! They first send you a "canned" response that in no way applies to your problem. Then when I querried them again they sent a response indicating that absolutely didn't read my post. Their basic canned response is to send you to a dealership. They absolutely do not suggest any solutions from the experts back at the factory.
#962 of 1184 Re: My first Diesel HELP PLEASE !!!!!! [dek555]
Jul 24, 2010 (7:28 pm)
is this a IDI diesel? fuel pump is on the way out,check the psi on the injector pump
#963 of 1184 Re: 2010 Diesel F250 Shuts off while running-help! [carlyn]
Jul 25, 2010 (10:09 am)
I have a similiar situation --have you gotten your truck fixed and if so what fixed it--thanks gwc5