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Hey everyone I'm a new member but a long time ford truck owner but this problem I am having is starting to get to me. I was driving down the road and all the sudden the truck went down to idle. I tried giving it gas but that just made it start to choke itself out or so it seemed so I just let it Idle and then it died. I tried to restart it but all it did is turn over. I had it towed home I check my fuel, fuel filter, oil,batteries,hooked up a OBD II computer scanner no faults manufacturers or generic I'm getting a reading on my tach as I try to start it so I don't think it is my Cam sensor so at this point I have exhausted my knowledge. I had a 91 Diesel and I knew it inside and out but this powerstoke is a whole different ball game. Thank for any help you all may be able to give
Lotta miles on the truck? I suspect a dead electric fuel pump going from what you are saying here.
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the truck only has 162000 miles on it. the engine is a ford rebuild and was done 50,000 miles or so ago not to sure what the guy before me did w/ it. I check to see if I was getting fuel into the fuel filter bowl and it was pumping like normal
Chances are if your truck died going down the road it is your Cam/Crank position sensor. If it turns over fine and does everything normal accept for starting thats your problem. That sensor tells the computer where the motor is rotation wise and if it goes dead the truck wont know when to fire the injectors. Mine did the same thing, but I replaced it and everything has been fine. I was going down the road and it flat out shut off in the middle of the highway. I had the clutch in trying to start it again, but it wouldnt so I called the local high preformance diesel shop 1 mile up the road. They brought out the part, put it in and it cranked right up.
I had the same thing happen to me last summer in my 97 powerstroke. It was the cam sensor and the fuse to it. Dont get the sensor from Ford, go to an International Navistar parts place if you have one around there. Check the fuse in the fuseblock out under the hood over the drivers side wheelwell. Take the old blown fuse (if it is) with you so the parts people will know what size it is. Hopefully this will get you going again.
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ok guys I have changed out mycam sensor and a couple fuses that I found that were blown but I still have nothing. It has plenty of power turning over, But I have noticed that it seems to shake alot as it is turning over the tach is reading fine just as before. Itested the battieries and they came out good. I am at a loss I was wondering if it my be the accelerator pedal sensor (or whatever its called) but I thought all that would do is make it Idle. thanks for any other help you guys may have...
I'll check with my friend, he's pretty good with the Powerstrokes. Did you check the oil? If it's too low, it won't start I've heard, I think it has something to do with the high pressure oil pump to run the injectors or something. Keep us informed, hopefully someone on here will figure it out for you. If I find out anything I'll let you know-I know it's a pain when something is wrong with the truck!
Which fuses were blown? You need to check the oil level in the high pressure oil pump itself, not the oil pan. The small allen head plug on the drivers side top of the HPOP is where you check the level, it should be within 1" of completely full.
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