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Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel Today, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By retiredsparky
Lew, it is also possible that one of the pump...

Lew, it is also possible that one of the pump bearings are getting dry. When you roughened up the pump pulley that could possible enable the water pump to run at belt speed instead of slipping. Just...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-16-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By retiredsparky
I believe the ground connection on the passenger...

I believe the ground connection on the passenger side battery is on the rear side of the passenger side head.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-14-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By retiredsparky
Get your batteries load tested, check the...

Get your batteries load tested, check the terminals for corrosion as well. Bad batteries and charging system can cause lots of strange things and ruin electronics.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-14-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,952
Posted By retiredsparky
Rich, you said that the truck has been eating...

Rich, you said that the truck has been eating tires since you bought it. That points to an event either off-road or on-road before you owned it. There are frame/alignment businesses that do work for...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-05-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By retiredsparky
Rich, you have the support of many here. The help...

Rich, you have the support of many here. The help you have provided over the years to so many earns you that support. That said, the ultimate fixer of problems for these older trucks is us, the...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-04-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,750
Posted By retiredsparky
Rich, could it be something as simple as one...

Rich, could it be something as simple as one injector not firing? Lower temps equal less fuel, right? What you need is one of those EGT setups that you havent invented yet that monitors each exhaust...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-04-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By retiredsparky
There is a coolant combustion gas test kit at all...

There is a coolant combustion gas test kit at all auto parts stores. Around $20 if memory serves me. A handy thing to have around the shop.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-03-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By retiredsparky
If the channels have accumulated dirt over the...

If the channels have accumulated dirt over the years the motors cannot overcome the resistance. Also, it causes more current to flow through the switches, the harness connections and the fuse block....
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-03-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,751
Posted By retiredsparky
That analysis will tell you if the coolant is...

That analysis will tell you if the coolant is leaking out into the oil system when the engine is not running, since that is the only time that coolant pressure exceeds oil pressure. I mention this so...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-03-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By retiredsparky
You might just fix it when you repair the broken...

You might just fix it when you repair the broken line. The reservoir acts just like the tin can that some of us put on the older vehicles with vacuum wipers. It provides a reserve of vacuum, similar...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-02-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By retiredsparky
The vacuum pump is on the passenger side fender....

The vacuum pump is on the passenger side fender. It should run whenever the engine runs. A vacuum tester like Mighty Vac can help to decide whether there is a leak or if the pump is bad. One way to...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-02-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,750
Posted By retiredsparky
Your attention to detail when the engine has 300K...

Your attention to detail when the engine has 300K is wise in my opinion. If you have a bad injector, you know bad things can happen. Can you use your knowledge of AE to double check stuff to look for...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-02-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By retiredsparky
If the pending rollover was the cause of a number...

If the pending rollover was the cause of a number out of alignment, it would be the last number. When a number in the middle of the ODO is misaligned, there is usually another reason. I have never...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11-02-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 759
Posted By retiredsparky
Mileage can be misleading-if the truck has been...

Mileage can be misleading-if the truck has been on rough roads, the ball joints can be bad. How about the bushings? Those spring bushings can cause these problems. What brand of tire are you...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 10-31-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,237
Posted By retiredsparky
And then there is the repair cost after the...

And then there is the repair cost after the warranty is up. The diesel exhaust tank and pump/controls just to name one system is very expensive to troubleshoot and repair. Many companies with service...
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