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Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel Yesterday, 02:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By retiredsparky
It is very possible that a bad sensor is causing...

It is very possible that a bad sensor is causing your poor fuel mileage. If the truck thinks that the coolant temp or intake air is cold or the altitude is wrong, the injectors will be commanded to...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel Yesterday, 02:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,855
Posted By retiredsparky
Chris, your analysis of the behind the scenes...

Chris, your analysis of the behind the scenes meetings and cost/benefits/bad pr/no pr makes the most sense. Company managers overrule engineers frequently until the lawyers weigh in with their...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-17-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By retiredsparky
Thank you for that reminder about dry u-joints....

Thank you for that reminder about dry u-joints. Years ago some dry u-joints failed on my '78 F-150. Pole vaulting on the driveline was an unsettling experience on a dirt road. I had "checked" them...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-14-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,035
Posted By retiredsparky
I think that if a truck is in good condition, it...

I think that if a truck is in good condition, it is worth the investment. But from your description, your truck is starting to show it's age. If you are determined to stay with the 7.3, there are a...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-07-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By retiredsparky
Doug, do you have the stock auto hubs or manual...

Doug, do you have the stock auto hubs or manual hubs? The reason I ask is the auto hubs will stay locked in 4WD if the 2WD electrical signal is not present from the selector switch. The position of...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-07-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,643
Posted By retiredsparky
The reason he is asking this is to determine if...

The reason he is asking this is to determine if the relay is really bad and if so what might be the reason it is not working. If the output from the PCM is not reaching the relay, the relay would not...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 01-07-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By retiredsparky
Jim, if you buy locally you have the opportunity...

Jim, if you buy locally you have the opportunity to manually turn the hubs to check for too tight torque from the factory. I bought two Timken bearings. The first one had a "ratcheting" feel to it...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-30-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By retiredsparky
When injectors are removed and reinstalled,...

When injectors are removed and reinstalled, should the copper washers be replaced? I was wondering with my little brain if the copper hardens a little after the first installation and torquing and...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-29-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By retiredsparky
Are you absolutely positive about that torque?...

Are you absolutely positive about that torque? Crushing a copper washer into those ridges does not take a lot of force. I will take your word for it, but it seems like a lot of torque.
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-29-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By retiredsparky
It should be possible to drill through the...

It should be possible to drill through the connector where the bolt screws into and put a washer and nut on a longer metric bolt. All the wires go straight out from the connector pins, so if you are...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-20-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By retiredsparky
Is it possible that the tapped holes for the...

Is it possible that the tapped holes for the mounting bolts and or the bolt threads can get worn in higher mileage engines? It would not take a huge amount of slop to cause a tendency for loose...
Forum: 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 12-18-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
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: 20
Views: 727
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: 3
Views: 336
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: 2,106
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...
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