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  • ENGINE - 7.3L DIESEL - ENGINE KNOCK OR "CACKLE" - 1999-2000 SUPER DUTY F-SERIES AND 2000 EXCURSIONS WITH ENGINE SERIAL NUMBERS 661894 THROUGH 1311240 - ALL 1998-2000 E-SERIES WITH ENGINE SERIAL NUMBERS 661974 THROUGH 1311240
  • NOISE - "CACKLE" OR ENGINE KNOCK - 7.3L DIESEL - 1999-2000 SUPER DUTY F-SERIES AND 2000 EXCURSIONS WITH ENGINE SERIAL NUMBERS 661894 THROUGH 1311240 - ALL 1998-2000 E-SERIES WITH ENGINE SERIAL NUMBERS 661974 THROUGH 1311240
Publication Date: October 7, 2003

FORD:
1998-2000 E SERIES
1999-2000 SUPER DUTY F SERIES
2000 EXCURSION

This article is being published to combine TSB 00-22-1 and 01-14-6 as part of a consolidated 7.3L diagnostic aid booklet.

ISSUE:

Some vehicles equipped with a 7.3L Powerstroke diesel engine with engine serial number 661894 through 1311240, may exhibit a noise above the normal sound of the diesel combustion. This noise may sound like a rod knock, but it is intermittent and increases in intensity as the engine warms up to operating temperature. This "cackle" noise may by caused by pressure variation within the fuel rail and in virtually all instances is attributed to cylinder #8 (driver side rear). The "cackle" noise does not cause damage the engine, or impact the engine's performance or economy.

Engines after serial number 1311240 were built with a long lead injector in cylinder #8 and correct calibration from the factory. It is possible for engines with the long lead injector, from the factory or installed in service, to exhibit a "lifter noise" (the long lead injector can be identified by the "LL" stamp on top of the solenoid.) This noise is typically most noticeable when the vehicle is parked next to a brick or concrete wall, such as at a fast food drive through. This noise is a normal characteristic of the long lead injector and is not a reason to replace the injector.

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