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tow rig problem

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jacked_86chevyk10, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. jacked_86chevyk10

    jacked_86chevyk10 Registered Member

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    alright guys, i know this is ck5.com and not powerstroke.com but i have a 97 f250 for a tow rig and witht the powerstroke in it and its acting up....heres the problem.... while driving down the road, the truck starts jumping and hopping like its running outta fuel but once it warms up it stops.... its not fuel selector valve for the two tanks so what else could it be? thanks... /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    Long shot, but maybe the fuel filter is full of water and when it heats up water vaporizes when sets it condenses? My dads powerstroke did weird things when it had water in fuel.
     
  3. jacked_86chevyk10

    jacked_86chevyk10 Registered Member

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    thats kinda what i was thinkin but i checked the filter and it was all good....so i have no idea..and im gonna be takin the k10 up to the mountains this weekend so i need to hurry up and get it fixed!
     
  4. justwhatido

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    Get fuel treatment additive. Dries the fuel. Change the fuel filter. Then invest $40 or so to run the fault codes on a diagnostic computer. Could have an injector going bad from having had water in the fuel.

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  5. jacked_86chevyk10

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    alright man, ill try that!! appreciate it!
     
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    When was the last time you changed oil because I had one in the shop the other day with the same symtoms when it was cold. The man that owned the truck had not changed oil in 5000 miles so we changed the oil and the miss at start up disappeared. The powerstroke fords use a high pressure oil pump to drive the injectors and when oil gets to thick the high pressure pump has a hard time trying to build enough pressure to fire the injectors. Yes try some injector cleaner may work to.
    Good luck.

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  7. BlueBlazer

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    Go to Ford dealer and have them check for a bad cam sensor or any other codes. The mechanicals of the Pstroke are pretty stout, but the electronics suck and are usually the cause of a miss or no start from what I have seen.
     

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