My 95’ F-350 duellie is an excellent truck. The motor, a 7.3 Powerstroke turbo diesel by all accounts is rated as one of fords best. Now comes the Gory details.
After having a water pump and miscellaneous service items done on my truck by our local (and I might add) excellent mechanic, I noticed it was running rough. The following morning I got in my truck, turned the key, waited to start and cranked it over. It started, but after a minute of running-it went into " I forgot how to run" mode. I called the mechanic, made him aware of what happened, and he said bring it back to our shop and we’ll take a look. After numerous hours trying to diagnose the truck-he said he could not figure out what had happened. He checked to make sure no air was in the fuel lines, checked the water/fuel separator (?), checked fuses and a multitude of things. I then contacted Ford, went on the diesel forums and applied what I learned-to see if I could get my truck running. To this point the truck has had new UVC (under valve cover) gaskets, glow plugs, pigtails and a relay installed. The relay and glow plugs have been checked for operation-aok, each pigtail connection was soldered and doubled insulated with liquid electrical tape and then wrapped. I then call our local mechanic and he (at no charge) stopped by my home where the truck is and plugged into my trucks wiring harness with a Snap On machine/code reader and ran through various steps to see if anything could be determined as to why my truck-at this point-won’t run. All codes and messages were fine and still my truck will not run. It cranks, has plenty of battery power, fuel to the lines, 1/2 a tank of fuel in the truck, relay working, glow plugs working, fuses all good-and still won’t start.
Does the truck have to be re-program? Should I disconnect and reconnect the batteries to possible re-program the computer?
Can you try to help diagnose my truck, so once again it can run like the beast it once was.
Thank you in advance.