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Have a 2000 7.3 power stoke noticed a couple of times

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Have a 2000 7.3 power stoke noticed a couple of times service engine light would come on would run like crapp no power. Before I could stop it went off and ran fine that was a couple of months ago. Then it has been running ok.but when driving now it seemed like the motor would Rev up and the transmission was jumping back and forth. Then it would quit. And wouldn't do it anymore. The accelerate peddle is really touchy. A couple of times I pushed on the peddle and nothing. I let up on it and it would work. But I noticed the truck don't have the giddy up and go that it had. Driving it yesterday the service light came on ran crappie. It went off again ran ok did it 3 times. Then the acceleration started that again. Got home was letting it idle while moving a car out of my spot it died. The wait to start light won't come on checked fuse ok. It will crank but won't start. Have no code reader. Looking for what is wrong with it.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ray M. replied 2 years ago.

It sounds like you have what is a common problem with the 7.3l, the connector for the glow plugs and injectors under the valve cover has come apart, ford has a small clip that you install in the connector to prevent this from happening again, to install this clip you need to remove the valve cover. Here is a link to a page that sells them.

Expert:  Ray M. replied 2 years ago.

Hope this helps, let me know if you need more help.