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I have a 2000 ford f 450 with a 7.3 deisel with 100k mi.

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I have a 2000 ford f 450 with a 7.3 deisel with 100k mi. truck started and ran great till yesterday. now starts hard, misses real bad. spits and sputters up to about 15 to 18 hundred rpm then comes back down and dies. acts like it has water in feul but none found. any ideas
thanks Dan
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Cardoctor71 replied 1 year ago.

Are there any codes to work with, is the check engine light on when this occurs?

Expert:  Cardoctor71 replied 1 year ago.

do you still need assistance with this question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no thanks, $ 30 is more than enough for an answer I dont have yet. I dont have an obd code reader to check for codes
Expert:  Cardoctor71 replied 1 year ago.

Sorry for the delay, I had health issues yesterday, First step would be to have the catalytic converters and exhaust checked for restriction at an exhaust shop. If the exhaust is restricted the vehicle will exhibit the symptoms you are describing.