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I have a 95 f-350 with a 7.3l I can get it to start with

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either but all it does...
I have a 95 f-350 with a 7.3l I can get it to start with either but all it does is lope and the wait to start light and check engine light flashes and the idm relay is clicking with the flash
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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago
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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago

hello, is this a 7,3 Direct injection engine? turbo or non turbo? How many miles are on the engine? Have you run a diagnostic check for codes with a scan tool? The check engine light flashes when running or when the key is turned to on?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It's a turbo 7.3l and it has around 230k on it ran perfect before I parked it and it flashing when the key is on and when running and the wait to start light also flashes
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago

Ok, the first thing to check is the glow plug relay/solenoid under the hood near the fuel filter housing for being melted or wiring damage. Its not uncommon to see this happen. If so replace the solenoid and repair the wiring. If this looks ok, you will have to run a diagnostic check for codes with a scan tool to see what codes are stored to known what area to test first.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok I will run a scan on it when I get off work and see what it says
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago

Yes, if there glow plug relay and wiring looks ok, thats where you must start to see what code(s) are stored and indicating a fault. If you need more help let me know. If I was helpful, please leave a positive matrix

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I've changed the idm box already also and all the forms say something about the fuel bowl heater
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago

That is a possibility of an issue with that, but it will have a diagnostic trouble code if there is an issue with it. The DIT fuel injection control system is complex with its high pressure oil system. Multiple items can cause a drivability issue.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok I will check the codes in about an hour
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago

Very good, let me know

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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago

Do you need more help with this concern?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I just haven't had a chance to read the codes
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago

Ok just checking

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok it shows everything is clear
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago

Impossible if the check engine light is flashing and running poorly.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It says no dtcs
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago

Im not sure what kind of scan tool you are using, it will have codes stored if there is a glow plug or drivability issue as you ae describing. DId the glow plug solenoid look melted or damaged?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It all looks good and the pcm came out of another truck
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago

Ok well ill open this up to someone else and see if they can assist you.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok thank you
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