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My 1997 powerstroke when...

My 1997 powerstroke when driving down the road at any given time you never know when. It acts like it runs out of fuel and the check engine light will come one and it takes off running again. Now when you shut the truck off it will start up just fine and check engine light goes off

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

It stays on untill you shut it off. It does not blink

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '97 Ford?

XLT

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

If i can i will do it. I have changed the cam shaft sensor

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No not at this time

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 5 months ago
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Have you hooked up a scan tool to see which codes are stored?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I have and it doesn't leave any codes
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 5 months ago

Do you use a power programmer on the tuck?

How often does this occur?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
It happens at least once every time I take it on a trip to another town. Usually it doesn't do it when I use it in town
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Would the icp sensor cause this? This afternoon I found oil on the electrical connection
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 5 months ago

Many valves and sensors could be to blame for this. Yes, an incorrect reading ICP from resistance issues dues to a leaking sensor into the connector can cause this. You may want to carry your scan tool with you to try and get the codes before restarting. It is most likely erasing the codes from PCM KAM circuit issue.

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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

Hello, Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my response. If any part of my response is unclear, please let me know. It’s my goal to deliver excellent service, so if I've done that, please don't forget to give me a 5-star rating.You can still reply. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have had my scan tool with me. And still won't pick any codes up while it is running bad or before I restart it. So far that tool hasn't helped at all
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

Are you able to monitor the ICP pressure during the event?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Not during the event. But when I disconnected the pigtail from the sensor the pigtail had oil on it
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

At this time I would clean out the pigtail and replace the sensor.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I ordered another sensor. It won't be here until Thursday
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

Thanks for the update

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