Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Denton, Texas, USA
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'01 7.3l intermittent hesitation, surging idle and sluggish acceleration.
Fellas.....I'm having a hell of a time with my '01 PSD right now......When it rains it pours I guess.
I just got the HPOP seals replaced by my mechanic and it has cured the oil leak on the valley. I still have a leak that spots on the ground but the valley is dry...however that is for another time.
The truck is a 2001 7.3l PSD and has been a great truck, outside of a tranny failure because of a mechanical diode issue at 34K...and one CPS at 87K. It now sits at 137,000 miles. It is chipped lightly with a Quadzilla Zillaraider and has been so since it turned 100K. I did so to improve MPG and a little more pep but baby this truck when driving it. No extremely heavy towing....my bass boat, my buddies' duck boat and that is about it. Oil changed every 5K, fuel filter every 15-20K, run Lucas Injector Lube every third tank. Just changed the fuel and air filter two days ago
Here lies my recent problem after getting the HPOP seals fixed...four day ago while leaving a parking lot my truck died at idle waiting to turn....no hesitation no warning... just died. Started back up immediately and did not have any problem getting home. The next morning, I had a sluggish acceleration with a trail of white/gray smoke but it subsided before I left the subdivision. No more issues afterwards. Fast forward to last night on a trip to the lake with my boat, I had two pretty noticeable hesitations on the 40 minute drive to the lake. Kinda like what happens with the CPS but It kept on going these times versus complete shutdown. When I got to the ramp, my truck was surging at idle, enough that my buddy said you need to out this thing in the shop.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img]. I hit the accelerator and it stopped, we unloaded the boat and went about our way. On the way home, after about 20 miles at a stop sign, it started a "sluggish shuddering or missing" upon acceleration. I backed off and retried it but it did it again. I did it a third time and it went back to normal. I drove the rest of the way home at 55mph with my flashers on expecting a complete shutdown froma CPS but it never happened. Put truck in driveway placed a piece of cardboard under it and there was no oil as there had been the day before. EVERY DANG THING IS INTERMTIITENT!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
Check on the fluids... Oil - full....Tranny - a little low but readable on the dipstick...Radiator - full. Air filter and fuel filter two days old.
My question after such a long detailed lead in is this another CPS going south? What else could it be if not??
I certainly appreciate any suggestions. I am recently unemployed so I am hoping it is nothing major.
'01 F350, Oxford White, CC, Lariat, SWB, Auto, 4x4 Off Road, PSD, 3.73 LS, Camp/Tow Packs, ESOF, Dual Alt, 6 CD, Power TT Mirrors, GY AT/S LT285 75/16, Weathergard truck box, LINE-X, Husky liners, AMSOIL Air Filter.
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