99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and DrivetrainDiscussion of the 99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 1999-Up Super Duty trucks and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 7.3L Power Stroke engine.
wait to start, check engine, water in fuel light comes on while driving
Hey, this is my first post on here, and I need help, I have a 2000 f-350, it starts fine but while driving the check engine, water in fuel, and wait to start light comes on and then It loses throttle power, and then its fine but now its becoming more frequent
I would check the engine harness over the driver's valve cover. Mine did the same thing and turned out to be a shorting wire(s) from that bundle on the valve cover. Same three lights and loss of power or stalling.
I was able to recreate the fault by putting the truck in reverse, hold the brake, and give it a little gas. The engine rocks a bit on its mounts and forces the short.
Just tape up the exposed wires and you're good to go.
2000 F350 XLT 7.3L 4x4 CC LB SRW, Auto, 3.73, 4" turbo back exhaust, S&B intake, Warn manual hubs, Ride Right Air bags, Torklift Stableloads, Roll-a-long package, leveled, Michelin LTX M/S2 285's in winter, Toyo 19.5's on Vision 81 wheels when carrying camper, Edge w/ Attitude, Isspro EV2 trans gauge, ATS turbo housing, EBPV delete, foil delete, AIH delete, Riffraff FRx, HPx, Hutch and Harpoon, Rancho rs9000 shocks, Rawhide canopy, Superhitch, 173K
Repairs so far: front hub bearings, ball joints, UVCH, chafing harness on valve cover, injector cups, degas tank, ICP sensor, normal maintenance items.
I have the fuel bowl delete so its not. That, my alternator went bad a week ago. Put. The new on and it only gave 11 volts so I put a new battery and it reads 12 volts from alternator, should I tape all the bare wires from the wiring harness to the drivers side valve cover?
Check fuses 6 and 7. An alt output of 12v is not charging, that's batt voltage. Look at the bottom side of the harness and check for bare wires. The alt field wire can short out, blowing the fuse and causing a no-charge.
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Right where the wires go over the driver's side valve cover, they can rub through. I'm told a couple of high voltage injector wires are on the bottom of the bundle and can short against the cover. I had two wires and part of a third's insulation worn through when I had the problem. Check this link - has pic of the rough area. My short was on the bundle over the valve cover, under teh CAC pipes. This guy's short was against the bracket just to the left.
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