Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
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Need a Mechanic in Seattle area.
My 1997 7.3 is currently in the dealership.
It did a strange thing two times over the last few weeks so I took it in for diagnosis.
Within a minute or so after a cold start up, but while driving the "check engine" light came on and the engine lost almost all power. It did not die, and I drove a block or so before the light went out & power returned. It wasn't stumbling or smoking, just no power. I need to meet with the mechanic in the morning, but they said over the phone I have a CPS issue (which they just replaced a couple years ago under a recall.) They also say I have an injector and glow plug issues. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ I can see the repair estimate now.
I have 244K and the truck has always been a good truck.
Can anyone recommend a good, yet not too expensive mechanic in the Seattle / Lynnwood area to do glow plug & injector work?
They specifically mentioned one injector, does it make sense to change them all. The truck seemed to run fine & has always started when cold just fine. If it isn't smoking or obviously missing, can I safely just continue to drive it and not worry about a questionable injector right now?
Thanks for your help.
1997 F250 XLT SC/LB AT Powerstroke 4X4 all stock