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'96 Powerstroke won't start

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Replaced fuel mech fuel pump,fuel filter,rebuilt ipr,new icp and pigtail,new glow plugs,new valve cover gaskets the harnesses for under valve covers and the pigtails for outside of valve covers, all electrical connections were soldered and heatshrinked. Brand new interstate batteries. Truck cranks over , no smoke from tailpipe, tach is at about 300 rpms and it slightly jumps about 50 rpm or so .sometimes if I crank it long enough the cel light comes on but when I quit cranking it goes off and won't come back for a while. Kinda stumped because I've spent all this money and I've still got a yard ornament and I've got to move it soon because they are paving my road. Any suggestions? It will hit a lick or 2 on ether but won't stay running on its own
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first, get the code. without the code your pretty much only guessing and wasting money changing parts. both of the above are great suggestion.

you can unplug ICP untill it start, that will default the PCM and get the injectors fired
DO NOT USE STARTING FLUID, bad things can happen with the glow plug igniting the starting fluid at the wrong time.

If you have white smoke and a smell that look like raw fuel, mean the injectors are firing but it does not ignite into the cylinder. Or injectors stock open.

Its not because the CEL is not on that you don't have code.

Like i said in my other post, you need to scan and get the code.

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