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my 1997 Ford F350, starts and runs fine for a few seconds, then starts missing bad. I can shut it off, restart, runs fine and starts missing again. HELP... JOIN NOW TO REMOVE TRACER

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Old 10-09-2011, 08:24 AM


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my 1997 Ford F350, starts and runs fine for a few seconds, then starts missing bad. I can shut it off, restart, runs fine and starts missing again. HELP
Old 10-09-2011, 11:37 AM
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Some more info would really help us out...

How many miles?

Do you have access to an Auto Enginuity scanner?

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Old 10-09-2011, 12:19 PM



240000miles and no, I don't have access to an Auto Enginuity scanner. Everything on the truck is original. The only thing I changed was the alternator.
Old 10-09-2011, 12:23 PM
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Without a scanner, it's going to be a tough thing to diagnose.

You need to get it running and check fuel pressure... Also, before you start it, check the oil level in the HPOP reservoir. Then after it dies, check it again. Make sure your oil level in the crankcase is full.

If all those are in good shape, It could be uvch's or injectors...
Old 10-09-2011, 09:36 PM



thank you for your quick reply i check the hpop and it is full i did not check fuel pressure yet ran out of time let you no what i find out thank you tim
Old 10-15-2011, 02:57 PM
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take the fuel pressure regulator off and clean out the little wire mesh screen.

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