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My 99 Ford Diesel pickup will often die at idle.Usually as I slow down for a light or to make a turn onto a street.Sometimes it will idle for a bit then just die.Not all the time but often.If I add some injector cleaner to the tank and make a fairly long drive it will usually act better for a week or so.Also seems to be much worse in wet weather.Any ideas?

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I would bet you have a bad cam/crank sensor it is mounted in the front lower end of the engine right above the crank. It is a common problem on the diesel. I have replaced mine three times in 175,000 miles. It is easy to do and fairly inexpensive. one bolt holds it in with a three pin weather tight connector. for my 97' 7.3 it is Ford P/N F7TZ-12K073-A. You can have someone with a good scan tool look for intermittant codes stored in the memory for the sensor.

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Have you checked your glow plugs? There are a number of additives you can use. Go to Amsoil.com and try some cold start. I sell this stuff and alot of other things for diesels. I invested in a small code reader from my local auto parts store to help me diagnose my truck.

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