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My f350 died at wont start it cranks but seems like its not getting fuel

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The following are the general instructions on the start of diagnosing any electronically controlled engine or transmission problem.

The engine and the automatic transmission (transmission control is only for automatics, engine is still computer controlled no matter the transmission type) in this vehicle are computer controlled and in most cases when a fault occurs a fault code is stored in the memory of the computer control module. There are exception to this, such as the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. What must be done is to have all the basic testing done such as a scan of the system for fault codes as well as a check with a live data scanner tool for engine functions that are not within range of normal, a trained technician is required to know what is correct and what isn't, then based on careful diagnostics done from a factory repair manual the correct part is replaced or the wiring repaired or the computer replaced (known as the PCM), which is very rarely the problem. Other basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical problems with the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage on the engine. The transmission can have mechanical issues as well such as no gear engagement at all or a failed pump or other pressure related problems. Also engine mechanical problems can and do cause many drive-ability related problem such as rough idle and other symptoms.

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SOURCE: F350 Super Duty Diesel 2005

I had the same problem with my '05 F350, it's the Fuel Injection Control Module (FICM). My dealer replaced it under warranty, and even picked up the tow!!!!!!!!!

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SOURCE: 2004 f350 diesel wont stay running.

I assume you have checked the oil for proper level? They cant be low or the thing wont start as oil is needed to fire the fuel injectors. Your gone to really have to have a scan tool that can read the oil pressure off the high presure pump. The thing will have to have about 700psi ICP pressure anything less and it will not start. You could still have a HI psi oil leak under one of the valve covers, or at the hi psi pump snap together fitting. If its big enough leak it can cause no start or symptom you are describing. Unfortunatly its complicated to find you need a scan tool, special test fitting so you can air check the hi psi oil system and listen for leaks, it can come from eithe valve cover area or under the hi psi pump.

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SOURCE: 2002 f350 wont start

I have a fuel pump short 2002 f-350 super 4x4.Still trying to locate short check your pump.(inline) on frame, good luck

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SOURCE: 05 f350 will crank but wont start

Have you checked the HPOP? You need to hook a guage and check your high pressure pump to see if it is putting out pressure. These units are prone to failure becaue they have such close tolerances inside of the pumps. Diangosis of these tuck is not for the back yard guy so be careful if you do not know these units or what they do. This system puts out i believe 1200 psi. The system is called a heui. Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injection. It is the high pressure used to fire the injector. You may be getting fuel but if you have no "plunger" so to speak to fire the injector you will get nothing. Also check Your IPR for a broken wire or a short.

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