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Ford powerstroke 1997 f-250 diesel
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Camshaft Position Sensor located above front crankshaft pulley. Use 10mm socket on 1/4" drive ratchet. Crawl under front of vehicle, disconnect electrical lead, remove bolt, clean timing chain cover area, install new CPS. About $27 at Ford dealer. On some years this is covered under a recent RECALL by Ford...after years of litigation.
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
Ford Premium Gold Propylene Glycol only - the gold stuff. The Green ethylene glycol will damage it. Go to Ford parts department or fordparts.com and order it. It is good for 100k miles. The rule has been if it came with the Premium Gold "Yellow" coolant, then refill it with that. Contact your local ford dealership to confirm. That diesel will last for years to come so do not skimp on the correct coolant.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
The first thing i would check is the Glow Plug Relay. Depending on your engine there should be (2 solenoids, or just one) sitting on the top front a little to the right of center. (right bank of engine that is) If you have 2 of them one should be smaller and it is the one furthest to the rear of the engine. It controls power to your glow plugs for cold start up. When you turn the key to the on position the 2 larger wires should both have power. When the ignition is off only one wire should have power. Check this if you do both these tests and only one wire has power with key on or off then you need to make sure that the key switch is sending power to the solenoid. Do this by checking the smaller wire with key off. It should not have power and then with key on it should have power. If this is good and test one is bad then the relay is bad. Note This is not true for the larger realy that sits furthest foward on the engine. The bigger one. This test will not work for it but it controls your intake heater. On another note: This is a timed circut and will "kick out" after about 1-2 minutes. In otherwords it does not stay on all the time that key switch is on it will for for about 1-2 minutes then shut off! Next would be your injectors are getting weak or bad and even your HPOP could be getting weak. or glow plugs in engine are out, In otherwords there are alot of possibilities causing your problems If you are getting a misfire code for your injectors then you may have some weak or inop injectors. Any way this will give you a pretty easy test for the most common failure which is the Glow plug relay. About 35-40 bucks at your local auto parts house.
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
Does any one have a idea a friend here has changed ecm, inj, fuel pump checked conector at fire wall ,fuel and has a short wrecker tow f450 99 and will be going down the road and he says the thing just loses all power and kind of just won't do over 15 to 20mph and lets it sit and he says it will do it again. I am not sure how long it takes but since I don't work on diesels I figured I would have the experts that do if anyone knows it's you guys any help he is in Charlotte NC I can put you with this guy he has had it to all the parts changers and no luck Thanks Mark 704 492 1647
Posted on Mar 02, 2010
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