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1995 f250 diesel check engine light comes on everytime it is restarted,it dies at stops,auto trans slams into gear,after driving on freeway the light goes off and runs ok except it bucks at times,until it is shut off then the process starts over again.

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  • lttt227 May 04, 2010

    Please explain it does not use any coolant,is alway,does not overheat,does not smoke and once the light goes out we have made four 1,000 mile trips. The problem only happens when it is re-started.

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