I was driving down the road and the check engine light came on. I stopped and checked the oil and water both were OK. Now it wont start. If I spray a shot of starting fluid in the air intake it starts and runs until the starting fluid burns out. Fuel is getting into the hole for the fuel filter. I replaced the fuel filter stil nothing.
Thanks for any help,
Spraying starting fluid into your intake is NOT a good idea. These diesels are not like a gas motor. Check (replace) your CPS (cam positioning sensor) They fail quite often on these trucks. Ford has recently released a newer (and cheaper!) model as a recall part. They arent any better than the old ones though. These trucks also have UVC (under valve cover) harnesses that contain the wiring for the glow plugs and injectors. These also fail quite often. Usually its just a bad pin in the plug and there are pin kits for them. A scanner like an Auto Enginuity would tell you for certain whats going on though.
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the diesel engine is a 6.0L or a 6.4L? because the 6.0L don't use electronic throttle control. they control the demand of diesel threw the high pressure oil system they have a sensor call injector pressure regulator. this sensor is responsible of maintain the proper pressure in the high pressure oil system so that the engine could start . i also suggest you to check if it is any leak on the high pressure oil system or if the low pressure system is delivering the pressure required for the high pressure system to work properly. to do that you most have a scan tool. also you can check the pressure of the diesel pump that its in the chassis to eliminate the high pressure oil system as the cause of your concern. if u don't have the proper gauges to check the pressure of the diesel pump you could remove the cap of the small fuel filter that is next to the oil filter remove the filter and put the ignition switch in the on position and see in the container ifyou haveafastorslowfilling. if you encounter that the filling is too slow then your problem is with the fuel diesel pump that is on the chassis this pump is called HFCM, Horizontal Fuel Control Module
COULD BE WATER IN FUEL.DRAIN WATER FROM FUEL FILTER BY THE DRAIN PLUG UNDER FUEL FILTER REPLACE FUEL FILTER.IF ENGINE STILL STALL OUT PROBLEM COULD BE THE FUEL INJECTION PUMP.THAT WOULD BE A DEALERSHIP FIX.
With a diesel I'd have to look in to the fuel system. I'd check the pump first. I know from personal experience when a fuel pump dies on a fuel injected engine there is no warning... like someone reached over a turned the key off.
I hope this may have helped,
The fuel pump is located under the turbo on that truck. It is most likley washing sediment/old fluids out of the vally of toyr engine. It is also driven by a push rod that ths cam drives, so the lower pump o-ring may be leaking too. You can change the fuel pump without pulling the turbo. Good Luck
do not understand you what you mean. assuming your car was ok before you changed f/filter you need to bleed the fuel system of air. esiest to do would be to loosen fuel line at the injectors and have assistant crank the engine while you observe for clear fuel leak without any air bubbles from fuel line.tighten fuel lines and start engine. might have to repeat a few times. good luck.