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1997 Ford F 350 Turbo Deisel fuel system

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,
Wes

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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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