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7.3 diesel
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henrich Iowa    Posted 08-03-2004 at 04:58:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can anyone help me find a solution to a problem with my '97 Ford F-250 with a 7.3 diesel? Ocassionally, especially when its warm and the humidity is high, the engine likes to shut down when you apply the brake. It's just like you turned off the switch. Something is apparently canceling the fuel pump. No problem to restart it. It can happen slowing down in traffic when you brake or just applying the brake to put it in gear. Not all of the time but frequent enough. Yesterday, it happened six times when I was moving trailers from the fairground display. Its real fun when you are making a turn or curve and everything shuts down! GWH

JimpCo    Posted 08-03-2004 at 09:56:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
More that likely your have the cam sensor starting to go out. I just had to have mine changed. Unfortunatly, they arn't cheap, around $200.00. I was lucky and had mind done under warranty.
I have had 4 7.3's and have had to have 2 changed.
They are on the passanger side of the engine, above and to the left (looking at the front of the engine) of the pully on the metal cover. it has 1 wire on the top and one bolt to remove and then it pull right out. Takes about 15 min is all.
Hope this helps.

dg    Posted 08-03-2004 at 06:19:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Go over and check out forum. I'm sure someone can help you there.

Clod    Posted 08-03-2004 at 05:07:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
<><> Its real fun when you are making a turn or curve and everything shuts down <><> I was thiking the same thing. I doont know why it shuts off though.I bet the computer gets a message from a sensor to lean out.Bob Ont might find this and have the answer.

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