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7.3 shuts off abruptly.......

Discussion in '7.3L Powerstroke Diesels' started by Diesel D, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Diesel D

    Diesel D Registered User

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    Hi everyone. New to this site. My '02 F-350 7.3 starts and idles fine. Then, after 10 minutes or so of idling, it shuts off abruptly....no sputtering, then will start right back up. Check engine light is on. I don't have a code reader, but would be interested in getting one. Any suggestions?
     
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    you really need to get the code read, the PCM is telling you what is wrong.
     
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    ....thanks for your response. Any suggestions on which code reader I should buy?
     
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    On a 02, many should work. I would still start with a bluetooth obd2 adapter, with torque pro. (If you run android)

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    ...thanks jasper....unfortunately, I'm old school....I don't have a smart phone....are there any separate units you would recommend?
     
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    Buy a android tablet.
    Do you have a laptop?

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    ....yes. I have a laptop. Windows 7.
     
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    Look into a usb to obd2 cable, then run forscan on your laptop.
    Or go all out and buy autoenginuity. (Around $400)

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    If you have a laptop, get a bluetooth dongle and use ForScan. It should tell you everything you need to know for under $35.

    My bet is IPR, but I just like to gamble :)
     
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    Just have to make sure the laptop is bluetooth compatible first. That's why I recommended the usb one. Lol

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    thanks for your help, jasper.....I'll look into it....
     
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    thanks, goodstuff.....I'll check it out.
     
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    That sounds like a cps crankshaft position sensor
     
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    ....yes....I changed it, and so far, it hasn't shut off....my check engine light (CEL) is still on though......
     

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