1999 Ford F-250 No wait to start light

Tiny
DUGAN27
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  • 1999 FORD F-250
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 18,900 MILES
I was going down the road and the truck lost power and died and would not start back. It will turn over but wont start and the wait to start light wont come on at all. I have checked fuses and if it was the cam sensor it would have started back when it cooled off. I don't know what else to try any suggestions.
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 AT 11:09 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi Dugan27,

Thank you for the donation.

We need to know what is missing causing the inability to start and the following links would provide you some testing basics. Check them out and let me know the results so we can continue with further analysis and rectification.

http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/first_things.htm

You mean the Check Engine Lamp does not show when ignition switch is turned to ON?
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 AT 2:31 PM
Tiny
DUGAN27
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Hello thank you for your response the truck is a diesel so it has a wait to start light before you can crank it. All the truck will do is turn over like it is going to start but wont and that light went out and didn't come back on when the truck died the other day.
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 AT 2:50 PM
Tiny
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Sorry for the misunderstanding. I deal mostly with gasoline engines and it did not crossed my mind that it I a diesel. Lol. I have limited experiences with diesels and will try my best and if I am not able to help, I would request another technician to continue.

The fuel pump has a fuel cut solenoid that would not allow the engine to be started if there is no power supply to it. Test for battery voltage when ignition is turned ON.

Did you check the fuses?
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 AT 3:27 PM
Tiny
DUGAN27
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I have checked all the fuses. I did notice when the truck ignition is on the you can't hear the fuel pump kick on. The voltage gage shows the truck is getting power. Let me know
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 AT 10:04 PM
Tiny
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Diesel fuel pump are mechanically operated only when engine is being cranked so you would not hear any operational noise.

At the fuel pump, check for fuel supply by removing the return hose and cranking. If fuel is being returned, fuel delivery is ok. Test the fuel cut solenoid for operations. Quite often this solenoid fails and it would prevent starting. I have seen cases of the solenoid working but internally the orifice for fuel flow is clogged. You might need to remove the sloenoid to check for clogging.
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Thursday, February 12th, 2009 AT 6:17 PM

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