2000 Ford F350 Engine dies

Tiny
MARCO ALMEIDA
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  • 2000 FORD F-350
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 223,000 MILES
I recently replaced the fuel relay because the engine died on me many time on the freeway. I thought it would take care the problem. I was wrong. The engine keeps diyng on me quite often, and some times it takes several start to run engine. I am driving and then something happens and stop the engine all together. What do you think it may be? Fuel pump perhaps? I never changed it since I bought the truck. Do you think it could be electrical?
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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 AT 3:09 PM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Start with the basics, and work your way up, Last tune up was? Wires plugs ALL filters? If all that is ok, check for a stuck EGR, then test fuel pump pressure, If it won't restart, determine what's missing, the engine needs three things to run, Spark at all plugs, gas to all cylinders, and compression in all cylinders, tho an engine may run lacking one in one cylinder, it won't run very well!
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NEVER? Test fuel pressure and replace that filer.
If the check engine light is on: First thing you need to do is have the codes read, Autozone does it free, Post the results with the code number(s). Even if the service engine light is not on, there should be freeze frame data stored.
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If the light is blinking, it means possible damage to the Catalytic converter...misfires...service it right away!
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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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Not very helpful. The F-350 is Diesel. Does not show any engine lights on. I took the truck to autozone and does not show any code that could affect the engine.
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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 AT 3:37 PM
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Sorry I must have missed where you said "deisel" in your post. Do you know if the CMP saftey recall was done on this truck? I will email info about it to you. Call a Ford service desk, give them your VIN, they can tell you if your truck has been repaired under the recall. Tets the fuel pressure, This is VERY important! Info on the way.
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Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 AT 2:54 PM

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