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Hey guys, great site you have going here. I just picked up a 94 Powestroke F350 quad cab duallie 5spd, 2wd for $4300. Great truck with only 96k miles on it. It has its issues though.


First is transmission related. First with the engine running, reverse is near impossible to get into. Second.. if you start the truck with it in granny or reverse (with the clutch to the floor) it will actually jerk the truck in the direction or gear you have it in. 3rd... second gear grinds from a dead stop, and grinds when trying to downshift into it. The clutch doesnt slip, hesitate or chatter. Im assuming it may be a issue with the slave or master cylinder...


The next problem from what Ive been reading is either glow plugs or the glow plug relay. If the truck sits for more than 12 hours, its extremely hard to start. Takes about 5 solid cranks to get it going. When it does go, the engine is completely bogged out and has no power. Has the usual white smoke on start up. The engine wont even let the turbo spool up. This usually goes on for about 10-15 minutes before it starts to pull. I'm going to plug it in tonight and see how that fixes things.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Check your clutch linkage under the dash. The bushing above the throttle pedal will wear out and not let the clutch fully disengage.

I'm having the same starting problems but I'm not sure what is causing it. My glow plugs are only about 2 years old so I'm thinking it might be the relay. Someone will be along soon with more info.
 

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My66coupe said:
Hey guys, great site you have going here. I just picked up a 94 Powestroke F350 quad cab duallie 5spd, 2wd for $4300. Great truck with only 96k miles on it. It has its issues though.


First is transmission related. First with the engine running, reverse is near impossible to get into. Second.. if you start the truck with it in granny or reverse (with the clutch to the floor) it will actually jerk the truck in the direction or gear you have it in. 3rd... second gear grinds from a dead stop, and grinds when trying to downshift into it. The clutch doesnt slip, hesitate or chatter. Im assuming it may be a issue with the slave or master cylinder...


The next problem from what Ive been reading is either glow plugs or the glow plug relay. If the truck sits for more than 12 hours, its extremely hard to start. Takes about 5 solid cranks to get it going. When it does go, the engine is completely bogged out and has no power. Has the usual white smoke on start up. The engine wont even let the turbo spool up. This usually goes on for about 10-15 minutes before it starts to pull. I'm going to plug it in tonight and see how that fixes things.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Mike

Congrats on your new truck.:Thumbup: :Thumbup:

I will take a stab at your issues real quick.

#1 Tranny - Change the clutch rod bushing under the dash and I bet that will fix your issue. The bushing can be bought at Ford and usually cost around $10.00. But if the bushing shaft is wore out you will just keep going through bushing very quickly so for a permanent fix I recommend buying one of these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-Clutch-Rod-End-PERMANENT-Repair-powerstroke-too_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33730QQihZ016QQitemZ260172677330QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

#2 Excessive cranking - This could possibly be a glow plug relay but most likely your valve cover gaskets and under valve cover harnesses are shot and need to be replaced. If you will unplug each of the four harnesses running to the valve cover gaskets and look at them I am betting you will find they are burnt and melted. Best place to get all the replacement parts for this is at a international dealer.

#3 Bogged engine - This is most likely going to be due to your exhaust back pressure valve closing to all for a faster engine warm-up. This is normal and I bet if you pay close attention to your exhaust it will sound different (hissing sound) during this time period.

Good luck with your new truck and let us know how everything turns out.
 

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I'm having the same starting problems but I'm not sure what is causing it. My glow plugs are only about 2 years old so I'm thinking it might be the relay. Someone will be along soon with more info.

Did plugging in the block warmer change anything?


Does anyone have a direct source/part number for the wiring harness I need to replace?

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I haven't plugged it in yet. It warmed back up so it hasn't done it lately.
 

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I plugged mine in last night, and it started beautifully....Weird though how it needs it when the mornings are 60+ now.

I also checked the clutch pedal bushing...and ya its jacked....Hopefully replacing it will cure my clutch issues.

Mike
 
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