Repairing the Most Common 7.3 Powerstroke Problems

Here are articles detailing some of the most common 7.3 Powerstroke problems, how to spot them, and how-to articles on fixing them.

Including tools required, part numbers and torque specs...

7.3 Powerstroke Problems

7.3 Powerstroke Problems aren't that Uncommon...

Like a gritty old hunting dog that just won't quit, your 7.3 Powerstroke diesel engine has officially become a legend. But despite being called the "best Powerstroke Ford ever built"... over 15 years since the last 7.3 left the production line, 7.3 Powerstroke problems are not as uncommon as you'd think.

But the good news is, that as common as 7.3 Powerstroke problems are, most of the fixes for them are pretty straight forward.

Time, tools, and some tenacity go a long way in DIY repairing your 7.3 diesel's most common problem parts. You bring those and we'll show you where to point them...

Fixes for Common 7.3 Problems

Links to articles on some of the most common 7.3 Powerstroke problem parts...

PAIN-FREE 7.3 HPOP Removal and Replacement
Step-by-step 7.3 HPOP removal and replacement. Fixing some HPOP leaks or an HPOP upgrade require removal of your 7.3 Powerstroke HPOP. Here are the steps:
Ford F250 BRAKE CALIPER STICKING? Un-Stick it!
Ford F250 brake caliper sticking? Join the club. F250s have a reputation for the brake calipers sticking. Especially when they aren't used very much...
Fixing a 7.3 Powerstroke WATER PUMP LEAK
A 7.3 Powerstroke water pump leak will generally require removal and replacement with an OEM or quality aftermarket water pump as soon as possible. Here's my own 7.3 water pump saga—let me tell you, it's no simple job...
FIXING a 7.3 High Pressure Oil Pump Leak
A 7.3 high pressure oil pump leak can cause the HPOP to spew out a lot of oil very fast. Here's how to avoid the pain of an oil-filled valley...
FIXING 7.3 Powerstroke COMMON OIL LEAKS
Ford 7.3 Powerstroke diesels have gotten a bad rap for leaking oil. These are the top 7.3 Powerstroke common oil leaks … and how to repair them.
Cam Position Sensor 7.3 CPS SYMPTOMS
Your cam position sensor 7.3 (CPS) can cause symptoms ranging from hard start to rough idle to your 7.3 Powerstroke simply not starting at all. The good news is that it's not too hard or expensive to replace, especially if you happen to keep a spare in your glove box.
7.3 Powerstroke Starter Upgrade – COLD CRANKING POWER
7.3 Powerstroke starter cranking too long won't turn your engine over? This 7.3 high torque starter will crank your engine harder, faster with more torque.
7.3 Powerstroke Oil Change and Capacity Secrets
7.3 POWERSTROKE OIL CHANGE AND CAPACITY SECRETSYour 7.3 diesel engine lives or dies depending on oil. So getting the 7.3[...]
7.3 OIL RAIL PLUG LEAK – Fix it for Good
There's a half-dollar sized 7.3 oil rail plug at both ends of your Powerstroke's two cylinder heads. Here's how to stop them from leaking...
7.3 IPR VALVE / SENSOR – Injection Pressure Regulator
7.3 IPR - Injection Pressure Regulator location, removal, rebuild, and replacement details. And how to spot 7.3 bad IPR symptoms!
7.3 EOT SENSOR SYMPTOMS – Perfecting Powerstroke Oil Temp
The Powerstroke 7.3 EOT Sensor has 1 job - tell your Powertrain Control Module how hot or cold your engine oil temp is. Symptoms that it's failed are...