REPAIRING THE MOST COMMON 7.3 POWERSTROKE PROBLEMS

Believe it or not, the legendary 7.3 diesel engine is not problem free.

Common 7.3 Powerstroke problems can develop over the course of its lifecycle and those hundreds of thousands of miles.

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

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" and over 15 years since the last 7.3 left the production line, 7.3 Powerstroke problems are not as uncommon as you've been led to believe.

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 problems. You bring those and we'll show you where to point them...

Fixes for Common 7.3 Problems

Below are links to articles detailing the most common 7.3 Powerstroke problems.

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.
EBP SENSOR SOLUTIONS – 7.3 Exhaust Back Pressure Sensor
A bad EBP sensor - 7.3 exhaust back pressure sensor - can cause poor MPG and diesel performance. Here's the 7.3 EBP location, symptoms, and replacement.
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 Oil Change and Capacity Secrets
I won't say this article has the "capacity" to change your life, but it might just make your next 7.3 Powerstroke oil change a little easier...
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...