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7.3 needs pump from gas pedal to start.. why?

Ford E350 1997 7.3 diesel 260k

The engine will just crank and not start...... UNTIL I tap the gas pedal then the engine starts. The 7.3 will also start right back up after it runs, but after a few minutes of the 7.3 not running, I need to tap the gas pedal to get it started again any thoughts?

Air temp 60 degrees

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Re: 7.3 needs pump from gas pedal to start.. why?

All I can think of is possibly a stuck Idle Validation Switch (IVS). Maybe try some spray electrical contact cleaner on it. Cheers!

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