Care to help me solve a problem?
1988 Ford F250 5.2 L Diesel 4x4
Well here goes...
A while back, I went to Walmart in the middle of the night, and the temperatures were near freezing. My truck tends to not want to start when the temps dip because it needs to be tuned up. Well, it started right up. When I got to Walmart, parked the truck in a back row, went in the store to grab a few things, ended up sitting on a bench in Walmart and falling asleep for 3 hours. I woke up at about 5 am.. It was about 20 degrees outside temp, and I took my bags out with me. I went in the cabin, and tried to turn the key in the ignition, at first it wouldn't turn, but after I wiggled it, the engine tried to turn 3 times then failed. I glowed the truck and turned the heater on, flipped the gas tank over to the other one, pushed the start and the truck turned over instantly with a huge cloud of black smoke.
The rest the way home the truck was acting jerky, hesitating, bucking and wheezing. It stalled a total of 3 times and pressing on the gas caused the car to jerk like a ribeye steak. On turning into my street, I hit a massive puddle of water ( 2 feet ? ) and the truck stalled, would not turn back over and it still won't turn. I've been able to get it started to go to school and back by removing a fuse that I have no idea what does. Its the fuse by the end, and I have to keep my foot on the clutch at all times or else it will stall ( even if I'm not in gear.. )
What is wrong with my truck?... I can fix it myself if I knew what was wrong with it. I've replaced the alternator and power steering pump myself before.