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2004 Powerstroke....I live in San Jose, CA and it doesnt ever really get extremely cold but lately in the morning my truck takes forever to start...if i don't cycle the glow plugs four or five times it wont start. The truck has about 90k on it. One more thing...my brake pads are like new but when I stop the rotors feel warped and the truck cranks to the left on hard braking...squeaks a lot to. Think its the rotors or possibly something else? Thanks in advance

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Maybe ill take the thanks back...

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cycling more then once doesnt do anything. how are your batteries? may sound stupid but they could just be low. put a load tester on them.

also the brake issue sounds like 2 things.

did you just do a pad slap without cutting or replacing the rotors? even with new rotors i still cut them.

and the pulling to the one side could mean the caliper is hanging closed. check the hose on the passenger side and the wear on the pads vs the driver side. i bet the passenger side caliper is bad.

btw did you apply any no squeal to the pads when putting them in the calipers?

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Yeah, but your trucks a freak of nature...
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I did not do the brakes...I took the truck to wheel works for tires and they said my brakes are fine. Maybe the previous owner just swapped out pads.

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ok. so take them off and have them cut and buy some new pads and be done with it

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i have to buy new pads when I resurface the rotors?

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