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Old 10-18-2009, 04:53 PM
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hard starting 6.0

Its been in the fortys or so and my truck is getting harder to start all the time today it took two times before it cranked over is there a way i can check my glow plug relay and glow plugs it also blows alot of white smoke after it cranks over and idels ruff for bout thirty seconds then it clears up any body have this same problem just wanna get this fixed before it gets any colder
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Old 10-18-2009, 05:57 PM
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What oil are you putting in it?
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:32 PM
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Connect a scan tool and pull codes, glow plugs are good on setting codes when they are bad, sounds like you might have an injector or your fuel injector control module (FICM) at fault... GOOD LUCK
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:58 PM
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oil is rotella 15 40 and where do i get a scanner at
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last night i plugged my truck in and it was bout 40 this morning and it strated just fine the onl thing i notice is it will crank regular for a a couple seconds then it sounds like the battery is slowing down then it fires so idk whats up
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:14 PM
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need help some techs or someone please chime in
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Did you ever get this figured out?
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:15 PM
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I live in South Louisiana and its been in the 30s and 40s down here and my truck was doing the same thing. I know a few mechanics at the Ford dealership down here so I called the up and brought my truck in. They hooked it up to the computer and told me that it was the (FICM) fuel injecter ****rol module. The FICM should put out 46 to 48 volts which is not a big range, but if it does not you Know the rest. Down here it was about 800 for the part and 4 hours labor. The truck runs great again, starts up fine and getting a little better fuel millage.
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:45 PM
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Next oil change, try using motorcraft 15w-40 and a motorcraft filter. Midway Ford service manager here in KC told me to try that when I had a starting problem and I have had no problems since.

And he told me to get the oil and filter at Walmart. best prices......

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Old 01-23-2011, 03:57 AM
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It ended up being my ficm. I put a new one in rev x and t5 rotella starts amazing never have to plug in even in the single digits.
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