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Old 11-27-2010, 11:04 AM
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Cold start Problem

Ok now that it's getting cold I'm sure it's getting to sound like a broken record on here.
First a lil history, I was having issues with white smoke. Did EGR delete, made to smoke lighter, but still smoked.
Called Ford said they wouldn't touch it cuz it's been modified and recommended a mechanic that does.
Brought it to him said it was 3-4 bad injectors, the turbo, and fuel pump needed to be changed. Changed all $5k worth of parts.
Ok it stopped smoking and even before it was fixed never had a problem with the cold all last year.
I swapped out the batteries as well from my dually before trading it in, the truck had interstate in it before i swapped with duralast gold.
I read alot of threads about the FICM I will test that this afternoon, but to me it seems like the truck worked better when all the problems were wrong except for spraying for mosquitoes at traffic lights.
I haven't gone and got the batteries tested but they're not even a year old, could that be the problem.
Any other suggestions would be appreciated, sorry for the lenghty thread.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:13 PM
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You never really said what the problem was. All I can see is you swapped some parts and now you have a cold start issue?

Be more specific on what the actual problem is. Runs rough? Takes forever to start? Doesn't start at all? Runs like **** when cold but awesome when warm?

We need these details
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:50 PM
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Well i can tell you my problem here in sc it doesnt get that cold but in the mornings when i go crack up if it is below 40 degrees the truck runs like dirt for about 5 min. then back to normal
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:18 AM
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the truck wont start but i didnt habe any problems last year with the cold weather. i plugged it in saturday night and it started right up sunday morning no problem. but the temps arent really cold here. when it does start it doesnt run bad just very hard to start. but like i said before i had all the stuff fixed i never had to plug it in last winter.

also when i crank and crank white smoke will come out the exhaust and a TBS fail will show up on the display.
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have you checked the alt/batteries yet, how about ficm volts?
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:58 AM
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sounds like a FICM, related issue, or a GPM? dont know much about 6.0's but am learnen fast.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:15 PM
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Have the same cold start problem and this weekend took 4 tries to get it started, after that I smelled fuel which hadn't happened in past. Do I have to worry about any additional damage being caused by the rough starting issues.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:38 PM
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if its a weak ficm it will kill the injectors
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:51 PM
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FICM is usually associated with no Hot start.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:28 PM
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My bad FICM caused a cold-start problem; warm-start was fine.
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