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Old 05-09-2008, 07:22 PM
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Question Truck always coldstarts

no matter how hot or cold it is outside my truck always starts very hard and rough with little to no power. in temperatures around 60 or below i plug in the block heater which helps out quite a bit. but today after school it was 99 degrees outside and STILL the truck started the same way, hard and very rough. any ideas? 170,000 miles, superchip, and this problem was happening even before the programmer was installed. any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:01 PM
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have you had the latest flash .....if not take it to the dealer and get it re-flashed with the new stuff ....thats what i did and now it runs great
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:19 PM
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last time it went in they suggested replacing the glow plugs but never ran a glow plug test to determine which ones to replace. could this be the problem?
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have you had the latest flash .....if not take it to the dealer and get it re-flashed with the new stuff ....thats what i did and now it runs great
I agree, When was the last time they re-flashed your truck
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:31 AM
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its been awhile, but last time it went in they didnt even offer to do that
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:55 AM
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Call the dealer and explain to them the truck should have been reflashed when you were in there last time.
After you do so. Say. " When would be a good time to get this prior issue resolved" Make sure they understand you do not intend to pay for this without having to say it. You might get away with it, Might not. DO NOT ask if it is under warranty. Call another dealer out of town and ask them how they would handle this. Not the dealer you plan on taking it to.

Good luck
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:28 PM
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definatly the reflash mine was doing the same thing. Be aware though if your tech is a dumbass mine was silent when i said i needed it reflashed. Than he told me I needed the new updates. Same thing but it fixed the problem and she starts like a dream now.
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It's called the inductive heating strategy and it will help your injectors to start easier when its cold. Give them your symptoms and explain that is what you want.
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ok, but is it normal for it to do that even when its hot outside?
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:11 AM
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Yes

It will do it no matter what the temp is.
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