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post #1 of 6 Old 08-09-2008, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Smile QUESTION ABOUT TRUCK STARTING

Thanks for any advice in advance. Any time I go to start my truck, turn the key on, let glow plugs warm then crank. Takes about 3 to 5 seconds 9 out of ten times. Ideas anyone? Thanks: wlsmithjr1960
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Mine does the same thing. I dont know if its normal.


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Yeah 3-5 seconds is okay

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I have heard these truck take a few revs before they start so the computer can be sure all is ready. possibly for the CPS to send signal to computer. it is normal some are a little faster than others.

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my previous owner told me that the glow plugs get worn out and need to be changed bout every year, he had just put new ones in it right be4 i bought it in dec. and i have noticed it takes a little longer to start since then
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I find if I start the truck about a second after the glow plugs go out I get the best start time. I'm pretty sure they stay on for 2 min after start, for some reason that second tends to give it a boost.


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