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Truck won't turnover on cold days

04 f350 cclb dually I'm a little stumped here. When it's really cold here below 35 degrees when you turn the key the glow plugs cycle buy the motor won't turn over. But if you keep the truck plugged in all night it starts with no issues. Can anyone give some insight

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Glow plugs bad? Glow plug relay?


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Won't turn over or won't start?

If it won't turn over, you probably have a bad relay or wire. However, that wouldn't usually be fixed just by plugging it in.

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It doesn't turn over. The glow plugs cycle then the truck doesn't turn over. Starts fine when it's plugged in

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I have the same issues. Below 30ish cycle the glow plugs and nothing, no turn over. It first happened to me on a trip to Massachusetts last year. Got cold, no start, initially thought the batts were bad. Changed them out for Diehard Platinums. No problems after that, but it never got cold enough again cause I went back to Texas. This winter, same thing drove to Mass. got cold and no start. Plug it in for 40 minutes and it fires like a champ and will restart after that. I have had the FICM replaced by Ed with the premium upgrade and Atlas 40.

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04 f350 cclb dually I'm a little stumped here. When it's really cold here below 35 degrees when you turn the key the glow plugs cycle buy the motor won't turn over. But if you keep the truck plugged in all night it starts with no issues. Can anyone give some insight

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With the statement "When it's really cold here below 35 degrees "....(ill give all the Canada and Alaska guys a moment to wipe the spit up beer from the computer screen....ok, Im gonna assume that you live in the southern part of the state's. Am I right that you are running 15 w 40?

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I live in New England it was 20 below here last week. But yes I run rotella 15w40 in both my diesels. My 06 has no issues it's the 04 that won't turn over when it's below 30 over night

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Batteries, starter, ground or power cable corrosion. If the batteries are only putting out 200 cranking amps each, it will not turn over. Same if the solenoid will not make a good connection. What happens when you go straight from the batteries to the starter?

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Have you tried doing the screw driver on the starter trick were you ground out the starter? If you do this and it turns over you can rule out batt's and starter. Then its a relay issue.
Also if you would switch your oils to t5 or t6 you also find your cold morning starts (when it will turn over ) will be much easier.

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Batteries are brand new, haven't tried the screwdriver on the starter. Never heard of that. I've heard of putting the screwdriver on the solenoid on the firewall but on the 6.0 the solenoid is on the starter not the firewall

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