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Truck wont start without being plugged in overnight
So I have been having some issues getting my truck started when its not plugged in for long periods of time. If I plug the truck in over night (8 hours) it will start up pretty quickly. However, if I dont have the truck plugged in, or its only plugged in for a very short amount of time, than it cranks (strong at first, than kinda dies down) but will not fire. Anyone have any idea what may be going on? I read sometime that the A/C clutch can lock up, or that the oil pressure isnt strong enough. To me it seems to make sense that it would be an oil issue, since the longer its plugged in the more likely it is to start up, but still I had it plugged in for about 2 hours today with the outside temp being around 40 degrees and it still wouldnt start. There arnt any codes being thrown either. Any ideas?
I should also mention that I just brought this into a shop on Saturday, they suggested starting out with some normal maintenance things, did an oil and filter change, and fuel filter change. Also once the truck is hot it starts up fine.
2003 F250 SuperDuty 6.0
Last edited by and.decarlo; 02-17-2014 at 02:17 PM.