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post #1 of 3 Old 04-25-2011, 06:43 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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just replaced the glow plug relay one of the batteries was the wrong one replaced that has failry new glow plugs fuel filter new injector pump and this thing wont start when the engine is cold it can be 85 outside the thing wont start only way i can get it to start is with starting fluid whcih i know is bad for it but i have no choice it is my daily driver any help would be great thanks
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I am Battling the same problem with one of my trucks on my fleet. My mechanic and i have replaced relays, glow plugs, and the list goes on but my shop mechanic is quite knowledgeable and really understands electrical systems. So after all of the bad electrical parts have been replaced it starts after quite a bit of cranking. Now we are looking into the fuel shut-off solenoid. He thinks that the fuel might be draining back to the tank and taking a long time to fill back up. Oh and it has been our experience that when one battery goes bad that you should replace both. The reason being after a little bit the older of the two will drain the newer one.

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I agree with blksmk I ran into the battery issue as well!!!!!!!! Be careful cranking on that starter to long I just had to replace mine along with the glow plug relay glow plugs and alternator!!!! Excessive cranking can hurt a lot of things!!!!!
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