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Old 11-08-2011, 05:34 AM
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Hard Starting 99

Hi guys I am new to the 7.3 side of this site but am not new to the diesel world as I have the infamos 6.0. So here is my problem I belong to a hunting camp that uses a 1999 7.3 non turbo that only gets run for a couple of weeks a year. When we go to start it it truns over fine but cranks and cranks untill sometimes it starts and sometimes it needs a jump, then as long as we keep it warm it is fine until it cools down or the next morning and we start all over again. The first thing I checked was the glow plugs and they seemed fine ,replaced the relay new batteries. Anyone have any ideas? Before anyone says it I know having a diesel for only a couple of uses a year is not good but they would not listen to me so here we are.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:36 AM
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A 99 non turbo? Didn't think there was such a truck?
How did you check the GPs?
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:48 AM
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Sorry told you I was a 6.0 guy do not know much about the 7.3. I checked with a test light.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:55 AM
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Sorry I see what you are talking about I had a typo its a 89 not 99 sorry
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:35 PM
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Figured that's what you meant.
This method for testing the GPs and GPR is on a newer model, but the same ideas apply.
Troubleshooting GPR & GP's
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