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post #1 of 8 Old 01-31-2012, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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ok so i was trying to find my block heater the other day and i cant seem to locate it! it seems like there is no cord whatsoever!!! so my question is how do i know that everything is actually there in the block so to speakand where can i get just the cord if thats all i need?

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look for a 2 prong connector just above the oil filter mount...if its there you will probably see the cord connected....hth
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Goto your Oil filter. The oil filter screws onto the oil cooler. The oil cooler houses the block heater right above the oil filter, and should have a cord coming from it.

Most of the time the cord is hidden in the core support somewhere.

Every truck has a block heater, but some trucks have had their cord removed, or someone never replaced it.

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what if you cant hear it come on ?

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You wont hear it come on. It makes no noises unless its DEAD quiet outside, and your standing a foot from it, youll hear slight bubbling noises.

If it sparks when you plug it in, its working.

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I've heard them bubble and hiss before on my other two trucks bit this one doesn't do anything haven't really needed it even though I started it up when it was 15 but started on the second try no problem no heater plugged in

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thanks guys i found it!

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I've heard them bubble and hiss before on my other two trucks bit this one doesn't do anything haven't really needed it even though I started it up when it was 15 but started on the second try no problem no heater plugged in
Usually there is no sound from a 7.3 block heater. The ultimate way to ensure they are working is to measure the current draw with a cheater cord and clamp on ammeter.

You can also check the heater/cord for continuity. Measure across the blades with an ohm meter. Resistance should be 10-15 ohms. Open circuit from either blade to the ground terminal.

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