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Old 01-04-2008, 02:48 PM
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"wait to start light?"

ok.. 1997 PSD with 213k miles, new fuel pump and sensor, running delo400 , temp here just dropped to mid 20's and now back up to 50-60. it will turn over but not fire. my wait to start light will not come on as well. Should i start with the GPR? i will have to get a multimeter tomorrow but wanted to some advice as where to start. much thanks in advance
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:12 PM
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That's where I would start. You should get atleast 12v going to go it.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:14 PM
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Check fuses, big one in box right fenderwell.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:15 PM
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Yep I would start there as well. Here is a writeup to helpTroubleshooting GPR & GP's
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:16 PM
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Yep good advice could be the fuse for the fuel heater element I think #22. If its burnt then more than likely you will have to unplug your element so it won't continue to blow the fuse.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:52 PM
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again - thanks for the quick response.. i will try look at the fuse and test for 12v. and get back with everyone.
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Old 01-04-2008, 04:06 PM
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i had that exact problem just a few days ago. would crank and not fire, tach wouldn't move, and wait to start light wouldn't come on. ended up being the fuse for the computer had gone out.
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:19 PM
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I admit I don’t know a thing about the OBS trucks but on my truck the wait to start light has nothing what so ever to do with the GPR or the glow plugs. It is fired by the computer and usually means the computer has lost power (blown fuse) or is fried. I hear that the OBS trucks are bad a bout blowing #22 when the fuel heater shorts out and all you have to do is unplug the heater and replace the fuse and forget it.
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:28 AM
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yup, it was the #22 fuse in the distribution box. I am gonna replace and see if that works.
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:33 AM
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Don't forget to disconnect the fuel heater wire or the fuse will blow again.
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