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Old 10-13-2013, 04:35 PM
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Glowplug help...

My truck seems to not want to start right, batteries are fine connections secure etc.. so I resorted to checking the glow plug relay. Registered 0 when off and 11.5 volts when on, just like it should. So I moved on to testing the glow plugs. I tested the first one, passenger side, the pin closest to the grille. It slowly went from .0 to .8 and stuck there. The next one kinda did the same but then shot to 2.4 ohms. I checked all the others and they went anywhere from .7 to 1.4 ohms. I noticed though, when I went to put the passenger side connector closest to the fire wall back on, that the plastic circly part closest to the firewall too, was broke. Most likely not even letting the glow plug get power. I'd just like some help trying to figure out if I need new glow plugs, or even anything that I might need

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Old 10-14-2013, 06:02 AM
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The connections are strong too and the cords running off the batteries doesn't look frayed or corroded. So I don't think that's a problem.

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Check the voltage at the "always-on" big terminal while the key is in RUN. You can expect it to be slightly more than the other one (11.5), but if the difference is more than 0.3V, the relay is bad.

You need to replace that wiring pigtail with the broken terminal. Check the terminal on the connector on the gasket as well. For good measure, you should remove both valve covers and check for damage to the connectors and wiring inside; usually if there's damage outside, there's damage inside.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:01 AM
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Always on reads 11.3 when on run the other side reads 11.2
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:33 AM
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Could it possibly be the starter? I have a video of it trying to crank up and it doesn't click but it seems like it isn't pushing hard enough if you know what I mean

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Possibly starter, or batteries. Have you _load_ tested the batteries, in isolation from one another?
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:48 AM
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One is a new battery and the other is going on a little over three years old but Walmart said it was fine, I'm guessing they test it to see if it'll still pull enough for smaller cars

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One is a new battery and the other is going on a little over three years old
Problem. Always install batteries in pairs. At best, your starting system is only as strong as the weaker of the two batteries. At worst, the weaker one will pull down the stronger one. If, by "new", you mean you've had the one battery in for only a short while (like, a week or two), go out and buy another one of the EXACT same brand, model, size, warranty level, etc. and install it in place of the three-year-old one.

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but Walmart said it was fine,
Problem #2. The guy who tested your batteries was stocking toilet paper the night before. Even the AutoZtoners would be more competent.
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:49 PM
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Its been on for a while, like a few months.. I planned on replacing the other one ASAP but I totally spaced it and didn't realize until recently when I had to screw with things that had to do with the batteries

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You might still be okay replacing just the one battery. Get the new(ish) one tested again, and if it tests as good as a brand new one, you should be good to go. Of course, if it's still on the full replacement warranty period, you could claim it's giving you trouble starting, and get it replaced on warranty...
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