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Old 12-30-2008, 12:09 PM
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1997 E350 Glow plug relay location?

My '97 E350 starts hard in the winter. I suspect the glow plug relay, but I can't find it! This is a van, so things aren't as easy to find as they are in a truck.

Help, please!

- Troy
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:24 PM
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It still should be under the plastic cover thingy ...
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:36 PM
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BUMPING THIS UP HOPEFULLY TO STUMP I THINK HE'S THE ECONOLINE GURU.
DIDNT REALIZE THE E'S WERE DIFFERENT
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On my 03 it is in the same place as the trucks.
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YEAH, I WOULDNT THINK THEY WOULD HIDE IT TOO WELL, BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN MANY E'S OTHER THAN THE CO. VAN AND I THINK IT WAS IN THE SAME PLACE.
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Glow plug relay

We have an 04 E-450 ambulance with the 6.0 and the glow plug controller is mounted on the driver side valve cover towards the back. Easier to get through from the doghouse side.

May or may not help ya...
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It still should be under the plastic cover thingy ...
Sorry, what plastic cover? What does the cover look like?
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The vans don't have that cover. Remove the factory airbox and you should see 2 relays on pass side. One is for the air intake heater, and one is for the glow plugs. Should be the one towards the front.
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have a 96' f-250 stroke and this year in michigan the stroke is starting hard. have a block heater which is good and working and have had her plugged in between 0-33 degrees Farenheit :so engine is warm at all times and here is what she is doing : turn on key, wait to start goes out and rolls for around 20 seconds to me having to turn off key to reset glow plugs and still starts hard. batterys are a year old and totally maintained with plenty of life in them, alternator was just replace with on that put out 160 amps. starter is good, ignition and all wiring to and from batteries is good. I just gave her a fresh oil change and I am doing fuel filter on monday, drained water/seperator tank on 1-3-09. now the manual says the glow plugs use two 14amp fuses and they are located by motor-started relay (where is that)? would a blown fuse be causing the issue or could it be the selenoid for the glow plugs? (where is selenoid and motor-stater relay) the truck is a plow truck. please give me you input and where to check on truck, please locate where part is in engine compartment (next to ...), I am not very familiar under the hood (when comes to small stuff), thanks for all the help.

i am using winterized michigan diesel fuel, i think that is #2 diesel, and when truck is running there are no issues with fuel, so I am ruling fuel out of the problem, it is something to do with glow plug system. thanks again
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have a 96' f-250 stroke and this year in michigan the stroke is starting hard. have a block heater which is good and working and have had her plugged in between 0-33 degrees Farenheit :so engine is warm at all times and here is what she is doing : turn on key, wait to start goes out and rolls for around 20 seconds to me having to turn off key to reset glow plugs and still starts hard. batterys are a year old and totally maintained with plenty of life in them, alternator was just replace with on that put out 160 amps. starter is good, ignition and all wiring to and from batteries is good. I just gave her a fresh oil change and I am doing fuel filter on monday, drained water/seperator tank on 1-3-09. now the manual says the glow plugs use two 14amp fuses and they are located by motor-started relay (where is that)? would a blown fuse be causing the issue or could it be the selenoid for the glow plugs? (where is selenoid and motor-stater relay) the truck is a plow truck. please give me you input and where to check on truck, please locate where part is in engine compartment (next to ...), I am not very familiar under the hood (when comes to small stuff), thanks for all the help.

i am using winterized michigan diesel fuel, i think that is #2 diesel, and when truck is running there are no issues with fuel, so I am ruling fuel out of the problem, it is something to do with glow plug system. thanks again
I think this woud get more attention if you put in a new thread but what are the out side tems and how long after you turn key on w/o starting till you hear the GPR clicking? it could be glow plugs or relay.
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