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Old 12-18-2009, 02:13 PM
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02 no start. help me please

truck was broke down 2days ago believed it to be gelled up. now it just wont start. filled it up with fuel and some additive. we got it towed home last night and left it plugged in until today. tried starting it it just cranked hard. checked the oil it was low so filled it upw ith oil. tried again. cranked hard. filled it up with fuel. cranked easier but still wont fire. WTF is wrong with my truck. im gonna try taking off the bullydog tonight maybe that has something to do with it. i just dont know what to do with this freaking truck right now. i cant take it to the dealership for a while i need it running as were short on vehicles. what do i do what tests can i run help me here guys.
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:02 PM
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Plug the truck in, be sure it is working. Let it sit plugged in for at least 2 hours..meanwhile..

Go to find this:

FPPF MELTDOWN



Pour half in the tank, use the rest in a 50/50 mix with diesel in the fuel bowl, and put in a NEW filter. Trust me.
Wait 10 minutes, cycle the fuel pump 10 times, and try to start it.

Add fuel conditioner immediately if it starts. Use a whole quart of power-Service.
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:09 PM
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Maybe it was never "gelled" in the first place and you had another problem but assumed it was the cold that caused it?

You have to start with the basics,,, does the wait-to-start light come on, is it cranking OK (fast enough)? are you getting fuel to the filter? to the injectors? ever see smoke out the tailpipe while your cranking?

Is there ANY possible way to get it scanned for codes? That would be the fastest way to get it going again...
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:11 PM
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As cold as it's been in Michigan....my first thought would be gelled fuel or ice...that's also the easiest to check, so I advised it.
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Sure, I understand only, he's had a previous thread (last week) where he's tried putting 911 in the filter housing and tank and has been plugging it in (didn't make that clear here I know....)

Also, I don't remember now, but did we talk about the most obvious thing? The CPS???? GlowPlug System working?

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yeah it seemed gelled up. idk if that was the original problem. im gonna check and see if theres fuel getting to the bowl by doing the flip switch on back and cycle key thing. if not im gonna pull codes i think i can wiht my bdog. the wait to start light comes on then goes off like normal but the water in fuel light stays on.
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:18 PM
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thats next on my list. im gonna go get one from international tomorrow probably. i gotta try everything.
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:34 PM
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Didn't know Noralph..

Smokinstroke;

Did you change the filter? If it has water in it....it'll give you no end of trouble. Change it.
If it's plugged in, the glow plugs won't matter as much, if at all. Mine started this AM after a -6 overnight with no glow plugs, I just hit the key...I was amazed.
Be SURE the engine heater works. I know mine does, as it sparks a tiny bit when plugging it in..also, the temp guage will register up a bit from dead cold position if it's working..
Also, diesel 911 won't work nearly as well as the FPPF.
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:08 PM
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im geting some fppf in the morning. and im gonna probably end up picking up another filter. gonna drain the fuel bowl and see if it fills back up too. i gotta figure this shet out.
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is it trying to start? Or just do nothing? I helped a friend last week. I used my sct to check codes. It was not getting a signal. The number 30 duse was blown.It cranked hard cause their batteries were beat.But the reason for a no start was the #30 fuse.
not saying thats it but check it. Its free to check it. If its trying to fire or any sputtering thats not it.
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