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Old 12-29-2009, 02:30 PM
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1999 PSD Hard to Start

My 1999 PSD w/72000 miles is hard to start when cold. Installed new GPR and one GP has high resistence. The batteries are originals. Could they be the problem?
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Your starting system could well be the problem. I replaced my GPR, the glow plug harnesses, and the glow plugs, with little success. Kept checking my cables/batteries/starter, and it wasn't until the starter and one of the batteries failed that I got the beast to start in the cold without plugging it in at night.

Make sure you go through the simple stuff too, like cleaning the battery terminals/cables. Before my battery/starter change, there was a slight drag during starting that I didn't really notice. Not until I replaced the battery that died and the starter that failed did I realize how quickly the truck should turn over. Made a huge difference. Starts in the mornings after very low overnight temps, without ever plugging it in. Oh, my truck has almost 200,000 on it.
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:39 PM
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1999 PSD Hard to Start

Thanks for the info....New batteries tomorrow. When the dealership did a voltage check on them they said they were OK but that was without load. Batteries wear down after 6 times of trying to start. If I plug it in it will start fine. The batteries are the original bateeries when I bought the truck new
in "99" got 10 years out of them.
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