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crank no start no smoke

99 e350 all stock except turbo back exhaust. Yesterday after work my van wouldnt start , only 10 degrees out. Got it inside plugged in the block heater warmed the oil pan with a propane torch and charged it for about 10 min. Started right up. Did an oil change and wouldn't start again. Did all the same stuff again, waited about 10 minutes. Started right up. When I got home I plug in the block heater. I left it plugged in all night. I went to go start it this morning and it would not start. When I turn on my ignition I can feel the fuel pump running and I can feel the glow plug solenoid click. When I turn on the ignition the voltage gauge will drop and then kick back up after the glow plug solenoid turns off. I would think that the glow plugs are at least functioning a little bit by seeing this. It has been sitting in the garage for at least 3 hours now, the garage is 70 degrees. Still won't start. I don't have a tack to see if I am getting an RPM signal. I am NOT getting any smoke out of the exhaust either. It doesn't even smell like any fuel is trying to be burned. What do you guys think I should check next. Unfortunately I don't have a scan tool right now. Any help would be great thanks.
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you need to start by checking codes. if you don't have the tools to do so, you need to obtain them from somewhere/someone.
you have no smoke, so it's not going to be a glow plug issue. you need a device to scan and monitor PIDs. simple as that

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No scan tool needed. I checked voltage when cranking and it droped to 8 volts. It cranked surprisingly fast for dropping so low. The batteries must have had enough amperage to crank it but not enough voltage to actuate the injectors. I put two new batteries in and it started right up.
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No scan tool needed. I checked voltage when cranking and it droped to 8 volts. It cranked surprisingly fast for dropping so low. The batteries must have had enough amperage to crank it but not enough voltage to actuate the injectors. I put two new batteries in and it started right up.
, i was gonna say that...

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