Wont start when its cold - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-27-2013, 04:29 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Wont start when its cold

I have a 2000 F-250 that when its below 40 F it wont start unless its plugged in. Even at 40 it's slow starting. I checked the glow plugs and they are working. There are no codes except exhaust backpressure which has been on since i installed an exhaust brake. Any ideas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-27-2013, 12:18 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,564
Thanks: 1
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Batteries......you checked-the ohm's of each glow plug?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-27-2013, 12:47 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I had the same issue with my 99 a few times. There is a censor in there (I can't for the life of me remember which one) It was easy to change though. Back then it was like $37.00 to fix.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-27-2013, 12:50 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Cam Shaft Sensor.............it's already been a long freaking week!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-27-2013, 01:00 PM
COME ON...ONE TIME!!


 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Fletcher, NC
Posts: 16,644
Thanks: 61
Thanked 53 Times in 52 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Batteries sound weak, that's why its slow to start when its been plugged in. Cam position sensor will not allow the truck to start at all....its not the CPS that's the problem. It sounds like your glow plug relay is bad. You can test it by taking a DC volt meter and checking across the large terminals on the gpr. When key is off you should see battery voltage. When key is turned on, you should see zero volts across the same terminals. And you should hear a loud "click", telling you its working. If you still see battery voltage, then the gpr is bad.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-27-2013, 04:51 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The batteries are brand new. The glow plug relay is clicking and getting voltage to the glow plugs. What should the ohm reading be? I can't remember what mine was but i will check them again.

Last edited by mcmullentrucks; 03-27-2013 at 04:51 PM. Reason: misspelling
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-27-2013, 05:03 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,564
Thanks: 1
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
0.8 - 1.2 ohms
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-27-2013, 05:35 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,785
Thanks: 3
Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Slow crank sounds like batteries, or battery cables. Hard start could be a number of things, but I'll guess that you're running 15W40, and if you switched to 5W40, it would be a little better for you. Try plugging it in if you can. If that solves the hard start, my money will be on oil.

**reread first post. Plugging it in works. I say oil, since your GP's are checking out good.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 03-27-2013, 05:42 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I dont think its the oil since i have owned this truck since 05 and never had an issue before this year. I also have a 97 that i run the same oil in and it starts fine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 03-27-2013, 09:45 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have the same problem with my 2002 im getting ready to do a icp
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors