Hard starting - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 02-10-2008, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
PMR = JUNK

 
Jake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NW, Ohio
Posts: 11,199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Jake Send a message via Yahoo to Jake
Hard starting

I've been a member here for a while, but ive just been lurking in the shadows, but anyway, lately my 7.3 has been starting a bit harder than when i first got it, it just seems to take a bit more cranking before it fires. What could be causing it to do that?
Jake is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 02-10-2008, 08:22 PM
Desert Shield/Storm Vet

 
vitalidle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Munising, MI.
Posts: 9,092
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Could be your glow plugs or the relay weak batteries etc. Plug your truck in tomorrow night and then try starting it. If it starts better then I would next check your relay and glow plugs and then go from there.

2002 F-250 4x4 EC, SRW, SB
Auto 93,000 miles
DP Tuner F5
ATS Compressor and 1.0 Exhaust housing high flow back plate
Turbo Back 4" Silverline Exhaust Mbrp Muffler Delete
Isspro Trans,Pyro,Boost Triple Pod
Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
AIH Delete With Boost Fitting

vitalidle is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 02-10-2008, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
PMR = JUNK

 
Jake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NW, Ohio
Posts: 11,199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Jake Send a message via Yahoo to Jake
it does it even at operating temp. i can shut it off and restart it seconds later and it still does it. could it still be the glow plugs?
Jake is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 02-10-2008, 08:33 PM
Desert Shield/Storm Vet

 
vitalidle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Munising, MI.
Posts: 9,092
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hmm how long are you talking? 3-5 seconds is normal. Any other issues? How does it run otherwise? Are you keeping up with the general maint such as fuel filters diesel rated oil air filters etc?

2002 F-250 4x4 EC, SRW, SB
Auto 93,000 miles
DP Tuner F5
ATS Compressor and 1.0 Exhaust housing high flow back plate
Turbo Back 4" Silverline Exhaust Mbrp Muffler Delete
Isspro Trans,Pyro,Boost Triple Pod
Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
AIH Delete With Boost Fitting

vitalidle is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 02-10-2008, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
PMR = JUNK

 
Jake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NW, Ohio
Posts: 11,199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Jake Send a message via Yahoo to Jake
its probably right around 3 or 4 seconds, its just that when i first got it, it would pretty much pop right off, now its takin a bit longer, im just worried about it gettin worse and leavin me stranded. it runs great otherwise. as far as maintenance goes, ive only had it a few months, im gettin close to doin the first oil change. the previous owner took really good care of it and kept up on the maintenance.
Jake is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 02-11-2008, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
PMR = JUNK

 
Jake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NW, Ohio
Posts: 11,199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Jake Send a message via Yahoo to Jake
nobody else has any thing to say?
Jake is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 02-11-2008, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
PMR = JUNK

 
Jake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NW, Ohio
Posts: 11,199
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Jake Send a message via Yahoo to Jake
somebody...
Jake is offline  
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome