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Old 02-10-2008, 08:19 PM
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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?
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:22 PM
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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.
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:31 PM
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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?
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:33 PM
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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?
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Old 02-10-2008, 08:58 PM
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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.
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:58 PM
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nobody else has any thing to say?
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:11 PM
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