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Old 03-04-2008, 01:25 PM
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TRUCK HAS A BAD MISS AND HARD TO START WHEN COLD

hey guys i am relatively new to the site, since i have joined my trucks been having the problems. i get a real bad viberation when just slow throttle from 35 to 55 then it smoothes out if i gun it there isnt any shaking. the only way i can think of how it acts is missing but u can feel it shaking. the hard starts i imagine are the glow plugs or the relay. i get a lil white smoke when started up and thats it. i think my miss is an injector or two not working right but i dont know if there is anything else the truck has 173000+ on it
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:26 PM
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it has done this since i bought it but for 3000 dollars from an old farmer i couldnt pass it up
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:50 PM
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Do you feel its from the engine or drivetrain issues?
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:58 PM
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Is it a 5spd? May be the dual mass flywheel coming apart.
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I'm gonna bet on a UVCH (Under Valve Cover Harness) coming loose...
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:04 PM
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its an auto recently rebuild upgraded shift kit and torque converter, new u joints on all drive shafts. i dont think that is is a drive train issue because there is no shackin when u let of throtle, and because everything was just done 5000 miles ago when i first bought the truck. i know i should get a buzz test and a cylinder contribution test done but i dont have the money right now i just didnt know if there was another way or maybe a quick fix i changed the oil and filter and air filter and fuel filter on top the engine last week. didnt help nothing
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:07 PM
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that could be to check that all i have to do is pull off the valve covers and make sure all connections are tight? this is my first diesel i have worked of gas my other truck is an f150 with the striaght 6 thats what i use to drive now i just havent been able to get this truck fixed up, but for the price i couldnt pass it down
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:31 PM
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Yeah Tom is probobly right. Here check this out Under Valve Cover Harness
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:48 PM
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would that still be the case if my check engine light has never came on? i want to buy that auto enginuity for my laptop but its winter time and mother nature isnt helping the construction workers here in ohio out. i have all the time in the world to mess around with fixing my truck but no money to buy anything
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:51 PM
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Its possible. Really if you can find someone to scan your truck its a great starting point without wasting your time and money throwing parts you might not need at it
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