hard to start HELP - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 03-04-2009, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
hard to start HELP

2000 e450 with 7.3 has trouble starting, in morning , just when colder out, turns over excellent
kwiederhold is offline  
post #2 of 6 Old 03-04-2009, 03:15 PM
If it aint a CAT itsa DOG

 
dieseldan2005's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Branch, MN
Posts: 4,553
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
check the glow plug relay.

Diesel Dan

10,000 LAKES CHAPTER MEMBER


2003 F350 Crew cab long box, FX4, 6.0, torqshift, Lariat.
dieseldan2005 is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 03-04-2009, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
where is the glow plug relay located on the e450?

will the relay being bad cause a hard start when cold? thanks
kwiederhold is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 03-04-2009, 03:30 PM
If it aint a CAT itsa DOG

 
dieseldan2005's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Branch, MN
Posts: 4,553
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If the relay is bad then it won't allow the glow plugs to operate properly resulting in your hard start. I believe the relay is located by the passenger side valve cover. It looks like a starter relay. I will try to find a pic for you.

Diesel Dan

10,000 LAKES CHAPTER MEMBER


2003 F350 Crew cab long box, FX4, 6.0, torqshift, Lariat.
dieseldan2005 is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 03-04-2009, 03:31 PM
If it aint a CAT itsa DOG

 
dieseldan2005's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Branch, MN
Posts: 4,553
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ok check this link. It will show you the locations of both the air intake heater and the glow plug relay. Glow Plug / AIH Relay locations

Diesel Dan

10,000 LAKES CHAPTER MEMBER


2003 F350 Crew cab long box, FX4, 6.0, torqshift, Lariat.
dieseldan2005 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 03-04-2009, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks will check out
kwiederhold 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