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Old 03-04-2009, 03:09 PM
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hard to start HELP

2000 e450 with 7.3 has trouble starting, in morning , just when colder out, turns over excellent
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:15 PM
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check the glow plug relay.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:27 PM
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where is the glow plug relay located on the e450?

will the relay being bad cause a hard start when cold? thanks
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:30 PM
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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.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:31 PM
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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
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:46 PM
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thanks will check out
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