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Cant get truck to start

was really cold dint try to start last 2 days now wont start any ideas
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plug it in (block heater) for about three hours, then try again. refer to his thread for cold starting problems..... Winter Operation, Hard Starting, Hissing Sound Etc...

let us know how it goes.....

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no block heater
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what year?

almost all PSD's will have the heater.....you may not have the cord. Look under truck, locate your oil filter. arounf that area, you should see the block heater and cord there. follow that cord to the front of the truck, you'll usually find it zip tied behind bumper oir grill if it's never been used.

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All PSD'S have a block heater, starting in 05 the cable was a $45 add on, but the heater is still stock. Look at the top of the oil filter mount, you will see a oragish electrical connector, follow the cable to the front of the truck, if it has never been used it will be zip tied up behind the fog light area. Also follow my instructions in the write up linked to above. A properly working PSD should start unassisted down to 20 below.

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I feel ya. my trucks in my school parking lot gelled up. shes gotta be towed tomorrow afternoon after school gets out

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thanks guys yeah mines at school and not goin ill go look in the morning
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yea luckily i have another truck to drive but i think insurance is gonna pay my towing.

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Follow the link posted to my write up above. You need to do preventative maintenance because there is never a good time for things not to work. Why tow it for being gelled? Either push it into a warm shop, or get a couple cans of Diesel 911 and un gel her????
A new FF would be a good idea too!!

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