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Old 09-19-2010, 09:42 PM
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pick yer brain glow plug question

I got me a 99 powerstroke ambulance from the county auction for a decent price, 200,000 miles on the odometer. I was trying to figure out why it won't start without starting fluid and was checking the glow plug relay. noticed that they had disconnected it and taped off the leads (the small wires) anyway, I got a new relay and new plugs coming in (just cause), but was wondering if anyone can think of a reason somebody would disconnect the thing in the first place.... I'm in Hawaii if that means anything (no winter). I also noticed there were a couple box's wired up under the dash. one i know is an idle raiser thing for charging the batt. one is a overdrive tuner and one says "soft start" if any of you can give some info if I should keep these or toss them that would be appreciated as well.



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Old 09-19-2010, 11:48 PM
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Hi the hard start is definitely your injectors. If you need to use starting fluid and the engine starts I can guarantee you that you need new injectors. You can find good and fairly priced injectors on ebay. Being a Firefighter I know of all the extra wiring the mechanics add to these trucks so personally i wouldn’t mess with it too much the only cool add on that might come in handy might be a HIGH IDLE Switch which is turned on when you put it in Park and step on the Parking brake. If you want to be 100% that your injectors are the problem take it to the Ford Stealership and they should be able to perform a diagnostics for you for about $120.
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Thanks for the reply... the high idle is def cool. gonna keep that for sure. gonna try everything else before I drop a grand on injectors. I hope you arn't right ;P
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