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First cold day, no start?

It's friggin' September, and here in the most northern part of Minnesota, my 7.3 Dizzle would not start this morning.
2003 with 114k miles. Runs perfect, but had a tough time at 30 degrees. Would turn over, but not start. Just blew smoke out of the pipe. Bad gow plugs??? Injector??? First time it has done this, and it's only getting colder. Please help. Thanks.
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have ya tryd putting any fuel additaves or plugging it up... not real sure but some one will get ya soon to help out...

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Hmm was it white smoke? Also are you batteries fully charged and up to snuff?

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check your glow plug relay i had to replace mine last winter

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if its a 99-03 7.3 it will be the short relay located in the valley of the motor in front of the fuel filter housing. reason i say short relay because there is one right beside it that is identical but is taller.

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check your glow plug relay i had to replace mine last winter
check that and the batteries those would be my first suggestions

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It was white smoke. The batteries and alternator were new last winter. After trying to crank it for a while, I did put the charger on it and then it started, but kind of rough.
Today it started, but also rough and blew white smoke for a bit, then cleaned up. Runs fine once it's going down the road.
So start with glow plug relay? Thanks guys!!!
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Yeah if your batteries aren't holding a charge they will crank the motor over, but you need 10.5 volts for the pcm in order for the truck to start.

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How about a new starter & some synthetic oil?.....

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