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post #1 of 3 Old 10-28-2008, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Another Cold Starting Problem

I am having problems starting my 2000 model F250 on cool mornings, I live in Louisiana, so cool is relative. I bought this truck last July, so I have no reference on typical cold starting or history on repairs, this is my first 7.3, but not my first diesel. Now to describe the problem, so far the problem has only occurred in the morning when the temp.was in the low 40's the night before, turn the key, wait for the "wait" light to go out, then crank for a few seconds no start, turn off key repeat, 2nd or 3rd try it fires right up with lots of gray/white smoke for the next 30-60 seconds. Note it runs smooth as soon as it does fire up, I am wondering if this may be a Glow Plug relay issue, or perhaps some sensor, any thoughts? We have only had 5-6 cool nights so far this year, and this starting issue occurs only after lows below 50 degrees.

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Test the glow plug relay, that is probably bad..

Plug it in for a hour or so before you try to start it. I bet it will fire right up.

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Glow plug relay was bad, we will see if that was the only problem when the next cold front comes through.

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