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Old 01-06-2007, 09:12 AM
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Slow starting

Hi folks, first post, unfortunately, I'm sure it won't be the last. I just bought a 99 f350, 7.3 PSD with 97k on the clock. I'm having a starting issue. It's taking 5 to 7 seconds or so for the thing to fire. It turns over fast the first couple of seconds, slows down and then will fire up. I had a Ford dealer do a pre purchase inspection (bought it out of state) and the service manager had told me that the batteries did not have enough CCA's. After getting the truck home, I found that the batteries are 2 month old AC Delcos rated at 875 CCA's. The previous owner finally fessed up that he had been having this problem and had replaced th batteries and the glow plug relay and had not solved the problem. The dealership service manager now is suggesting that the starter may be going bad. He also is now confessing that the previous owner told him he had to jump start the thing when he took it for the pre purchase inspection and had been having this problem. The service manager said he did not tell me this because "he didn't want to get in the middle". So much for having an inspection done!
I have taken the truck to Advance Auto and had the batteries checked, they are good. The test also showed that the starter amp draw was not excessive. Any suggestions as to where to check next?

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Old 01-06-2007, 09:17 AM
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take the starter and have it checked ,if batteries test good, starter drag can cause this concern
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Also check your battery cables and connectors.
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Thanks for the help. I cleaned and checked all of the connectors yesterday. No change. I guess I'll pull the starter and have it checked next. Does anyone know if injectors can cause these symptoms? This is a problem that occurs when to thing is hot or cold, of course it's taking longer when it's cold.

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Problem solved! New starter and she starts like a champ. It was drawing 1200amps! Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:56 AM
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good deal ,thought that was the problem
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