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Old 02-21-2008, 01:21 PM
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Brisco No Start!!!! 911!!!

OK...So it's been a week since I drove my truck last and it's been freezing for most of those 7 days.

I get in the truck today at about 3pm and go to crank it over...the starter is spinning, glowplug light is turning off and he is trying to start...but nothing. I even hear the fuel pump. So I pop the hood and check the fuel bowl...it's full but whammy!!! I notice the glowplug solenoid towards the firewall is smoking a little. I checked it and the rubber boot that covers the +contact is REALLY hot! I checked the voltage and I'm at 10.2v with the key off and 8.2v with the key on and the plugs warming up. You think it's a battery thing or is the truck just really cold???

I did put the block heater on so I'll check after a few hours. Also, after I was cranking for a while I heard a very quick Dadadadadada clicking from the dash and when I turned the key off, the wipers would cycle. Anyone have a clue on that??? Thanks guys!

Ohh yeah. I checked and it's not the CPS. Tach is moving.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:23 PM
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Sounds to me like Ol' Ditty just needs little boost of juice.....that would kinda explain the wipers, but I don't know about the glowplug solenoid????
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:25 PM
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You need to check your batt cables are lose if you are hearing that clickig under the dash it will not start.

Hope this hepls
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:25 PM
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Check the connections on the solenoid. A lose connection would cause high amps and produce heat. Check the battery cables also.
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I checked all the cables and everything is fine. If I tried cranking it too much would that cause the GP solenoid to get hot there? I tried for about 20 mins to crank it. I think now my batteries are DEAD!
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:53 PM
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The Gp soleniod should not get hot during cranking. Your starter soleniod would get hot after long periods of cranking though.

Your battery voltage is telling a story though. I would put a charger on them. You should have 12 volts. The extreme cold may have took some power from your batteries.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:56 PM
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maybes he's mad that you are gonna start driving the neon J/K bud.

i agree with the battery charging idea. maybe a new gpr if it is getting that hot
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Before you hook the charger to your batteries, disconnect the batteries, clean the terminals, then charge them, then hook them back up. Then put some dielectric grease on them to prevent corrossion. I go through this at least once a winter.
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Dang Ditty, I hope you get it figured out soon!
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Depending on what part of Columbia you're in, I'm probably only about 20 mins away if I can help somehow. Given the forecast for tomorrow, I'm sure you'd like to get this up tonight!

Definitely still learning diesel as I've only had one for a month, but I do have AutoEnginuity (along with a charger/jumper cables). PM sent with contact info if you need it.
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