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95 cranks, no start..
My 95 f250 will crank but not fire...
I just got back from a vacation and went to start my truck.. It had been sitting for 5 days un-touched.. I turned the key waited for the glowplug light to shut off and it just cranked... I figured it had got kind of chilly out while I was gone so maybe from sitting it just needed a few more glow plug cycles... So I cycled the key on and off a few times before trying to start it again and that worked for me..
That was last Friday night. No problems since.
Fast forward to yesterday, i went out to start it in the morning and it cranked for awhile then fired, ran rough for a few seconds, smoothed out and it was good for the rest of the day.
Now this morning I go out to start it.. It got down in the 40s last night, but that shouldn't be too cold for the truck to not start after not being plugged in.
I get in the truck and turn the key, wait to start light comes on, goes off, try to start it and it just cranks. Doesn't even try to fire. Cycle the glowplugs a few times and try again... Just cranks and puffs blue smoke...
So now I'm thinking glow plug relay.. I go pick one up after work tonight... Go out to the truck and try to start it, cycle the key and it fires right up, I put it in first and it shuts off.
Try to start it again and it cranks, tried to start but wouldn't... Tried again and it just cranks..
This leads me to believe its not the relay... But maybe the cam sensor? Not sure but I would like to get this fixed asap... Currently my only means of transportation