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post #1 of 27 Old 04-21-2009, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation truck wont start!!! help!!

my truck wont start it will crank over for a long time but just will not catch fire idk what to do or where to start! truck is a 96 350 with the 10K mod, k&n intake and a 3in dp.
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first thing to check is check to see if its getting fuel.
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i can smell the fuel coming out of the tail pipe and it blows white/gray smoke while cranking over
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need to get a scanner on it and look for codes , also need to read data with a scanner and see what it doesnt have , rpm signal, oil pressure , things like that , just because you see some smoke and smell fuel doesnt mean it has fuel pressure either

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^^^^^ what he said ^^^^^
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plug it in and see what it does brother

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quick update i tested both batteries and one failed so i went and got 2 new ones from advance auto put em in truck cranks over much better but still wont start i also pulled the fuel filter and it is full of fuel looks clean and filter does not appear to be clogged. i would put it on a scanner but i dont have one i think it might be the glow plug relay it was really hot the other day when i had the same problem the night before and now it is cold to the touch does not warm up at all
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if the glow plug relay went bad could it take out the glow plugs with it? i am still fairly new to this
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You don't need glowplugs to start it. I think.
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really??? it is still about 45 here i thought that i needed them to start the truck if not then y are they there lol?
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