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06 F350 hard start
A friend of mine is having a problem with his 06 F350, bone stock with no mods. When he goes to start it, it takes 5-10 tries to get the truck to start. Once it starts, it runs fine. The fuel filters are brand new, so that's not the issue. He recently changed the batteries, but it had the same problem before he changed them.
Anybody got any ideas? I'm thinking he may have a glow plug issue since it runs fine once it finally starts. I've heard of high pressure oil leaks causing hard starts too, but I'd think it would run at least a little bad with an issue like that. The truck is under the 100k warranty, but he's afraid it will be something that isn't covered, so he wanted some ideas before he takes it to the dealer.
I just talked to him again, and he said the truck seems sluggish when he's driving, so that makes me think even more that it's a high pressure leak.
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Last edited by tech10002; 01-09-2009 at 08:04 PM.