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post #11 of 15 Old 02-04-2009, 06:32 AM
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it is absolutly 100 % normal for these model relays to click, do not replace any parts , its doing what it is supposed to do


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okay so the clicking is normal...now is it suppose to draw power like that? if you let it cycle till clicking stops the battery gauge clicks back everytime the relay clicks and then goes back to were it normally is before start up. it does this everytime it clicks. shouldnt it be drawing power the whole time there on not clicking on and off. I know my 97 pulls power the whole time the glow plugs are on cause i can watch the battery gauge click back to normal after i wait to start. ...hope this makes sense

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okay so the clicking is normal...now is it suppose to draw power like that? if you let it cycle till clicking stops the battery gauge clicks back everytime the relay clicks and then goes back to were it normally is before start up. it does this everytime it clicks. shouldnt it be drawing power the whole time there on not clicking on and off. I know my 97 pulls power the whole time the glow plugs are on cause i can watch the battery gauge click back to normal after i wait to start. ...hope this makes sense

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Glow plugs draw a TON of amps, so yes its normal for the gauge to do that. How long is the first draw? I mean if its 20* outside, and you turn the key to cycle the glow plugs and it automatically starts clicking at 1-3 second intervals, its not working properly. But if the initial one is like 7+ seconds long depending on the cold, and it does the short ones afterwards, then its normal. They are called afterglows, and it is to keep the fuel igniting in the cold combustion chamber on cold starts. Helps more and more as the temps get lower.
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Well then thats my problem. Once i turn the key the wait to start light comes on for a second goes off and it starts clicking. does do a long one at first. The truck wont start in the cold. I would say 25 or lower. Its a plow truck so i need to get this thing fixed lol.

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