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88 ford 7.3 hard to start


Created On Friday April 11, 2008 13:47 Diesel Talk
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ajdeereman
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I have a 88 7.3 that is hard to start when it is below 50 deg outside. I have replaced the glow plugs and they are on a push button. It willl start fine if plugged in, but good luck if it is not. Once the truck has ran for a little bit it will start right up. But if it sets for about 3 hrs it is hard to start. When you crank it it puffs smoke but won't pop off. Any help I am getting furstrated.
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dieselgeezer
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Check to see if you have an engine block heater installed. (right side of block above starter; electrical cord attached)
Plug in for 30 to 45 minutes before starting. Available at dealers or diesel engine supply.
Also make sure the fuel return system is not leaking.

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While mine is computer operated yours is manual. Just because you push the button on the dash does not mean the voltage is going to the glow plugs. Make sure that you have a decent power to the plugs. I'm thinking the relay is bad or you have volts, not amps.

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