Question about 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cabs
I have a 1999 F250 SD 7.3L power stroke that is very hard to start in cold weather (30-40 degrees). I have to cycle thought the glow plug for 5-10 minutes. Sometimes it starts to fire off an quits and other time it just cranks. Eventually it will just fire right up.
Yes, my 2003 did the same with about 75k miles on it, stranded me on days it stayed under 40F unless I plugged in the block heater the night before, then it started like a champ. Dealer replaced the relay and a control unit under ESP warranty. There's no way to fix this one without throwing parts at it.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
Check the injectors have proper oil pressure the 7.3 has a huey system on it, meaning it has to see 750# of oil pressure before it will start. I had 6 bad injectors that had to be replaced. I used Diesel Power out of Paduacah KY $255.00 each + $200 core.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
Check the connection to the glow plug & make sure its making contact
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
It sounds like the glow plug relay is shot.common for 7.3L
Posted on Nov 14, 2008
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You have to have a good air flow through the condenser..make sure the condenser is clean and clear of debris, dirt, leaves, ect....make sure the fan or fan clutch is working properly?
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