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F250 Ford 7.3 L Powerstroke Hard to Start Cold

2000 Model Powerstroke is hard to start when cold. Outdoor temperature does not get much below 50 F and it is hard to start.

I don't run the truck every day which probably doesn't help. Once it gets warmed up it starts fine.

Two new batteries installed this summer.

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  • M5G3 Dec 03, 2008

    Thanks for all your help...I'll try em one at at time...I did find a loose battery terminal connection...not real tight; just snug. I'm gonna give it a try and then proceed to checking voltage and glow plugs. Thanks!

  • M5G3 Dec 03, 2008

    Mileage on truck is 79000 and filters all replaced recently.

    I did find one battery with a snug terminal...not real tight...so I will try that out and see if it solves the problem. If not I will proceed to the comments received.



    I have not done anything with the glow plugs ... I will check the voltage on coil and have glow plugs checked.



    Many thanks for your info..

  • tumunga May 11, 2010

    When is the last time the filters were changed? How many miles are on the truck? It might need new glow plugs.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    starts cold, but won"t hardly turnover after getting warm.

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I have a 2000 F250 with Powerstroke and my buddy has a 02 with same engine. Both of us have had the same problem. There are two coils (look like starter coils) on top of the engine that can be seen from the passenger side of the truck. The shorter of the two, has to do with supplying voltage to the glow plugs. When this coil gets older, it breaks down causing a higher resistance in the circuit. Which reduces the volts that the glow plugs see. In turn resembles a problem with the plugs. My buddy and I changed the coils and both trucks start like new. The part cost $80-$90. and can be changed in less than 5 minutes. Glow plugs are a lot bigger job and more expensive.

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Definately replace the glow plugs i'm 95% sure this will fix your problem had one of these in the shop the other day for a detail and at the same time fixed his hard starting issues.

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