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In cold weather my 97 f 250 7.3 turbo is hard to start.

The truck has 144,000 miles on it and I have to turn on and off 4 or 5 times before the engine will start. I watch the wait to start light and when it goes out i turn the key off then on again. This should not have to be considering the coldest it gets around here is about 10 degrees F. Any ideas?

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  • cooperlawn Mar 07, 2009

    97 F250 HD with the 7.3 power stroke, It hard starting (you have to crank it mutiple time before it will start. how does the glow plug relay work so i can check it with my multi meter?

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Are you using your block heater? I had the same problem this winter. I didn't think my truck had a block heater because it hadn't been pulled out all these years and I couldn't find it. I finally found it under the battery on the driver side. It was still factory tied up. Anyway, I plugged in the truck for about two hours. When I tried to start it, the light was only on for about 3 seconds and it started right up.

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If your "WAIT TO START" light only comes on momentaraly after the first time then it is probabaly a glow plug controler or other wise known as a glowplug relay has probably gone bad. if that doesnt solve the problem then you can also try replacing your glow plugs but that can get costly I have a 1994 7.3 ltr and a 1987 6.9 ltr and had very simular problems on both the relay was bad on one and the glow plugs were shot on the other if you have any other questions you can email me.

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