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1989 diesel won't start when cold not getting 12 volts,if I Hotwire it it will start and be good for the day

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Need to plugit in before you start it nd make sure its warm

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SOURCE: 2003 dodge 2500 diesel cold

I think you are expecting entirely too much from your vehicle. You say it is below 50 ... can this be 50 below (zero)?

The diesel trucks I operate hate to start in cold weather ... in fact they will not start even with either, below 30 period unless I have the engine heater plugged in (engine block heater). In fact I hate to start when it is cold, too. So, when the temperature dips, I plug the trucks in, and get extra coffee for myself. With the trucks warmed over night, there is no unnecessary wear and tear on MAN or MACHINE. Trucks start right up and my guys are on the road.

Just my thoughts based on my experience with my trucks ... yours are admittedly much newer and probably better maintained than mine.

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