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Difficulty starting 1990 Dodge Cummins.

This has been the startin'est truck I've ever had and Ive had it for about 14 years. It only has about 175,000 miles. Recently it acts much like schmalfarm described. I already changed the lift pump, which made no difference; then the fuel filter and water separator. The latter helped a lot, but it still acts a bit like you would have run it out of fuel and then not bled it properly. I have pinched off the return line and let it sit for several hours and then did the same with the supply line. Made no difference; evidently it is not bleeding back, and I can see no leak.
What could be the problem?

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  • fschrock Jun 29, 2009

    Don't think it could be the glow plugs. I normally did not use the pre-heat except in cold weather and it fired right off. Now the weather is hot.

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Glow plugs and/or controller

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