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My truck is very hard to start when it is a cold motor. Once I start it it cranks right back up but I almost run the battery down trying to start it in the morning.

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If its diesel check the glow plugs

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

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  • andrew Apr 03, 2015

    So you've took spark plugs out and changed them I am not all that familiar with the type of engine that you mention but I think you need to be looking in the direction of a coil pack plug leads does it have a distributor cap at all if so check the contacts inside maybe change it for a new one and also the rotar arm that's only if you have a distributor cap set up on your vehicle but I think your trouble will be more of electrical

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Change to a low viscosity oil such as 5W30. It will flow very well in colder weather. The higher viscosity oil is like bacon grease, kind of sludgy until it is warmed up.

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When was the last time you changed or cleaned the spark plugs. I had an older car and just would not fire up when it was real cold outside. We ran down two batteries so at zero degrees Fahrenheit I changed the spark plugs. No problem after that
also is your carburetor set up so the choke is working properly?

Posted on Apr 01, 2015

Testimonial: "I already changed the spark plugs, that did not help. there is no way to adjust the choke, idle speed or timing on this vehicle. I pulled the plugs and they were wet with gas. I turned the motor over with the plugs out and gas pumped out of the spark plug holes !"

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  • Dan Apthorp Apr 02, 2015

    Is your air filter clean? Maybe pumping too much gas

  • Pete Mckean
    Pete Mckean Apr 02, 2015

    yes it's clean. I brought it to a shop. I think one of the startup sensors is bad and it can only be found through computer diagnostics

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    Pete Mckean Apr 02, 2015

    I think it fuel pressure is too high at start up

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tune it up. (fresh spark parts work best in cold and for sure damp wheather.
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the ecu, anticipates the next cold start,
it knows how much to open the iSC valve, to get a good start cold
and if colder to day, it opens more. (math)
if it (ISC) is gummed up,fas all do, it cant start right
so next time, try %10 throttle, starting, emulating a good ISC.
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You need new glow plugs. Im guessing you live somewhere kind of cold maybe. It starts just fine after running because the motor is already warm. Quick start will work.....or at least it did for me until I used one mornig and went to crank and BOOM. It blew my air filter case to pieces and caught the filter on fire. Starting fluid is not meant for diesel motors. If you cant afford new glow plugs what worked for me is turn on the key all the way but dont crank wait 10 sec then repeat a few times and it should crank unless its really cold out or the plugs are really bad. Trust me thats what it is. I replaced mine and now It cranks right up even when its super cold.

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