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Can I use a regular solenoid in replace of glow plug solenoid relay on a 95 7.3 powerstroke

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No the amperage is to high and timer is integrated

Posted on Apr 05, 2015

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2015

    Thank you I bought the truck and that would explain why my wiring harness for glow plugs was burnt up they had a regular solenoid on it

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SOURCE: Glow PLugs and Relays

Good Day
The glow plug relays are located on the right front shock tower. Remove the cover and you will see two relays If I remember I think they are round, but not sure.

Please let me know how you make out and if there is anything else that I might be able to help you with.

Cheers

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SOURCE: How do you change the glow plugs and relay in a F350 1997

Hello, here is the proceedure. Any questions please ask. Good luck. CAUTION The red-striped wires on the 1994-96 DI Turbo engine carry 115 volts DC. A severe electrical shock may be given. Do not pierce the wires.

  1. Make sure the ignition switch is OFF.
  2. For 1994-96 engines, remove the valve cover.
  3. Disconnect the wire connector from the glow plug.
  4. Using a 10mm deep socket, with enough clearance as to not break or bend the wiring connector, unscrew the glow plug from the manifold.
To install:
  1. Place anti-seize on the threads of the glow plug and screw it into the manifold.
  2. Tighten the glow plug to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm).
  3. Plug the wiring connector.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.
  5. For 1994-96 engines, install the valve cover.
0900c152801cd773.jpgFig. 4: Disconnect the wire, then remove the glow plugs as shown

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: my 1997 F-350 powerstroke keeps blowing a 30 amp maxi fuse

I changed the glow plug controller selinoid haven't any problems since Thank You!

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: How do i replace my VW SHARAN 02 glow plug relay.

the glow plug relay is a little black box normally located in the fues box, the relay regulates power to the glow plugs, if the relay is not functioning correctly the plugs will not heat enough or, you will have to allow a longer time to let them heat up, it acts like a switch as such, when you turn on your ignition it switches over to make a contact inside, which inturn starts the heating prosess of the glow plugs when they are at the correct tempreture or the onbored computer detects they are it then switches back , without it , say just using a fuse instead, your glowplugs will just get hotter and hotter till they melted, and no you dont have to change the glow plugs hope this helps, ime not good at explaining stuff in writing lol

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SOURCE: Where are the glow plugs located on a 2005 F250

GLOW PLUGS ARE LOCATED UNDER THE VALVE COVERS.

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Check the batteries terminal for corrosion.

Check the cable and ground connections

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