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93 7.3 ford started right up after putting on new solenoid. Thank you Mr. Turcotte....NOW!!! It started up a couple of times and would die after about 5 seconds...Then would crank and crank and nothing until ran down the batteries. It did start a couple of times while pumping the accelerator. Now it wont....Any ideas? I got a new filter to put on tomorrow to see if that would do the trick. Glow plugs and injectors????????????

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  • slandry311 Jan 01, 2011

    My brother thought to try heating up the glow plugs about 4-5 times and it started.....so we're guessing glow plugs. Will have diesel mechanic take a look next week. thanks

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Hi again. My first guess here would be fuel pump. First check your oil level to see if the diaphram is busted and letting fuel into the crankcase. That's a dead giveaway of a bad pump.
Even if you don't find fuel in the oil, I would still crack loose a fitting on the high pressure side of the pump either at the pump or the injector pump and crank the engine to see if there is fuel pressure. If you have fuel pressure, then I'm probably not the right guy to help, as I have limited diesel experience. Other guys can chime in on this request--you don't have to enter another one to get their help.

Thanks again for using FixYa, Jeff

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    Jeff Turcotte Jan 01, 2011

    Hi, running for 5 seconds and dying is indicative of fuel issue. If you have good pressure from the fuel pump itself, I would look at injector pump. Again, I'm not a diesel guy. If this problem continues, I recommend you put in a new problem explaining everything you have checked/done and current status. See if you can draw response of a diesel mechanic by using appropriate words in the problem. We do have diesel guys on the site.

    Happy New year to you,
    Jeff

  • slandry311 Mar 06, 2011

    Hi Jeff,

    I have a 91 camry dx wagon automatic with 235 k miles.. that runs good on flat land and downhill( shifts perfectly and runs good)...going uphill is the problem...from a stop or at a red light it takes forever to get going...It starts right up and idles great. It does seem to have a valve tapping along with the power problem...your thoughts???

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    Jeff Turcotte Mar 07, 2011

    Hi, I would run a compression test. If you have a bad lifter/lash adjuster, you may not be getting anything out of that cylinder. Plus the tapping is going to wear out the cam lobe. OK?
    If you need info on replacing the adjuster, let me know.

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