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My 1998 f350 with 7.3 deisel motor wont start after on week of sitting can pull it off to start batteries are fully charged plenty of fuel turns over but wont crank even with starting fluid . checked for air in fuel line, filters glow plugs why wont it start?

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Change the oil. Thick oil winter can cause it, or over diluted oil too. Got similar issue with my mark 1. Bought it but never ran more than 30 secs. Just drained 8 litres of oil out!!! Glad I changed the carby now. Hope you changed the condenser too. Once the plugs are fouled (may look OK) they are no good so might have to change them again.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 7.3 F350 WONT START

starter might be going bad that can cause it to drain the batterys

did you check to see if it is getting fuel if it has duel tanks the valve to switch tanks can go out and that can stick in a position were it doesnt allow any fuel to pass it could be the pump too

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SOURCE: have a 85 f-250 diesel that won't start

7.3 diesel i assume?i had one years ago and the controller for the glow plugs went bad,couldnt heat up the fuel enough to ignite,or the injection pump went bad or is out of timing

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SOURCE: truck cranks good when cold, but after it gets hot

check your earth connection and clean it up for a start

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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