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superduty-list Digest Mon, 05 Mar 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 026

In This Issue:
95 Powerstroke Hard Starting When Cold
Re: 95 Powerstroke Hard Starting When Cold
Re: 95 Powerstroke Hard Starting When Cold

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From: MRStace84 aol.com
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 10:44:19 EST
Subject: 95 Powerstroke Hard Starting When Cold


Hello List,

My dad has a 95 PowerStroke Diesel that he has owned for about a month.  Once
it gets under about 30 degrees, it won't start unless we plug the block
heater in.  This is the first diesel that we have ever owned, so we don't
know a whole lot about them,  but we have been told that something has to be
wrong with the truck, it should have to get much colder than that for
starting problems to occur.  What I was wanting to know if there is an easy
way to check glow plugs and things like that to diagnos the problem?  Thanks
in advance.

Stacy Fisher
95 F-250 Powerstroke Diesel
84 F150 4x4
98 Ranger XLT

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Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 10:00:30 -0600
From: "Charles Abraham" <abrahamc agcs.com>
Subject: Re: 95 Powerstroke Hard Starting When Cold


Stacy;

I took this off of the http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.ford diesel com/
under FAQS, note reported problem related to glow plug relay,

D.02 - Glow Plug Cycle
     The glow plug heat cycle is different depending on what model
     truck you have.  If you have a 1997, the glow plugs only heat
     when needed.  If the truck is warm, they will not heat up.
     Also, the glow plug heat cycle does not seem to coincide with
     the dash "Wait To Start" light.  The glow plugs actually heat
     up to 2 minutes.  You can tell how long your glow plugs heat
     by watching your voltmeter.  You should notice it drop way
     down when the engine is cold and stay there a minute or two.
     That discharge is caused by the glow plugs and is normal.  In
     really cold weather, wait several seconds after your "Wait To
     Start" light goes out before cranking your engine.  It can
     really make a difference on those cold mornings.

 D.03 - Glow Plug Relay
     Pre-1997 trucks had a problem with the Glow Plug Relay burning
     out.  This is a common problem and your dealer should be able
     to fix it with the newer heavy-duty relay.  If you have to
     crank your truck several seconds, even when it isn't really
     cold, your relay is probably bad or you have one or more bad
     glow plugs.



MRStace84 aol.com wrote:

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> Hello List,
>
> My dad has a 95 PowerStroke Diesel that he has owned for about a month.  Once
> it gets under about 30 degrees, it won't start unless we plug the block
> heater in.  This is the first diesel that we have ever owned, so we don't
> know a whole lot about them,  but we have been told that something has to be
> wrong with the truck, it should have to get much colder than that for
> starting problems to occur.  What I was wanting to know if there is an easy
> way to check glow plugs and things like that to diagnos the problem?  Thanks
> in advance.
>
> Stacy Fisher
> 95 F-250 Powerstroke Diesel
> 84 F150 4x4
> 98 Ranger XLT
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From: "Liz Marr" <BlueTruck cc-ent.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 19:03:10 -0800
Subject: Re: 95 Powerstroke Hard Starting When Cold


Since the relay is so darned expensive, and glo-plugs are not, is it difficult
to change them out?  The relay would certainly be the easier to change, but
I don't want to spend the money on a new one and have the plugs be bad
anyhow.  I'm tired of my crazy truck not starting without its "warmer" -
mine doesn't even wait for it to get to 30 to be "cranky".

On 5 Mar 2001, at 10:00, Charles Abraham wrote:

>   D.03 - Glow Plug Relay
>       Pre-1997 trucks had a problem with the Glow Plug Relay burning
>       out.  This is a common problem and your dealer should be able
>       to fix it with the newer heavy-duty relay.  If you have to
>       crank your truck several seconds, even when it isn't really
>       cold, your relay is probably bad or you have one or more bad
>       glow plugs.

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