Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > New England Region > Connecticut Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Connecticut Chapter Join Chapter, Leader: StreamlineGT

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-10-2013, 08:56 PM
Nickygunz Nickygunz is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ridgefield
Posts: 11
Nickygunz is starting off with a positive reputation.
Diesel mechanic shop near Danbury

Picked up a 96 PSD and since the winter its been having starting issues. When it was cold it would not start at all. Once it got warmer if I spray a little starter fluid in the air filter it starts up and runs fine, but wont start without the starter fluid. I want to play around with it a bit to see if I can fix it, but if that fails can anyone recommend a good diesel shop near the Danbury area, I don't know much about diesel and generally hate going to mechanic, can't trust many of them. Thanks for the help.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-10-2013, 09:39 PM
7.3 Rocket's Avatar
7.3 Rocket 7.3 Rocket is offline
Non-smoker
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wallingford, CT
Posts: 7,534
7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future
Stop with the starting fluid immediately before you ruin that engine.

Test to see if you have power to the large post on the drivers side of the glow plug relay.

The glow plug relay is the large relay just behind the fuel bowl to the left if you're standing in front of the truck looking into the engine bay.
__________________
-Pete, PAA member #84
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-11-2013, 08:24 AM
Nickygunz Nickygunz is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ridgefield
Posts: 11
Nickygunz is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 7.3 Rocket View Post
Stop with the starting fluid immediately before you ruin that engine. .
Thanks for the suggestion, ill test the GPR.

I was hesitant to use the starter fluid but read through some forums and picked up one with upper cylinder lubricant and only gave it a quick 1 sec shot. I've only done this about 4 times since December.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-11-2013, 06:19 PM
7.3 Rocket's Avatar
7.3 Rocket 7.3 Rocket is offline
Non-smoker
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wallingford, CT
Posts: 7,534
7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nickygunz View Post
Thanks for the suggestion, ill test the GPR.

I was hesitant to use the starter fluid but read through some forums and picked up one with upper cylinder lubricant and only gave it a quick 1 sec shot. I've only done this about 4 times since December.
Wording in the original post made it sound like it was a daily thing.

I've seen 7.3s ruined by starting fluid and the compression #s aren't pretty. I'd be willing to bet the problem is glow plugs or glow plug relay. Most likely the relay.
__________________
-Pete, PAA member #84
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-17-2013, 09:55 PM
Nickygunz Nickygunz is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ridgefield
Posts: 11
Nickygunz is starting off with a positive reputation.
Finally got around to replacing the GPR but no luck, still no start. I am thinking its a fuel problem.

Anyone have any local CT shops they have taken thier PSD to, I want to get the truck back up and running this summer.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-18-2013, 04:53 PM
7.3 Rocket's Avatar
7.3 Rocket 7.3 Rocket is offline
Non-smoker
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wallingford, CT
Posts: 7,534
7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future7.3 Rocket has a brilliant future
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nickygunz View Post
Finally got around to replacing the GPR but no luck, still no start. I am thinking its a fuel problem.

Anyone have any local CT shops they have taken thier PSD to, I want to get the truck back up and running this summer.
Diesel shop, LLC in Preston does good work.
__________________
-Pete, PAA member #84
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2013, 04:53 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > New England Region > Connecticut Chapter

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone with an Excursion near Danbury ct?... Pchief520 Connecticut Chapter 4 01-01-2014 06:50 PM
Anyone around Danbury with Autoengunity? nylyon Connecticut Chapter 0 07-19-2012 07:26 PM
Anyone care to lend a helping hand please? 2006powerstroke90 Connecticut Chapter 5 02-28-2011 09:30 AM
Restoration help Nickygunz Connecticut Chapter 2 11-10-2010 07:37 PM
For those of you in CT with diesels Epd444 New Hampshire Chapter 12 08-17-2008 11:45 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup