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Old 02-21-2013, 01:19 PM
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Some go bad sooner than others. This is mainly due to bad filtration. You also might want to get a better filter on your truck. I.e. Airdog/raptor. etc.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:56 AM
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Here you go Tom.........A little long but I now know the problem! You guy's were right, kinda!
I forgot you were the one to start this thread. Thanks for the update! Like you said, "IT STARTS NOW!!" Congrats!
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Ok, so my 2005 will not start. I plug in the block heater let it sit for about 1 hour and it fires right up, will start every time until it sits over night. If I plug it in it will start first thing in the morning also. Is this a sign of bad injectors also?
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:55 PM
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Winger, have you scanned it for any codes? There may be one and not set the MIL. Injectors are a real strong possibility, but it is possible that it could also be either the lift pump is failing or you are not getting the proper rail pressure while cranking and cold. If you can pull the injectors and have them tested. Or you could just go ahead and replace them. Then check (after scanning it) is the lift pump. You should see about 4 psi when it runs. Try pulling the supply line off the CP3 and run it into a bucket when you bump the starter to check flow.
Another question, when you don't have it plugged in does seem to crank a lot slower than it does when it is warm? If so it could also be your starter. Start checking things like the battery clamps or a cable or a bad ground or starter contacts or....... well, you get the idea. Start by checking the simple things first and see what happens. Then tell us what you find and we will go from there.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:09 PM
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Double check the batteries as well and the cables for the grid heaters I've seen when the grid heater wire have rotted bad enough that grid heaters didn't get hot enough or the batteries were to weak to turn fast enough to fire it off on cold morning.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:57 PM
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Ok, so my 2005 will not start. I plug in the block heater let it sit for about 1 hour and it fires right up, will start every time until it sits over night. If I plug it in it will start first thing in the morning also. Is this a sign of bad injectors also?
I was having the same issue as you coming into this winter, slow starts but plugging it in for 45 minutes was all it took for it to start. I was think my batteries were going south on me but it turned out to be just bad connections on the batteries. Cleaned them up and all is well.
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Ok, here is what I have done so far, had the batteries tested, still had 12 volts after test, cleaned all the cables, and checked grounds. Added a ground wire to the intake heater, don't think that is the problem though as it hasn't been that cold in Phoenix! Just doing different things that I can think of. Heater solenoids did not seem to be pulling in so I jumped them, did not make a diff. Had power to the heaters when I jumped them. Changed the fuel filter, checked to see that the fuel was getting to the filter ok, no water in the bowl when I drained it. I have had friends tell me that I should see white smoke when trying to start if it is getting fuel, is this correct? Don't see any smoke when cranking.
With it plugged in it only turns over a couple of times and it is running.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:23 AM
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White smoke is a sign of weak compression or non-functional grid heaters. It other words your seeing the fuel mist from the injectors that didn't fire.
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Does your truck seem to spin over as fast as other trucks when you try to start it?
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:44 PM
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MnTom, the codes that come up are P0541, P2607, and P0237. According to the tach the engine is spinning at a little over 200 RPM when trying to start. I just went out to try and start it this afternoon the current outside temp is 62 deg. so I can't believe it has anything to do with the heaters! I keep coming back to the injectors allowing the fuel pressure to leak down when it has not been started for a long period of time, such as overnight, once it is started it will start and keep starting all day. At this point in time I think I will just have to keep plugging it in until I get back home which will be in two weeks, unless you have an easy fix as I don't have a lot of tools with me!!
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