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glowplug problem?

Within the past week or 2, my truck is very hard starting in the morning if it sits out. if its in the garage, or plugged in, it starts fine. Its got the juice, and fuel. Does this sound like a glow plug relay? If so, whats it look like, wheres it located, and whats something like that cost? Thanks guys!

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Well, bad glow plugs will set a code plus when you start it it will smoke white smoke that smells like mosquito killer. It will be very strong. If it does not smoke but behaves like a car with a bad carburetor i.e. a rolling start where you have to hold the key on longer then normal once it starts to catch that could be a bad FICM. Do you have a set of digital gauges like the edge insight or scan gauge II? They would tell you or at least suggest what is going on. Are your fuel filters still good, meaning are they less the 15k miles old? Does it seem like it is spinning at the normal rate of speed?
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The fuel filters could stand to be replaced. Im not exactly sure what they have one them, but wouldnt they cause a bad start every time? if its warmer, it starts fine. I think it smokes white, but to be honest, I didnt pay attention to that. It does take longer to catch, but im not sure Id describe it as the carberator example though. More like when you start your tractor and it should have been plugged in, but wasnt type of start, is how Id describe it...

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also, i think I have the edge. its the one that is just a display, that you cant change the settings on

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