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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-26-2011, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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2002 f250 wont start when cold...

I have a 2002 f250 with 7.3L when it gets to 45 degrees it wont start just white smoke. I am not sure on how to test the glow plugs and glow plug relay. And I lost 4x4 the wont come on the dash when i shift it. I have checked all the fuses and where good.. If anyone can help me that would be great... thankyou
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Mine did the same after setting all winter. Change the fuel filter, cant leave it out otherwise it "senses" there is nothing there and wont let fuel in the motor.

Next charge the batteries and leave the charger on boost and crank her over . It will start up. One battery is probably weak. This is a school bus motor and has to turn over 5-6 times strong to get it started.

Plus make sure fuel level is over a 1/4 full.

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Click on the Hard/No start link in my signature for how to check your GP system.

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