Does the wait to start light come on, and if so for how long? Yes it does but then goes right back off, even when the engine is cold.
Does the volt meter drop and then cycle up and down? Not sure I will ask him next time I speak with him.
Check the ground wire from the controller to the valve cover, make sure its tight and clean. I am sure this is one of the first things he did, but will remind him to check and clean all wires.
Test each glow plug with a test light or ohm meter. Replace only with Motorcraft/Beru ZD9. I'll ask if he has his meter with him. Are these available other places beside a dealer? Not sure what is in the area where he is tonight.
If the WTS light is staying on a very short time I would suspect one or more glow plugs are bad. Bad glow plugs trick the controller into thinking the plugs are hot and short cycling.
Thank you, that pretty much confirms what one of the guys at the flying j was telling him. He can handle the repairs even to the point of a rebuild but diagnosing is a different story.
If he has anywhere to plug in the block heater for a few hours it should start without the glow plugs.
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The cord to a normal block heater just plugs into the block heater above the starter. Pass. side. Do not know if the u-haul one is the same.
Not sure what uhaul may have done with it, they did change a few things under the hood. Hubby found the heater cord underneath the back of his seat while looking for a loose socket. It was a bit of a surprise.
He'll wait till he gets home next month to fix that one.
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