Ok, well this is my problem.
We just purchased an 86 f350 diesel recently. One small issue it has is that the glow plugs do not turn on every time.
Some days it starts up like a champ, other days, the glow plugs do not turn on and it obviously doesn't start.
The glow plug light in the cab doesn't light up on the days we have trouble starting it. I'm guessing it is the relay for the glow plug.
Now there is one problem regarding glow plug relay. I bought a manual at the local store and it does not list which solenoid it is needed.
anyways, these are the two different solenoids to replace.
now here is where it gets pretty messy.
it seems that when we tap solenoid 2 with a screwdriver, the light in the cab for the glow plugs turn on and the truck starts up. But when I purchased a glow plug solenoid, they gave me one similar to "solenoid 1"
i purchased a starter solenoid and it looks exactly like the one we're having trouble with which is "solenoid 2"
anyways, this is the glow plug solenoid I purchased
and here is the starter solenoid I purchased (but it looks exactly like the starter giving us trouble)
well I'm going to be tearing sht up tomorrow to see which one I need to replace. anyways, you 6.9 gurus, help me out!
I'm so bloody confused as to what to do.