Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southwest Virginia
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2.2l Perkins Diesel (1983 Mazda Truck) ?????
This truck has around 180000 miles on it. The problem is it want crank fast enough to start. Had the pump and injectors checked (rebuilt a few years ago) and they work. Took the starter and had it checked at a starter rebuild place and they said it worked. If I take the glow plugs out the engine turns over somewhat pretty good, but when I put them back in it is a slow crank (Injectors lines currently unhooked.) I took the belt off the alternator to lessen resistance and used a diesel tractor that starts good and used heavy jumper cables from it to the battery cables to try and get it to turn over faster. It has a 5 speed manual transmission and the clutch was held in while trying to crank. I checked compression even as slow as it was cranking and all cylinders showed from 375+ and it hasn't been started in a while. The last time I had it started it ran great, but as soon I as turned it off it was a slow crank. Wonder what could be causing it to be so tight or hard to crank?
2002 F-250, PSD, XLT, 4x4, SB, 3.73, 6 speed, x-cab, gooseneck, T-red
Last edited by jltrent; 04-25-2012 at 09:59 PM.