my friends 2001 ford f250 turns but will not start,can you help me narrow my options down?

Asked by Nov 27, 2013 at 08:32 AM about the 2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my friend has a truck that was starting but would die once it got hot,then would start only with starting fluid,he had a guy look at it and now it wont start at all,any ideas?

4 Answers

250,645

Is the fuel pump priming when he turns the key?

I've had this happen two times. First time I searched all over the forums and found one answer that said that the fuel system needs a full 12 volts or it does not allow the fuel to flow. My truck cranked fine and strong but would not start. I replaced the batteries and it started up right away. One other time my batteries went bad and it did it again. New batteris fixed the problem both times. In the mean time WD 40 works great as a starting fluid to get the truck started.

15

try the glow plug sensor

Do not EVER use starting fluid on a diesel!! This will destroy the valves! What motor do you have?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • my friends 2001 ford f250 turns but will not start,can you help me narrow my options down? 4 answers

    my friend has a truck that was starting but would die once it got hot,then would start only with starting fluid,he had a guy look at it and now it wont start at all,any ideas?

    2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 4WD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 2004 f250 will not start 1 answer

    After driving my truck for a while and make a stop it will have to cool down for about 15 minutes before it will start back. Turns over but acts like it's not getting fuel.

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 4WD Crew Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have an F250 2001 F250 Super Duty with the 5.4L Engine that will not start 7 answers

    I have a 2001 F250 Super Duty that will not start. It rolls over but it will not take off. Any Ideas? I have gone thru all the fuses and relays to no avail.

    Ford F-250 Super Duty

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 2001 f250 7.3 4x4 3 answers

    My 4x4 low will not engage. It did the first time and now it will not. Light on dash board will not come on and I can not feel it engaging

    2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 Ford f250 4x4 will not disengage 1 answer

    Put truck in 4x4 while stopped (electric SOTF) now it will not go back to 2wd. I have tried switching the two relays in the engine compartment. (No Help) I put the truck into 2wd manually while repla...

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT Crew Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

F-250 Super Duty

Looking for a Used F-250 Super Duty in your area?

CarGurus has 43,284 nationwide F-250 Super Duty listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-250 Super Duty Questions

Ford F-250 Super Duty Experts

#1 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 860
#2 kbro
kbro
Reputation 640
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 640
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
349 Great Deals out of 23,479 listings starting at $2,990
Used Ford F-150
2,218 Great Deals out of 180,841 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
345 Great Deals out of 29,344 listings starting at $2,650
Used Dodge Ram 2500
154 Great Deals out of 5,098 listings starting at $2,999
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
113 Great Deals out of 13,168 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,123 Great Deals out of 183,386 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Tundra
418 Great Deals out of 33,614 listings starting at $1,999
Used GMC Sierra 1500
781 Great Deals out of 67,901 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Ram 1500
410 Great Deals out of 10,662 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 3500
95 Great Deals out of 2,191 listings starting at $4,993
Used Ford F-450 Super Duty
37 Great Deals out of 2,513 listings starting at $8,481
Used Toyota Tacoma
562 Great Deals out of 41,765 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 28,197 listings starting at $25,574
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 2,104 listings starting at $21,967
2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 1,894 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 866 listings starting at $12,988
2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 788 listings starting at $9,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.