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?

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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.

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try the glow plug sensor

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

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