2001 F350 7.3 diesel trouble starting in cold weather

Asked by Apr 11, 2014 at 12:51 AM about the 2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT Super Cab LB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2001 F350 7.3 diesel trouble starting in cold weather.  Turn the key and
the glow plug relay starts up, but the alternator shows no draw.  After turning ignition
on/off about 8 times the alternator shows a big draw and then it starts fine.  Does anyone
know why?

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Sounds ike the Glo-plug relay contacts are shot (bent or burned) or the relay coil not giving enough "oomph"!! Either way, try a new relay.

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Thanks! I'm going to take it into the local dealership and my trusted local mechanic (non-diesel expert) and see what they have to say...so I appreciate the outside opinion!

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