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2004 dodge sprinter won't start when it has rained or its 40

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2004 dodge sprinter won't start when it has rained or its 40 degrees outside
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: yes there fine. and if it starts ill drive to work load the truck, maybe a hour or two, then it doesn't want to start. i have turn key at least 8 times
JA: Are you fixing your Sprinter yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: cam shaft, crank shaft, glow plugs
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Robert R replied 1 month ago.

Hello, welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is*****'m a Certified Auto Technician with 29+ years experience. I will do my best to assist you. please keep in mind that I may need to ask questions of you before I can answer. When you reply please feel free to add as much detailed information as possible pertaining to your concern.

Exactly what happens when you turn the key to the "Start" Position?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It tries to start, it turns over, just won't start. I've heard it could be the O ring on the fuel pressure regulator or a fuel injector but IDK!
Expert:  Robert R replied 1 month ago.

Try to start it using Starting Fluid and let me know if you get it started this way.

It is possible for the Fuel Pressure Solenoid O ring to be leaking but more likely a failed injector(s) returning too much fuel to the tank. Especially if it has a lot of miles on it...

Keep me posted...

Thank you,

Robert