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I got a diesel 1985 Ford F250 when I start it it won't start…

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I got a diesel 1985...
I got a diesel 1985 Ford F250 when I start it it won't start without starter fluid in the exhaust manifold and after I start it it will smoke like crazy and then it will run fine and then when it's warm I turn it off and turn it on again and it will run absolutely fine I had the starter checked alternator batteries everything's good I have no clue what's wrong
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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 4 months ago
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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 4 months ago

ok

sounds like the glow plug system. does the glow plug light come on and stay on for about 10 seconds???

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Yeah hi there did you find anything on what could be the problem
Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 4 months ago

did you read my last response??? let me know if it did not come through

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No didn't come thru
Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 4 months ago

sorry

sounds like the glow plug system. does the glow plug light come on and stay on for about 10 seconds???

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Don't no bout lights but brand new glow plugs were put in
Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 4 months ago

ok, can you check for power to the glow plugs?? most of the time, the controller is the issue when you have a bad glow plug.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
When changed new ones the olds looked good but changed them any way
Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 4 months ago

simple to test. do you have a test light??? we need to find out if they have voltage.

do you hear a loud click when you turn the key on?? that would be the glow plug relay

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Iyes I hear that click
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I hear that click
Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 4 months ago

ok, you need to verify power to the glow plugs with a test light

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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 4 months ago

any update

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
One of those electric testers
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Could it be injector pump
Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 4 months ago

no,

you need to test for power to the glow plugs.

do you have a tester??? you can get one from a parts store for about 6 bucks

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No do I have take out glow plug and put tester in the plug
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Or test the wire that goes on plug
Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 4 months ago

you are going to test for power to the wire that goes to the plug.

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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 4 months ago

any update???

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Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 4 months ago

do you still need any help??

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I just glow plugs didn't get hot at all changed glow plug relay now glow plugs work but truck still does start I bought extra glow plug connected it was hot as cherry but still won't fire
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Hello
Ford Mechanic: roy, import/domestic specialest replied 4 months ago

ok, with that out of the way, how long does the glow plugs stay on when you turn the key on???

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