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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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97 wont start!!!!

i have a 97 was running perfect yesterday now today it wont start the wait to start light wont even come on. i replace the glow plug relay 2 weeks ago. i gave it a shot of starting fluid and it started but instantly stalled. what do i do any help out there
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 07:42 PM
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Re: 97 wont start!!!!

Never use starting fluid on a diesel.... You can do a lot of damage it maybe the relay also check fuses. where are you from? If its not that cold it should start anyway if the truck is kind of warm. How did the problem start did it just die? Was it running fine you shut it off one night woke up in the morning and got nothing?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 08:21 PM
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Re: 97 wont start!!!!

It should be said never us starting fulid on a diesel that has glow plugs.

It sounds like your fuel heater shorted out and blew the #22 fuse under the hood. If the fuse is blown unplug the fuel heater on the filter housing and replace the fuse. You can run without the heater.

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