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Help !!! truck turns over slow

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Dieselman19, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Dieselman19

    Dieselman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    Hi I have a 2000 F-350 and the past couple of months i have had a problem with the truck starting hard and not turning over fast enough. I had the batteries tested and the alternator tested. but i noticed the larger draw on is when the glow plugs are on when i "wait to start" you can see the lights dim and the radio cut in and out. How can you test to see if the glow plugs are drawing to much or do you have any other suggestions? Im puzzled and i hate to think how much trouble i will have in the middle of the winter

  2. RSK

    RSK Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    hi check your starter on it. my truck did the same thing hope this helps
    the starter will draw a lot of power off your truck if it is going bad take the starter
    off and take it to the parts store they can check it for you.
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    While your doing the starter test clean all the cable connections and put dielectric grease on them. If the truck has a starter relay I would replace it too. I don't know if your newer truck has one. I am still stuck in unlead land.
  4. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    It really sounds like a bad battery or two.
  5. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    im with RSK sounds like the starter glow plugs shouldnt draw more or less even if bad
  6. Bigblue250

    Bigblue250 Member
    Messages: 54

    Like oldmankent said, how old are your batteries. If they are 6years old it is time for a new pair.