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Old 01-11-2010, 10:51 AM
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Buy a volt meter (otherwise you are guessing). Connect it to the battery terminals. Full charge is 12.7 volts. Watch it when you turn the key to start. Voltage should drop some perhaps to 11, but not a lot. (google for more precise voltage drop.) Make sure cable connections are clean and tight at both ends (battery, solenoid, ground). Taking the battery inside where it is warm may help. Try a little google re: slow crank. There is lots of info. Once it cranks, post back if it doesn't start.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:22 AM
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Tango yes I did check the battery terminals ...
"Checking" and "cleaning" are not the same concept. It's amazing what a slight bit of corrosion/oxidation can do to an electrical connection.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:25 PM
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Okay more precise, I let the glow plugs go twice try to turn it over and the starter just lugs, you know the rer rer rer noise. try it a few more times and the starter is sounding like its losing juice.

As I said before I bought a new battery 2 months ago and I charged it for a second, so next I kept the battery in the house over night to warm it up a bit. Next day same thing starter sounds like it is struggling.

kerry didn't even think about that yes Dino oil and Rotella 15-40. And to my knowledge the glow plugs work fine, but I will recheck tonight.
Sounds to me as if the battery is dead. Have you left it on a charger overnight and then tried it?
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:27 PM
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Okay updates battery is at 12.37 volts and the terminals on the glow plug relay measure both at 12.37, and also all the glow plugs themselves are at .7 ohms. I will try to clean the terminals tomorrow and try to start the car I think, think I got the block warmer working. So who knows.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:54 PM
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Have you charged the battery?
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:08 PM
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Yeah I can put a freshly charged one on thursday (warmest day this week). and report back.
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