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I dont know much about trucks, but i have kind of the same problem. I plug my truck in and it starts fine, but if it sits a few hours unplugged, it is a problem. My boyfriend showed me this trick that really helped alot. turn the key until the spring light thingy goes off, then turn the key off, then turn the key again and RIGHT when the light goes of for the second time start it with your foot lightly on the gas... it starts alot easier, and if you have a programer in your truck, turn it all the way down the night before,....if you have an outlook monitor.

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Q: Cold start problem on F250 you got a 2002 f250 with a 7.3 diesel that was running fine Parked it one day and the next day when you got in it and turned the key all the gauges went crazy-the motor?
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