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Old 09-14-2010, 11:38 AM
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Truck will not start because it is raining out. Pluging in the block heater for a couple of hours seems to help. Once started it will start fine for the rest of the day.
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Welcome to the forum. You might want to go to the UserCP and fill out a profile, since this is your first post. You can put in info on your truck, then, when people try to help, they will know what you are working on.

As to your problem, I would check wires, cap and rotor. Sounds like moisture is getting in causing the nonstart. Once it warms up, the moisture dissapates and everything works. If it's been a while since you replaced your wires, I would look for replacements that are 8mm, instead of the standard 7mm. If you replace cap and rotor, brass contacts are better than aluminum. Also a product called WireDrier that you can spray on your wires if they get wet. Displaces the moisture, but only for a little while.
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Welcome to the forum. You might want to go to the UserCP and fill out a profile, since this is your first post. You can put in info on your truck, then, when people try to help, they will know what you are working on.

As to your problem, I would check wires, cap and rotor. Sounds like moisture is getting in causing the nonstart. Once it warms up, the moisture dissapates and everything works. If it's been a while since you replaced your wires, I would look for replacements that are 8mm, instead of the standard 7mm. If you replace cap and rotor, brass contacts are better than aluminum. Also a product called WireDrier that you can spray on your wires if they get wet. Displaces the moisture, but only for a little while.
Good advice there . You can also check and see if you have good fuel pressure and spark , that way you can narrow down your problem . Don't forget to stop by the newbie section and introduce yourself .
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