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Of course it's winter time now so I have been plugging my truck in overnight so it will start up well in the morning, but the past three nights it has been cold in the morning and I have had to use the "wait to start" light before I start it. I checked the circuit breaker that it is plugged into and it's fine. Then I got a chord with a light on the end of it that showed there was power on ther outlet and it was still cold in the morning. Does anybody have any ideas as to why this is happening. Any help is greatly appriciated. Thanks.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 2WD Auto 5.9L Cummins: Raptor 150 w/ full 1/2" line kit, DTT Sump, Hypertech 3 Stage programmer, BD Boost Fooler, blocked wastegate, BHAF, 5" RSD exhaust, ISSPRO EGT, boost and fuel pressure gauges.
I plug mine in all night and I still have to wait for the "wait to start light". Most of the time its just a short cycle but the odd time it'll run for 15 seconds or whatever. Depends how cold out it is though. -30 degrees C here right now, or colder.
im wonderin the same thing. last year i tried it once to see if it even worked. and it did, no wait light and just started up. this year i tried it and the wait light was on just as long as if i didnt plug it in
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Have a 2001 and last year the block heater didn't work so bought a new Fleetguard heater with cord from Cummins. This year during some cold snaps (below freezing) the "wait to start" light came on for a few seconds only. The other night we had a freezing rain and the truck was coated except for part of the hood. I'm assuming the heater generated enough heat to offset the forming of ice. Someone told me the heater puts out 1500 watts so I have it on a timer and have it timed to come on 3 hours before I have to fire it up.
your block heater may have went out on you. I just had to replace mine a few weeks ago because of the same problem. I would plug it in and it would be cold in the morn. Easy to do and only cost about $90 from napa. If you haven't flushed your coolant in a while the dirt and grime will coat the heater and it will burn up on ya. Just make sure you get the straight one not the bent one. I think its 600 watts.
2001 Dodge Cummins Laramie SLT, 6 inch lift, 17 inch mazzi hulks, 37" Procomp Xtreme Mud Terrains, Edge Juice with Attitude, Raptor 150, 4 inch exhaust straight piped, BHAF, Top Gun Front Bumper
Make sure your cord is working first before you go replacing the heater.. Check to see if your getting power to the end.
I second this. Check the cord on the truck, use a multi meter to check it and have it set to ohms. If you get a reading of zero it is bad, as there is a break in the wire somewhere. I had the same problem with mine recently and it was the block heater cord. You can pick up a new cord from Geno's Garage for $14, the dealer wanted $58 for the same fleetguard cord.
mine just quit working last week, I pulled the cord out and checked the voltage at the end, Im gettin 72-80 volts, is this normal? Was expecting it to be 110 but didnt know if its supposed to drop down or not.Hate to replace the heater if its only the cord. Thanks
2001.5 2500 4x4 6 speed HO 193,000 miles air dog 150,edge juice w/ attitude, k&n air filter, B&W gooseneck hitch
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