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Ok so i just replaced my starter and my truck starts now but it was real hard to get started and it gets really smoky white smoke and thick

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  • za3jh Oct 03, 2009

    i did have the problem before but not as bad i didn't use any thing or jack up the truck i have been having problems for a bit now i was told the glow plugs were replaced a year ago i dont know if they would need replacing already i have 200,000 miles on it or could it b a bad wire or something thanks for your help

  • sporeda3 May 11, 2010

    Did you have the same problem before you changed the starter? Did you use penetrant that may have dripped onto the exhaust system? Did you jack the truck up high?



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White smoke is usually oil burning or grease

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