Does anyone know how much a grid heater is i think mine is getting weak!! it was 35* this morning and my truck had a hard time starting. I let it cycle twice to?
What he said^^^^, also a injection pump on it's way out can cause hard start problems. I haven't got a chance to test it out on my 2002, but my 98.5 will crank over in subzero temps and fire w/o the heater grid. (Not saying it wasn't running rough, but it would start w/o the heater grid getting a chance to get hot.)Bouncer said:Your truck should really have no problems starting even without the grid heater down to about 15*. I would take a look at your batteries or maybe have them load tested. The grid heater it's self very rarely goes bad, but the relay on the fender well can.
Usually on the positive post no less... A simple trick to keeping your post looking good and clean all the time with out the mess of the red paint goop and the goopy felt washers...nattygasmech said:Disconnect the cables and clean the terminals and clamps. I thought my starter was getting weak then I had it shut down on me one day. Turned out to be a dark film on the inside of the clamps.
That'd be a great idea but I got to start looking a buying a house. But ya I thought about that espically considering my 02 has heated leather, etc. And my 98 has rubber floors, etc.StrokeThisGoat said:if you didn't have to have insurance on it, it would be cool to keep it as a back up. Not tryin to put any bad luck on the 02, but sometimes i wish i had somthing else to drive when i have to work out of my truck.
Mopar1973Man said:Usually on the positive post no less... A simple trick to keeping your post looking good and clean all the time with out the mess of the red paint goop and the goopy felt washers...
Just wpie the terminals down with engine oil and reconnect them. About once a month I wipe the down again with engine oil... My terminals look factory fresh and never had to be cleaned yet... Thet are not even corroded yet!
Not to mention this is my 5th winter with the factory batteries yet... YES! I've got the stock batteries in the truck yet and still strong! :Thumbup: