2nd Gen Ram Tech1994-2001 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 1994 through 2001 Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.
how cold are you talking? without the block heater being plugged in in very cold temps, cummins motors will be hard to start.
'95 3/4 ton 5.9 - hughes plenum fix - double roller timing chain - flo~pro dual exhaust - original transmission still running strong - 2 inches of lift...and she has a drinking problem...
Have you had the updated fuel pump installed in the fuel tank? This was a problem with hard starting on the encore engines. 1998.5 24 valve diesels and up to 2005. The new fuel pump takes the place of the old pump that was mounted to the filter housing.
Yes everyone is correct that the Cummins doesn't have glow plugs. Instead they have a grid heater plate that is in the air intake. So as air is drawn into the engine it is warmed by the grid heater. Your truck should have a preheater symbol on the dash that you need to wait til it goes off before trying to start your truck. And your voltage will jump up and down til the grid heater goes off.