Truck died. No power when I turn the key and no interior lights - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Electronics Discussion TV's, Radios, everything electric and NON-Performance.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-09-2013, 07:59 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Truck died. No power when I turn the key and no interior lights

Today I was out driving my truck and I have had some intermittent problems in the past where my speedo would go out and they power windows ect. Well it hasn't been acting up lately and today I was out on a dirt road and I hit some minor washboards and the truck died immediately. My power steering went out and the whole thing. I put the truck in park to try and restart but I have no power... Acts like the batteries are dead. They aren't dead because I tested them and had 12 volts on each. I went through and checked all my fuses and they all seem to be good. When I say checked all the fuses, I checked the ones under the hood on the drivers side and then the ones under the steering column. Not sure what else to check but it is definitely something electrical. Any suggestions would be great as to where to start looking. The truck by the way is an 05 6.0 with 187,000 miles... Has run great up to this point.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-25-2013, 06:47 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 162
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete21 View Post
Today I was out driving my truck and I have had some intermittent problems in the past where my speedo would go out and they power windows ect. Well it hasn't been acting up lately and today I was out on a dirt road and I hit some minor washboards and the truck died immediately. My power steering went out and the whole thing. I put the truck in park to try and restart but I have no power... Acts like the batteries are dead. They aren't dead because I tested them and had 12 volts on each. I went through and checked all my fuses and they all seem to be good. When I say checked all the fuses, I checked the ones under the hood on the drivers side and then the ones under the steering column. Not sure what else to check but it is definitely something electrical. Any suggestions would be great as to where to start looking. The truck by the way is an 05 6.0 with 187,000 miles... Has run great up to this point.
check the battery voltage. it sounds like the voltage reg took a crap and everything that was non-essential was cut off. pwr accys and other things not needed to drive the truck. i would also check all of you connections at the starter and alternator. battery cables, see if they are frayed or open. you couldve popped a loose fuse out over the bumps. but id start with the obvious
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-20-2013, 06:57 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 158
Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
There is a larger cable that comes off the left battery + terminal that feeds the cab. Check the connection for it. Also, load test your batteries and have the alternator tested.

I had a problem with mine where I drove it home Saturday just fine and by Monday everything was dead. I jumped it and the truck seamed to run fine but I had no dash, radio, or done light. Both batteries bad. Replaced them as the alternator. Everything works great.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors