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Old 02-09-2010, 06:04 PM
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I sure hope you all can help me. I have an 02 7.3 F250 4X4. Been running great. Last winter I had electric start and worked great all winter long. The transmitter battery finally died so i had to replace the battery. The transimtter was completely dead so I dont know how the thing retained the programing. Anyway, I replace the battery and tried it. The truck started right up. I let it run for about 5 minutes then shut it off with the remote start. Everything good so far. When i got ready to leave the house, I attempted to start it again several times with remote start. It would not start would not even light up and the hand held remote would just sit there and vibrate. No biggie I thought I will just reprogram it. When I went out to the truck, I turned the key over.....Npo power no lights no nothing. And this burning smell is all under the hood. It is dark out so I could not work on it tonight. My questoion....what could this be? There is absolutely no power to the truck and a burning stench somewhere under hood or behind dash. I fear the worse at this point. PLEASE HELP OLE WISE ONES!!!!!! How do I begine to trouble shoot this? Has anyone ever heard of such a problem? How expensive would you guestimate will be taking it to shop.,..............Cause it is COLDER THAN A TITTY IN A BRASS BRA HERE IN NE!!!!

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Start looking for melted wires. be sure to check over on the passenger side by the inner fender. Don't leave the batteries hooked up and leave it unattended if you think that you have melting wires.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:10 PM
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no electrical power at all

Thank you for responding so quickly. It is too dark tonight I will have to check in the morning. Do you think the remote start had anything to do with this? or was it a fluke? I have used the remote startr for the past two years no problems. Again thanks again
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:19 PM
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i'm not sure, but a burning smell and no power usually means melting wires.
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:47 AM
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Unhappy electrical problem

i checked passenger side nothoing obvious. got up on truck in center and i think i smell a hint of burning but too cold here to zero in on source (smelling senses frozen) and cant see anything obvious.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:21 AM
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Start looking for melted wires. be sure to check over on the passenger side by the inner fender. Don't leave the batteries hooked up and leave it unattended if you think that you have melting wires.
Where are the fusible links that would cease all power from the battery. I know there are a number of links but where would the one be that would cause loss of complete power? Thanks
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:08 AM
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New update....althought the truck as stated above started right up last night it will not start today.....Checked battery with test light.......the tester did not light up. Checked with good battery in good vehicle....tester works.....so bot batteries are totally dead. Do not want to use another vehicle to jump off due to burning smell on truck....i could have two vehicles down. I guess i will continue looking for burned wires an if i dont find any.....I will go to Sears and buy a "fussible link" battery charger/jumper and sacrifice it......and whole truck probably......any suggetions aty this point would be greatly appreciated
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Where are the fusible links that would cease all power from the battery. I know there are a number of links but where would the one be that would cause loss of complete power? Thanks
There are fusible links that feed the fuse panel on top of the drivers fenderwell just behind the airbox. It's a small black box (1"X1") labeled something like "DANGER HIGH CURRENT"

There are no fusibles that the entire battery supply goes through so, be careful reconnecting the batteries once recharged.
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could possibly be your starter jammed up,would kill batteries and cause wires to melt if stuck and trying to turn,try to unbolt the starter and see if you hear a click when the drive releases,undo the battery first thou.worth a shot anyway
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please help i dont know what is wrong

i have a 1995 f-250 xlt i have an electrical issue when i turn on my wipers they get stuck and my tach goes to zero if i help them back down my tach comes back on if i turn on my headlights i loose my tack and my wipers go half way up the window to get them back down i have to turn my wiper switch back on and pul them all the way upthen push them back down if i turn on my heater same thing are all these things connected to one thing please help me if i plug my supertuner into the diagnostic port everything works but the cable to my supertuner starts to get hot i need help with this please....
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