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Old 11-17-2011, 01:45 PM
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Died and won't start back up... wtf?

I started my pickup this morning and headed for work. As soon after I turned onto the main road from my house the engine shut off. Right before it did I heard a small "click" that sounded like a relay "click." I pulled off to the side, put it in park and tried to cycle the glow plugs to try and start it again. When I did this the "wait to start" light never came on, I cranked it with no luck. Any ideas where to start at with this problem? Pickup is a 2000 f-250 7.3 PS 4x4
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:15 PM
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Take a look at fuse #30 (ALL of them really) because without a WTS light, chances are your PCM isn't running. Fuse 30 is not only one of the fuses that supply power to the PCM (look at 19 & 22 also), but it also what supplies power to your Fuel Heater (in the bottom of the filter housing). They commonly corrode through and, now that the weather is colder and they're turned on, blow that fuse.

I'd be the first place I'd look.....

Oh Yea, I forgot to add... IF 30 is blown, unplug that heater element or it will just blow again (you shouldn't need it anyway)

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Old 11-17-2011, 03:17 PM
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Thanks a million! It turned out to be exactly what you said, the fuse was blown so I replaced it, it blew again so I unplugged the heater, replaced the fuse again and like magic my "wait to start light" came back on. It fired right up! Roll on! How much does a new heater cost?
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:05 PM
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I'm not sure about the cost but I can tell you that, from what members have said here, most just leave it unplugged....
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