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Old 05-22-2011, 02:19 PM
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HELP ASAP PLEASE.. Sparked the battery now no start

I have a big trip coming up in days... so I'm stressing..

Van E-350
7.3 Diesel
1997
Battery's are showing 12.9 vlts

I was taking the positive line off the second / Aux battery that runs in parallels with the main battery (stock set up)... I forgot to pull the ground and I hit the wrench on the frame and a good spark happened... and I believe this is why I no longer can't start the van... any thoughts?

1st time starting after this happen...
everything sounded fine... very slow crank for 1 second then stopped...

2nd time starting after this happen..
I put the key into the ignition and everything seems find... and then I turned the key into glow plug mode.... nothing... I tried to turn it over and all I got was an odd week door bell chine and nothing.. If I step on the breaks... the doorbell chime stops.... odd

I disconnected the batteries let it sit for a minute then tried again and the same as the second attempt.

The Battery connectors are good...

What am I in for... is this bad... or fatal?

Could it be the started relay....

I checked all the fuses in the engine compartment too and all is good there.

Please help I'm in a very critical period for a big trip.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:21 PM
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u prob def burned something id say relay or check ur fuse panel just hope its not the ecu
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I would check all your fuses
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:51 PM
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the "wait to start light" doesn't come on

why do you hope it's not the EIC?... Price.. Other concerns?
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:56 PM
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i have heard of people frying the computer but im not to sure if something like that could
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:07 PM
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If you have no wait to start light, then the PCM is not getting power to it.
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:17 PM
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does that mean ... a fuse is likely blown or the starter relay is dead...
or is the ECM fried
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:22 PM
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I know you said you checked the fuses, but did you check the fuses that are under the hood? Pay extra special attention to fuse #22
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:40 PM
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My Van has the ambulance altenator for extra power, but not the package.. Ok... so I found a 25 amp fuse blown inside the cab... in position 28... i do not have a diagram so I'm not sure what position 28 fuse is for...I replaced it and nothing changed..... I looked at the inline fuse by the starter relay.. it looks like two yellow ... lines... it doesn't look like a fuse nor can I tell if it has been blown...

again the "wait to start" doesn't come on....
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:28 PM
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I checked the fuse under the hood an in the cab.

thanks
Jeff

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