No start with weird symptoms - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
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 12-30-2011, 04:43 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Jackson County
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Unhappy No start with weird symptoms

Truck in question is one in sig. Had to park truck about a week and a half ago due to a transfer case leaking badly. However, I would go out and crank it every other day and let all temps warm a little and roll it up and down the driveway a few times. No cranking trouble at all in temps from 20s to 50s. I go out the other morning to drive it for a very short errand, temp is about 25 and it cranks like a champ but no fire. Now for the weird part: dome light would dim and there was a small clicking noise from under the dash and when I let off the key the wipers made a pass across the windshield even though they were turned off. I have been sick so I have not had a chance to go through the parts of the no start checklist that I can do myself. The tach was registering about 400 RPM during crank so I don't think CPS is the issue. No warning lights. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

Checklist link: will not start
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-30-2011, 04:52 AM
Almostdunfukinwidit


 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 31,140
Thanks: 115
Thanked 104 Times in 95 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
Charge your batteries
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-30-2011, 05:54 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Dover
Posts: 1,618
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I say charge batts too.
Low voltage can cause all kibds of weird problems.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-30-2011, 08:02 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Jackson County
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The batteries definitely need charging now. What about the original no start. Truck was cranking fine just wouldn't fire up. Any other ideas?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-30-2011, 08:12 AM
Almostdunfukinwidit


 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Trempealeau, WI
Posts: 31,140
Thanks: 115
Thanked 104 Times in 95 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to Dave
Quote:
Originally Posted by MountainWays View Post
The batteries definitely need charging now. What about the original no start. Truck was cranking fine just wouldn't fire up. Any other ideas?

It was doing all the weird stuff due to low voltage. Your PCM wont allow the truck to fire if it sees less than 10.5 volts
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-30-2011, 08:33 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Jackson County
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
So if that's the case then I just need to figure out what's draining the batteries. BTW. Love your Edison quote Dave. I'll charge 'em up and see what happens then. Thanks for the input. Hopefully nothing else is going on.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-31-2011, 12:20 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Jackson County
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Checked oil level and it was within range and checked all the fuses and relays. The fuses were good and the relays weren't loose. Jumped it off and it fired right up. I'll keep an eye on it. Not sure what could be draining the batteries. One is a year old and the other only three. Thanks for the input guys. Weird stuff starts happening and I got a little panicked I guess. Anyone know of a good source for re-manufactured transfer cases?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-31-2011, 03:56 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 281
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You replace batteries in pairs on diesel trucks even if one tests good!
Go get / warranty both batteries they should be the same cca's.
If one battery is weaker than the other one it will pull down the good one.
Have your alternator checked because bad diodes will drain the batteries.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-31-2011, 05:30 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Jackson County
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I got truck last November and these are the batteries it came with. I always thought you replaced them both no matter the readings. Thanks for the reminder. The alternator was replaced in 8/10 so that seems pretty new to be the drain but that was on my list have checked. Thanks for the info.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 12-31-2011, 06:54 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 281
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have had bad reman altenators and they guys at the part store has told me that it happens alot too.

Plus I also just read your 1st post starting up the truck requires alot of juice ao if you are starting it and letting it run only to warm up some then shutting it off that could be an issue too as it will not allow the altenator to charge the batteries back up to full.

When you start your truck it needs to run for about 1/2 hour or more to properly charge the batteries back up.
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 03:29 AM.


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