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Rain caused Electrical issues
Its been a while since I've posted here, So I guess I'll say how's everyone?
A month ago I heard a noise in the middle of the night that sounded like a vehicle trying to start itself. I thought someone died in front of my house and tried to go back to sleep. A few minutes later I realized it sounded like my PSD and I got up to look out the window, and sure enough it was mine. I ran out there thinking someone is stealing my ride, turned on the light and saw noone. Right then the intermittent engine cranking went to full time. I went in side and got my keys and out them in the ignition and turned it to the on position and the truck fired right up. I let it run but could here the starter still going. I thought WTF , so I shut it off and it stopped. THe truck would not again restart. I just put the starter in back in OCT '05 so the next day I had it exchanged it for a new one under warranty. I installed it and the truck cranked up, during all of this I had the charger running on the batteries. When it started I took it for a drive and the O/D light flashed, the speedometer bounced around, and it took its sweet old time to shift gears. And it wasn't charging. I went searching for solutions and ended up replacing the solenoid and alternator only to find out the alternator was fine. There was a wire I had knocked off of the solenoid when I put in the new one. Aftre that the truck was good. A few days later it rained and the truck started acting weird again, everything above but the starting issue. Now that I had time to think it rained the night it started all this crap. Every rain since then the truck does all this(except cranking itself) among other things: A/C fan does not shut off, a relay under the steering column chatters, and the door dinger goes off while driving, the Airbag light comes on, and the door ajar with the dome light. A day and a half later as long as its dry out the truck is fine. No codes have been stored, I've checked twice. I washed the engine and bay this morning as I usually do once a month for 5 years and the truck did it for a few hours today. Right now its pouring out and I just came back from a drive and it didn't start yet. It was dry when I left but had about 15 minutes in it. I have to go back out later and I'm sure it'll be doing it. ANyone heard of this or experienced it before? Its annoying at best, any suggestions would be cool.--RJ
'99 Ford F-350 crew cab, dually, 2x4, Banks Monster Exhaust-muffler deleted, Banks Six Gun Tuner, , TS performance 6 position chip stk, Hi idle, 50, 75, 100, 140, Banks Transcommand, wastegate mod, Map Sensor Fix from SP Diesel, Zex Diesel Nitrous kit with purge, bottle heater, and blow down, next step---H2E, need to install- bully dog shift kit, 6.0 intercooler
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