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Unhappy blowing fuses

i have a 96 f-250 psd. my truck keeps blowing the #22 fuse. any ideas on what it is?
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Yeah thats your fuse for the fuel heater element. You have to unplug the fuel heater at the fuel bowl as its shorting out.

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i'm new to the diesels. could you give me a little walkthrough so i will know what i'm looking for?
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You bet. Under the plastic engine cover is the fuel filter bowl it will have a black round plastic cover. Inside that bowl is your fuel filter and a heating element at the bottom. Its a poor design and this is common. On the drivers side about 3/4 of the way down inside the bowl there is a wire with a blade connectore unplug it.

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If your in a cold climate you will need to replace the element. Otherwise if you live in a warm part of the country don't worry about it

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and it's only doing it if the temps gets below about 50. the last time it did it i replaced the fuse then it started right up. it did it again today and i replaced the fuse and it immediatly blew it. i'm goin to colorado on saturday and i would like to get it sorted out before i get there. should i plug it in everynight or what?
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Plugging it in won't help with your fuel. If you going to be in cold temps which you will be get to ford or international and get a new element put in before you go or you might have some gelling issues or at the very least the wax in the fuel plugging your fuel filter.

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i guess that was it. i pulled the element, replaced the plug and it started. thanks
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You bet

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i mean fuse
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