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Old 02-09-2008, 09:22 PM
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Please help truck wont start.

Okay this happend in the summer and I couldnt figure it out then either.I was about 3 miles from home and at a stop sign I turned my chip up to a higher hp setting, I turned the corner got on it and when I shifted into 2nd gear the truck just stalled. I have know idea what it was but the wait to start light would not come on when I would turn the key on, and the truck would just roll over. I checked the fuses under the hood and found a big fuse 30 amp was blown, its labled as the power distrabution box fuse. So I put a new fuse in and turned the key the wait to start light came on for about 2 seconds and went write back out, blew the fuse again. It kept doing this for a couple weeks, I couldnt find the problem I looked at every wire I could looking for a bare spot where it might be shorting out. I did not see anything wrong. Then I put a computer out of a diffrent truck in and it worked. I took that comp out and put mine back in and it has worked fine for about 8 months until today. I was at the same corner turned up my chip turned the corner got on it shifted into 2nd gear and it stalled again in the same exact spot. I checked the fuse it was blown, replaced it and it keeps poppin. Please help.
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anyway one of the wires going into the comp could be shorting? or a loose plug going in?
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Change the computer again. If that fixxes it then keep the new one in it and not your old one.
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I am not sure if it would be the same, but i have a 97 and my fuse number was 22 a 30amp maxi fuse. anyway my fix was just to replace the fuel heater in the filter bowl. Might help you might not good luck
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I am not sure if it would be the same, but i have a 97 and my fuse number was 22 a 30amp maxi fuse. anyway my fix was just to replace the fuel heater in the filter bowl. Might help you might not good luck
That is probably the guy's problem...thats where i would start. Disconnect the fuel heater and see if the problem goes away.....
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:41 AM
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I had the same problem on my 97 and it was the fuel heater shorting out. That fuse # 22 30 amp also controls the PCM. Also causing problems was my TS chip. As soon as i put the stock chip back in all was fine.
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:26 AM
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Thanks guys, now where do I unplug the fuel bowl at, or where is it located?
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on the back of the fuel bowl there is a white electrical connector connected to a black piece. Unplug that...

If you live in a warmer climate you can just leave it unplugged and forget about it......if you live in a colder climate....first see if it fixes your problem....and if it does.....then replace the fuel heater.....its in the bottom of the fuel bowl....
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Thank you, I'll defenetly have to replace it if thats the problem, I live in Micigan it is 1 degree outside write now.
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Thank you, I'll defenetly have to replace it if thats the problem, I live in Micigan it is 1 degree outside write now.
no problem buddy!!! Keep us informed!!!
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