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No wait to start light but cranking just fine

Went to start my truck this morning and it wouldnt start. There is no wait to start light but it cranks just fine. I did pull a 30 amp fuse to test my off road lights but replaced it right away. Any ideas whats going on
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The lack of a WTS light is an indication the PCM isn't running, (it's Never gonna start without it). This time of year, as it gets colder, lots of people have their fuel heater come on for the first time since last Winter. It gets rotted through over the summer and shorts. This blows fuse #30 that also supplies power to your computer. If that's what you find, unplug the heater element at the bottom of the filter housing before you replace the fuse. The fuel heater is something most people don't end-up needing, so don't worry about it for now you change replace it later if you want.

Other than that, it's still most likely going to be a fuse. Check them All (esp 30, 19, 22) Twice! It's easy sometimes to overlook a blown fuse
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Why is there no sticky on this?

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So if I unplug it replace the fuse and plug it back i I should be good to go? Any picture on what that plug looks like? Or where to find it
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So if I unplug it replace the fuse and plug it back i I should be good to go? Any picture on what that plug looks like? Or where to find it
No, no, no,,, you can't plug it back in...

It's shorted, that's why the fuse blows. But, you probably don't need it working anyway. Does it get in the low single digits (F) where you are?

Look at the plug at the bottom of the fuel bowl in this pic;
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No WTS when trying to restart after engine died, crank but no start up.

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The lack of a WTS light is an indication the PCM isn't running, (it's Never gonna start without it). This time of year, as it gets colder, lots of people have their fuel heater come on for the first time since last Winter. It gets rotted through over the summer and shorts. This blows fuse #30 that also supplies power to your computer. If that's what you find, unplug the heater element at the bottom of the filter housing before you replace the fuse. The fuel heater is something most people don't end-up needing, so don't worry about it for now you change replace it later if you want.

Other than that, it's still most likely going to be a fuse. Check them All (esp 30, 19, 22) Twice! It's easy sometimes to overlook a blown fuse
Just wanted to say thanks for this thread. We did this and it started right up!! It was however the 30 amp fuse for the PCM power relay/Fuel line heater/Glow Plug Controller that had blown. We will be replacing the fuel bowl heater though as winter's here tend to get colder and our truck has a lot of miles.


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Or just unplug the heater and leave it.



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I did notice that the wire I unplugged had a decent cut in it. I am wondering if that shorted/grounded out and caused the fuse to blow. ??

We do travel to colder places, so I am thinking I will want to get it working again.



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Probably not, the insulation tends to get brittle and crack over age but, without touching ground somewhere it's not a short. In most cases, the element "rots" in the water that can collect in the bottom and short there.

You would have to be traveling to some VERY cold places to actually need it though. I doubt anywhere in the US (except Alaska) it's necessary. That being said, they're cheap & easy enough to replace. I'd do it too, but might wait 'till the next filter change no matter what time of year it was
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