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ignition electrical ghost
Ok, 2000 F250 7.3 143,000 miles crew cab 4x4 XLT
intermentent problem that effects power doors, ignition key cylinder, 4x4 operatoin, and battery gauge.
Problem starts like this, in the morning the key fob will not unlock doors, I unlock with key, then I stick key in ignition and turn to on position... gauges light up and I notice the battery guage shows like 9 volts but batterys test on tester to normal volts, Truck cranks just fine, but gear shifter doesnt like to go out of park. I have to wiggle the key cylinder a bunch to move the leaver and sometimes I have to turn the truck off then wiggle the key cylinder around untill I get truck into neutrol, then start the truck and the shifter moves freely around N D 2 1 but if I put in park I cant get it back out of park and have to repeat the process of wiggling the cylinder. Also when all this is going on the 4x4 switch doesnt respond and I cant use the electic windows. The door switches dont light up but I can use the power lock from the controls but not from my key fob????????????????????????????
Any advice would help. I checked the battery connections, they are cleaned greesed and tight.
I though about buying a new key and cylinder, but wondered with all the other problems if this isnt sometime alittle more then meets the eyes.
I looked under dash for aftermarket alarm and stuff like that and found nothing.
Most of the time the truck works fine especially if the truck is sitting in the sun, or warm. I'm not talking about the motor being warm.... the actual truck body and interior. Colder dew mornings or evenings is when I'm having the most problems but it does happen rarely during sunny days too.