Fixing trailer brakes, and then truck wont start!?! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-30-2008, 02:28 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Fixing trailer brakes, and then truck wont start!?!

This morning I was fixing my trailer brakes.
The blue wire was loose under the truck...
Went back in the truck to find out that I had left the ignition on for about 30 minutes...
Tried to start the truck, but no WAIT TO START light...
Engine cranks but does'nt start.?
Check all my fuses:all good
Checked my Glow plug relay: does'nt work, tested it by removing the two small wires and jumping them, now it's cliking.
What do you guys think?
truck is a 99 dualie crew cab
thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-30-2008, 02:40 PM
duct tape & zip ties

 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Willis, MI
Posts: 10,759
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bigcountrysg
Try jump starting the truck. The batteries maybe weak from leaving the key on for so long.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 04-30-2008, 03:00 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
engine cranks really fast thought...
I don't think the batteries are weak...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 04-30-2008, 03:03 PM
duct tape & zip ties

 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Willis, MI
Posts: 10,759
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to bigcountrysg
It is not about the speed of the engine cranking. It is about the pcm having power. If the pcm does not have at least 10.5 volts during cranking it will not work.

When you checked the fuses did you check the ones under the hood as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 04-30-2008, 04:20 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigcountrysg View Post

When you checked the fuses did you check the ones under the hood as well.
yes i did, they where all fine
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 04-30-2008, 05:24 PM
John Wood Nut Swinger

 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: too far from Texas
Posts: 3,410
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Where was the blue wire damaged? Physical location is what I mean. Near the transfer case, near the fuel pump? I am trying to see if yo maybe shorted it against the fuel pump or bumped a wire that came off the fuel pump.

When you turn the key on, do you hear a humming noise under the driver seat area? It should stay on for about 20seconds and then shut off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 04-30-2008, 06:13 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just rechecked after charging the batteries:
Still no WTS light, and no start
The wire was damaged right under the rear bumper; somebody tapped another trailer plug in it and did'nt do a really good job.
I don't ear any humming noise when I turn the key on...
I hope it's not the PCM

Last edited by raf_speed; 04-30-2008 at 06:18 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 04-30-2008, 06:54 PM
Banned
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver Co.
Posts: 1,684
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The blue wire has nothing to do with the PCM. It does sound like a PCM problem though......
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 04-30-2008, 08:35 PM
John Wood Nut Swinger

 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: too far from Texas
Posts: 3,410
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Do you have a chip in the truck? If so, I would take it out and see what happens.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 05-01-2008, 03:59 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No I don't have any chip...
Is it possible that because I left the ignition on too long, I fried the glow plugs?
They are suppose to shut down after a while, no?
In the owner's manual, they say that if you leave the ignition for more than 2 minutes, you have to take the key out,and tried it again, to reset the Glow plugs, which I did, but nothing happens
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors