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post #1 of 45 Old 09-05-2009, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Think Computer is fried.

So I come out of work last night and hop in the truck and it wont start. The whole circuit with the electric fuel pump and everything is dead. I checked all fuses and relays (even behind the stereo) and they are good. So I am getting a SES light when I am turning over the engine. I decided to go get a scanner and run codes. I plug it in and wait for 20 minutes while it attempts to communicate with the truck it never establishes commo. So I called the place where I got the scanner thinking it was a piece. They told me that 9 times out of 10 if the scanner cant talk to the computer then it is crashed or fried or whatever they do.

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Don't know if this will help, but I had a problem with the bowl heater shorting out. Its on the same fuse as the computer, I think the wait to start light wouldn't come on either. I unplugged the connector for the heater on the back of the bowl and have had no problems since. I'm not sure if it will work on the early 99's.


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where did you get the scanner and whats the brand?

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My Actron scanner makes my truck shut off lol, it connects after a while but then i hit buttons and it shuts the truck off.

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I got it from autozone. It was a cheapy, about $162.

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Cmon guys, I need to know if its the computer or not

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well thats half the prob. autozone scanners dont work on diesels besides pullin codes.

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Thats all I was trying to do.

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have you disconnected the batteries and reconnected to see if that resets anything

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