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Old 01-05-2010, 11:54 AM
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need help blew the number 22 maxi fuse wont start

got a 96 7.3l and i went out to start it today and turned the key on and waited for the wait to start light went out and i cranked it and it didnt start. so i shut the key off and went to cycle it again to run the glow plugs again, and nothing.. the check engine light and wait to start light didnt come on. i checked all the fuses and the one furthest from you in the middle row number 22 maxi fuse is blown. so i swaped it out and it blew again. whats goin on? any ideas?
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:58 AM
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unplug your fuel bowl heater.......replace fuse.....good to go

here is a pic for reference

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Old 01-05-2010, 01:23 PM
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thanks for the photo but mine doesnt look like that. i have two small one wire plugs down low on the drivers side of the bowl and thats it, could one of those be it? mine is a 96 in the pic it looks like a 99+
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:04 AM
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it is the TOP wire

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Old 01-12-2010, 10:47 AM
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i unplugged the top one and it must have been it. cause it isnt blowing my fuse anymore. thanks everyone you saved me alot of time
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:25 PM
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mine has a big plug on top and I cannot get it unplugged. Unplugged small wire on bottom but still blew fuse so I am thinking it is top wire. How do you unplug it? Looks like it twists with a tit catch on it.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:33 AM
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finally pryed top wire off with screwdriver. Truck started up and no more blown fuses. Mine is a 97 and the wires are on the drivers side of the bowl and hard to get to, but dooable. Will replace heater though, when economy gets better.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:44 AM
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ya im not sure what year that picture came from on top of this thread but thats nothing like mine.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:46 AM
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that would be a 99+ notice the stock ic tubes and boots
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