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2000 7.3 wont start

Help!! I am stuck in the menards parking lot... no WTS light and fuse #30 is blown. Unplugged fuel heater and wastegate solenoid (I think) still blows the fuse instantly when I turn the key on... what next?

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Sure you unplugged the fuel heater on back of the bowl?



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I think so... there was 2 plugs there and I unplugged them both just to be sure... it still blows the fuse instantly when turn the key on.. I also pulled the pcm and idm relays and it still blows the fuse

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Try spinning a turbo with compressed air and hit it with diesel clean as you inhale at the turbo outlet, I call it a turbo bong.........that's some good stuff, makes you come up with all kinds of crazy ideas.


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The wife got someone to sit with the kids and she is coming to get me... I guess I will look at it again tomorrow after work... but I am lost on where to start... can I pull codes from the computer if that fuse won't hold?

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Something is shorted. Not sure what else it could be. Maybe the wiring harness but it's hard to tell.
You might can pull codes, idk.



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maybe you can pull the fuse and check continuity from there to ground. if it has it (likely) with the sensors unplugged, you will have to trace the harness.

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Ok... got it fixed, we resorted to the ohm meter and found a short to ground... it turned out that the wiring harness was rubbed thru and was shorting out on the drivers side valve cover ... a little black tape and she is back on the road :-)

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glad to hear!!! awesome!!!



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