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Old 01-06-2008, 07:52 AM
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99 250 psd 4x4 blowing main pcm fuse (30 amp) #30 in dash fuse pannel. Replace fuse truck ran good till it sat overnight, turned key on wait to start came on i heard a pop at about 3 seconds and light went out. turned key off replaced blown fuse, turned key on and the fuse blew instantly. i waited an hour and then replaced fuse turned on key that time wait to start light came on and stayed lit, after about 15 seconds the light went out so i engaged the starter and as i did i heard the fuse pop again? any ideas?
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:30 AM
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:10 PM
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:19 PM
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not sure, but maybe the glow plug relay is going out, causing it to short. Maybe? I know that they are prone to going out causing hard starting issues, but never heard of one blowing fuses.
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Old 01-08-2008, 02:37 PM
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If I remember correctly (no access to wiring diagram right now), I think the fuel heater is on that circuit. This is a known issue. Replacing the fuel heater should solve your problem.

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can you try a bigger fuse?
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:36 AM
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Similar Mind- (or rather, fuse-) blowing experience

Hi! I had a fairly similar experience with the sudden onset of fuzes blowing in my '99 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel. Not too long prior to the fuse issue, I had been mucking around under the dash and I had inadvertently moved a hot wire to where it could ground out. It was intermittent at first and then went from merely being a nuisance to constant short! It was such a difficult find that I shorted the fuse block for a few seconds and then looked for the hot (thermally) wire, in order to trace it to the grounding point. There IS risk involved in this approach--ultimately it could melt a wiring harness (messy and expensive) or cause a fire (full loss of vehicle, here)--so I advise extreme caution, if you try it. Good Luck! :-)
-larry
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:51 PM
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im pretty sure "fordmt" is correct about the fuel heater, but i forget what fuse normally blows when that shorts out...i could check the diagrams if your still having problems
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