Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: On Freedom's Frontier
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I put all new fuses in the under-hood fuse box (BJB) except the two 60a ones, which were still good. I didn't see any that were blown, but I had them so I put the new ones in to be on the safe side. The new types with the LED light that comes on when the fuse blows. I didn't see any damage to the relays that was obvious so I left them alone.
Under the dash (CJB), I didn't have enough to replace all of the fuses, but I got at least half of them done. Going to get more when I get off staff duty Sunday morning (I go on duty tomorrow morning at 0900). For all of those that I didn't replace, they all got pulled out and checked. Not even any signs of heat, just a little slime build-up from age.
Tried the key - same deal, no crank.
Used the passenger side lead and turned the starter over some, to prime the HP pump some. Then turned the ignition on and went for a start from the passenger line - crank, no start. Didn't even sound like it was going to try to start. Batteries started getting weak, so I pulled them out and put them on the charger for the rest of today and tonight.
My neighbor came over, retired SFC mechanic that has an 04 6.0. We looked at his truck and figured out where the fusible link is on the line to the starter (right up at the top, just a few inches from the battery connection). Went to my truck, peeled the cover back. Then he showed me how to do continuity checks with my multimeter. We got continuity on all 5 lines while checking:
1 - from the battery connection to the near side of the fuses.
2 - across each of the fuses.
3 - from the battery connection to the far side of the fuses.
I'm getting frustrated enough I'm about to grab a hammer and start breaking shyt. My neighbor tells me as he's leaving that a friend from his active duty days now runs a diesel shop nearby that handles all the buses on post and a bit of the local diesel traffic here. He has service trucks and sends people out to troubleshoot on sight. I called and set it up for Monday.
I'm tired of screwing around with this truck - I need it up and running. I've already dumped $450 into rental cars and taxi's. I've put to much sweat, money, and time into this truck to keep wasting more money on alternative transportation while this clunker sits in my driveway.
Last edited by Tanker3278; 08-26-2016 at 07:21 PM.