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F250: my 2003 ford f 250 with a v 10 won't turn over , like

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Hi my 2003 ford f 250 with a v 10 won't turn over , like the battery is dead but its fully charged . I put a new starter in it and that didn't work.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Have you tried a new starter relay in the fuse box under driver side of dash?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I switched it with another one from the fuse panel. Is that ok ?
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
It should be as long as they are identical relays.Below is how you test it.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/starter%20relay.PNG
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/fig%202.PNG
If you remove relay and jumper cavity 30 and 87 does the starter engage?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just tried using a jumper wire between 30 and 87 and starter doesn't engage. How do I check continuity in relay?
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
It should have engaged the starter!
Is there power at cavity #30?
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
I changed that to #30
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
Is this an automatic trans or manual shift?
Check that power and let me know both answers
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Using a test light , there is no power at 30. It's an automatic
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
Thanks,
I would have to suspect a bad fusible link that feeds that cavity.
The fusible links are located at the passenger side rear of engine compartment.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/fuse%20links.PNG
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/link%20locations.PNG
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
They might be on the other side, my info is telling me both as the location???
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't see it on either side. Does it come out of one of the big harnesses or by its self?
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
It should be inside the harness if i remember right.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There's about 10 wiring harnesses on the drivers side near the firewall with about 200 wires coming out of them going to plugs.
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I dont think they are inside the harness now that i think about it but i'm away from the shop right to look at my service manual now so i will see if someone else can help.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok , thank you.
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
you bet.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should I expect to hear from him tonight or tomorrow?
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
Probably tomorrow, but maybe tonight.
No need to reply back to me tonight.
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Check fuse 113 in the fuse box under dash driver side.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/113.PNG
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I meant to tell you that fuse powers up cavity 30 in the starter relay.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok , I will try that today .
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.
Sounds good

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