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Ford: i have a 2005 e 350 extended super duty van with the

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i have a 2005 e 350 extended super duty van with the 5.4l v-8. i was driving on the freeway and i heard a pop and saw some smoke coming out of the passenger side of the hood. i stopped the van and there was a very small fire between the battery and the firewall. when the pop happened all motor and electrical function ceased and the instrument panel froze in exactly the same position that they were in when i was driving. speedometer 70, tach 2100 rpms etc... i changed the solenoid and repaired the wires damaged in the fire but i still have absolutely no power anywhere in the system
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  fordtechsuzukitech25 replied 1 year ago.
there is either a fuse between the batter and alternator in line with the positive battery cable or a main fuse in the engine compartment fuse box that most likely popped
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
would that cause a complete lack of power to the entire vehicle or woudl it just affect the starter? inside the main fuse box i found absolutely no fuses that showed a lack of continuity or any signs of damage
Expert:  fordtechsuzukitech25 replied 1 year ago.
there are fusible links inline between batt. and alt. between batt. and fuse box and between batt. and starter
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i did continuity testing on all wires from battery to starter/alternator/fuse box, starter solenoid all showed continuity on red and on black also
Expert:  fordtechsuzukitech25 replied 1 year ago.
im sorry but you dont have power or ground to something, check powers and grounds to pcm if you have powers and grounds then it must be computer as long as you are sure you have powers and grounds