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A. Penland
A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
Category: Ford
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Experience:  ASE Master Certified, ASE Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance
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When I turn the key it continues to crank for about 15

Customer Question

When I turn the key it continues to crank for about 15 seconds and the truck does not start
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: Yes and no
JA: What is the model of your '15 Ford?
Customer: 2010 F150 xlt
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I disconnected the battery and cleaned the post hoping to reset the computer in the process
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 8 months ago.

Hello, my name is Anthony.

Do this first before we go any farther. Check fuse #27 in the engine bay fuse box. Remove the fuse and make sure it is not melted, burnt or blown. Please let me know.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
OK,
I will have to do that when I get home. How long is this good for?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Will anyone be available after 5 PM?
Expert:  A. Penland replied 8 months ago.

I will be on line till 11 PM EST. I live on the East Coast. You can even reply back tomorrow if needed. I am on line from time to time tomorrow and I go back to work on Wednesday at my dealership and then I will only be on line in the evening.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok cool. I am trying to get home now
Expert:  A. Penland replied 7 months ago.

Please don't rush and be careful. No need to hurry.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Yep it was melted
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Put a new one in and it started right up. Thank you
Expert:  A. Penland replied 7 months ago.

Ok. There is a repair kit for this problem that Ford sells. There is what is called a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) that Ford put out for their technicians to repair this problem. You will be relocating the fuse #27, which is for the fuel pump, to a larger fuse and wiring in the engine bay fuse box. The repair kit has color instructions for you to repair this problem and relocate the fuse. The fuel pump is fine, the problem is the fuse wiring and gauge is too small to handle the load of the fuel pump. See the link below for the TSB. Below is the part you will need to get from your local Ford parts department. EL3Z-14293-A.

Expert:  A. Penland replied 7 months ago.

If you replace the fuse only, the problem will return, also the fuse box will melt shortly.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok, I will look into that tomorrow. Thank you very much.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
How much does it cost
Expert:  A. Penland replied 7 months ago.

The kit is about $25. You can repair it yourself if you are handy working under the hood.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok, thanks again
Expert:  A. Penland replied 7 months ago.

Your welcome.