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Scott W., Ford Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  28 yrs. experience as Ford ASE Master Technician. Accolades include being a 2005 Ford PTS Regional Finalist and 2006 ASE Ford National Technician.
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Stopped running now the glow plug stays lit but it wont turn

Customer Question

Stopped running now the glow plug stays lit but it wont turn over?
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: The glow plug lamp next to the speedometer
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2004 F250 SD 6.0L
JA: Are you fixing your F250 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Before it died, the water in fuel lamp came on. I drained the Fuel filters and changed both of them. Now it wont even fire.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Scott W. replied 7 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** the computer been tested for trouble codes? Is there any smoke while cranking the engine over? Did the engine die running down the road or it just won't start now?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Don't have computer to read. Died at a traffic light.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No smoke , there is no turning over. Silence after the fuel pump noise.
Expert:  Scott W. replied 7 months ago.

I see, the glow plug light staying has me wondering if the power to the computer has been lost, or the computer has went bad, does the computer have any modifications like a chip or programmer?

Expert:  Scott W. replied 7 months ago.

Might even be a bad ground to the computer, Have you checked all the fuses?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Fuses are my morning task�� the FICM is Bulletproof, is that what you mean by computer?
Expert:  Scott W. replied 7 months ago.

PCM, powertrain control module.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
OK I'll check that also. Thanks
Expert:  Scott W. replied 7 months ago.

Ok, when the key is turned on, not start, does the amber check engine light come on?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It does initially, but goes out like usual.
Expert:  Scott W. replied 7 months ago.

OK, I would check all the fuses first, sounds like a power or ground problem to the PCM, also inspect the engine wiring looms real close, sometimes they chafe on studs or brackets, take a look at the EBP sensor wiring under the coolant bottle, sometimes it chafes here, let me know what you see, thanks Scott

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thanks for the advice. I will let you know.
Expert:  Scott W. replied 7 months ago.

Sounds good