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Ive got an old 2001 f350 7.3 with ignition problems, My key…

Ive got an old...

Ive got an old 2001 f350 7.3 with ignition problems

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery lately?

My key works fine and I have already replaced the swith under the dash. Batteries are good. I can start it by crossing the solenoid terminals

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F350 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, fixing it myself. not much of a mechanic. poor people have poor ways, lol

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not that i know of

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AMEDEE, FORD TECHNICIAN
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Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

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I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

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Does fuse number 20 receive power with the key in the crank position?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Do you have my question about my f350?

Yes sir I do.

Does fuse number 20 receive power with the key in the crank position?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Could it be the part of the ignition that rotates with the key?
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
What about a relay?

YES sir it can be.

If this fuse is good but does not have power with the key in the CRANK position, the ignition switch very well could be at fault.

However, if this fuse does have power with the key in the crank position, that mean the ignition switch is good. I would then suspect an issue with the transmission range switch.

The only relay in the circuit is the starter solenoid.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
how do i go about testing the number 20 fuse?

You can leave it in place and use a test light or voltmeter to check for power on it touching the metal part on top or flat side of it with the key in the CRANK position. It should read close to battery voltage when the key is in the CRANK position. You will need an assistant to help with this.

Or course, be sure this fuse checks out good. :)

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
ok, thanks. format of this page is a little trying but i appreciate the help.

Thank you for the positive rating and you are most welcome.

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Have a great day!!

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