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I have a 1999 F350 7.3l that will not start. Sprayed a

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little starter fluid and still...
I have a 1999 F350 7.3l that will not start. Sprayed a little starter fluid and still wont start. Tried to hook up 3 different code scanners all say no communication. Any ideas?
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Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** the check engine come on when you turn the key on? does the wait to start light come on?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
neither one
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

ok, this is caused by bad fuse #30, it is a 30 amp fuse, have you checked this fuse yet?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
location?
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

it is fuse 30 in the fuse under the dash

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
ok replaced fuse. no engine light or glow plug light. I have 8 codes
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

was the fuse blown?

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Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

did you check to see if the new fuse blew again?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
it is good
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

do you have power to that fuse, with the key on?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
i do
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

and now you have communication with the computer?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
I have 8 codes
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

but the check engine light does not come on for 2 seconds, when the key is turned on?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
I just got this truck. It ran ok hard to start. I replaced all glowplugs and valve covers. No damage was seen at the connectors so I did not replace them. after 2 days of use it did this. It was still very hard to crank even after glow plug replacement .
Customer reply replied 29 days ago
NO the glow plug light does not come on and no power to solenoid
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

I asked if the check engine light comes on for 2 seconds when the key is turned on?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
No check engine light either
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

do you have a test light or a voltmeter?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
both
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

ok, give me a second to bring up the wiring diagrams.Tim

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
ok
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

ok, at the glow plug relay, do you have power on the black/orange wire?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
I can not find the glow plug relay
Customer reply replied 29 days ago
there is a glow plug solenoid
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

yes, that is the relay, do you have power on the black/orange wire, it is one of the large wires?

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Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

are you still here

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
2 solenoids. The back solenoid closest to the firewall has power key on to the Big black/red and both smaller red wires on each of the small post but no power to back large post that has 3 independant wires red, blue, green
Customer reply replied 29 days ago
this is a new solenoid replaced at the time of glow plugs
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

that is the starter solenoid, the front one is the glowplug relay, check the black/orange wire tthat solenoid

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
power on that one also
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

you replaced the starter solenoid?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
both solenoids
Customer reply replied 29 days ago
one was $18 and the front was $57
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

ok, at the glow plug solenoid, there should be 2 large studs and 2 small studs, one of the large should have a single black/orange wire, can you check this wire for Power??

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
it has power key on or off doesn't matter
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

ok, there is a red wire on one of the small studs, doe it have power with the key on?

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Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

did you check the red wire for power?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
it has power
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

ok, on the small stud with the purple/orange wire, does it have a good ground, when you turn the key on?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
no its hot
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

it is not suppose to be hot, it should have a ground, do you know how to check for a ground?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
its hot 11.4 volts
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

ok,then this is the problem, that wires goes directly to the computer to ground the solenoid, you either have a short to power in your computer, or the solenoid is wired wrong, can you remove that wire and see if the wire has power to it, when its not installed on the solenoid?

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Customer reply replied 29 days ago
I have to do it tomorrow. I have to go to work now. i will be back in the morning
Ford Mechanic: Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH replied 29 days ago

ok

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