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F250 shutsdown and theres no power

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by sectlandscaping, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. sectlandscaping

    sectlandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    My truck shut off today while lifting the plow. I thought it stalled but no I have no electric, no lights, dash, ignition, nada. Ok I had to blown a fuse. I look under the hood and in the panel everything is good. I try to start a few times and nothing. Then randomly after about 10 mins the plow lights come on and it fires up. It happen again later. I did everything the same. What the hell does this sound like?
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Lose ground,battery cable?
     
  3. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    You beat me to it. That's where I'd look first. Clean the termials and cable ends. Grease them too.
     
  4. Holland

    Holland Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    What engine? I know on the 7.3's, if you follow a battery cable along the drivers side fender theres a small junction block that gets forgotten, begins to corrode and causes issues. Good luck and check into the previous advice as well!
     
  5. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Forgot about that ,in 5.4 same thing. Cousin had the same problem truck dead then start ,The wires were rotted and kept pulling free from each other.
     
  6. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,080

    Did you put antigell in the fuel? any lose wires?
     
  7. abbottfarm

    abbottfarm Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 108

    gelling up wont cause no battery power...

    Check you battery terminals, and grounds.
     
  8. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,080

    My bad I didn't read that part.
     
  9. sectlandscaping

    sectlandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    This was just done days ago when adding lights to the grill. Im going to chase the wires back and see whats they look like on the other end.

    Its the 5.4.
     
  10. Oxmow

    Oxmow Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    Almost sounds like a circuit breaker.
     
  11. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    It's his truck that it having problems, not his house. :laughing:
     
  12. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    House circuit breakers don't automatically reset.
     
  13. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I know.....I was joking around. Tough crowd!
     
  14. Oxmow

    Oxmow Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    Nice ice breaker to get the party started!Thumbs Up
     
  15. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    What year is your truck? The main fuse box is under your dash and not your hood as you stated. Make sure the ignition switch run/start feed fuse number 45 in the block is intact under the dash.

    !! your truck will still start and temporarily run even if this fuse is blown !!

    Also, since you probably wrecked your alternator, get that tested too.
     
  16. sectlandscaping

    sectlandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    Its a 01. Theres a small panel under the hood on the driver side. There is a bigger one under the dash. Neither are labeled.

    The battery is at 12.5 and when I start the truck it goes to 14+.

    The positive terminal wont get that tight. Going to replace that.
     
  17. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    For christ's sake. Here is your manual. Fuses are listed at roughly page 195. You NEED to check your fuses!!!!

    http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pubs/content/~WO1F23/~MUS~LEN/36/01f23og4e.pdf