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#24 of 136 Re: 1999 F-250 ghost starting [cleon]
Sep 15, 2007 (2:02 pm)
I had that happen with my 59 Ford truck parked in the garage. I heard it cranking over, when I checked to see what was going on I found that since I had it in gear, it pushed my dryer up against the wall and put a dent in the dryer. Lucky it didn't start or push thru the wall. Turned out to be a short in the wiring, not a ghost. What a surprise that was.
#25 of 136 ignition control module
Oct 03, 2007 (9:19 am)
Has anyone had problems with the icm going out about a half hour after putting a new one in? It's a 96 f-150 straight six. we've put three in so far and it runs great for 30 min. then it just shut's off. Is there a short maybe causing it to go? any help would be appreciated. Thanks
#26 of 136 Re: ignition control module [98autobahn]
Oct 03, 2007 (5:04 pm)
Not knowing the history of the truck it's hard to determine what else may be causing the failures (I assume the ICM fails completely). Here's a long shot, put a good voltmeter on the battery terminals with the engine running and confirm the voltage is not higher than about 14 volts. Be sure all accessories are turned off. Raise the engine RPM and watch the meter, the voltage should remain constant +/- a volt or two. There's small a chance the voltage regulator is bad and the alternator is producing high voltage, causing the ICM to fail. Good luck. KF
+++My 93 F-150 4.9/6 has been totally reliable since the day it was new.
#27 of 136 Aux light switches on 2005 F250SD
Nov 07, 2007 (2:26 pm)
Can someone tell me where the wires exit for the 4 aux switches on the dash? Have contacted several Ford dealers with no help...where are they hidden? Thanks
#28 of 136 1997 f-350 diesel draw on the battery
Nov 12, 2007 (5:35 pm)
battery goes dead over night what should i look for
#30 of 136 2008 150 Towing Vibration
Nov 18, 2007 (6:47 am)
Just bought an 08 F150 FX4. I was towing my 17ft Whaler on the back roads without a problem. I proceeded to the main roads and suddenly it started to act up. It was shaking everytime I stepped on the gas. It seemed like it was running on 2cyl. not 8. Thank goodness I was going a short distance. When I shut down the engine and removed the boat, I headed to the dealership w/o a problem. They said everything checked out fine. Anyway, could this be an electrical or fuel problem, or both!
#31 of 136 Towing with a new truck
Nov 19, 2007 (11:11 am)
Ford owner's manual page 2 or so says NOT to tow in the first 500 miles and in the first 500 miles of towing don't go over 70.
#32 of 136 CAN NOT SHIFT OUT OF PARK
Nov 24, 2007 (10:08 pm)
MY 2003 F250 WILL NOT SHIFT OUT OF PARK. MY BRACK LIGHT WORKS.
#33 of 136 F350 Rear fog lamps
Dec 10, 2007 (10:52 am)
I have installed a pair of aftermarket foglamps on the rear bumper of my 03 F350. I followed all directions but for some reason when i flip the toggle switch on, it blows my fuze. I've tried wiring them to the battery, to the fuze box, to the rear lamps, all the same result. They pull so much power, when i removed the fuze, the wire insulation began to melt. They are well grounded and the relay swith is good. Anybody got any ideas?