Blowing fuse for the starter

Asked by Feb 01, 2017 at 06:49 AM about the 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat Crew Cab LB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Driving my 2004 F350 down the road engine quits
starter will not work all the gauges and lights in
electrical work change the fuse truck starts and
runs fine then dies and blows fuse again

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Fords reall don't have a fuse for the starter, it is hooked directly to the battery through the starter solenoid. So I believe that you have a short in the one of the main circuits that supply power all over the rig, so you will need a wiring diagram, using the fuse that blows as the guide start from there and find out just what is on that circuit and check everyone for an internal short, if nothing is found componet wise then start checking the wiring for a rubbed through spot or short to ground. This can get complicated and frustrating to find, most shorts usually are especially if thier intermittent, so if you feel it is too much then take it too a shop you trust to locate the short.

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