I stupidly left my 2003 F-250 at the Jersey shore since it was still fishing season, and the water never gets that high (NOT).
The water reached the bottom of the dash but missed the fuse box.
I have replaced the starter and fixed the starter cable which allowed the engine to crank, but not start.
I popped the CPS out and checked for bad connection, but found nice shiny connections without a trace of salt water corrosion. Likewise with several of the connectors on the driver wheel well, so I am concluding that most of the connections held up, but I could be wrong.
When I first got access to the truck (Martial Law - Access Delay) the door locks worked, the radio worked, the buzzers worked, the windows worked, and the lights worked. The buzzers no longer work, but the rest do, but the battery is getting drained from somewhere. The check engine symbol stays on after the initial test of the dash lights.
I don't have a scanner and am hesitant to have it towed somewhere to start a forever drain on my wallet one piece at a time. Considering the symptoms can someone recommend a diagnostic scanner for me to buy that might point me in the right direction.
If anyone has any other suggestions, I would love to them hear from you. I am particularly interested in finding out what equipment or modules might have been affected with the type of flooding my truck sustained. The actual depth of flooding was 43" which comes to the bottom of the rocker covers.\
There is no sign of water in the engine, or the fuel, although I know the tank had to have been submerged, at least for the period of the highest tide during the storm. I guess I am going to have to drain the manual transmission and the two differential housings to elliminate any water which might have gotten in.
Although I am not a mechanic by trade, I do like to tinker, and am able to take things apart and put them back together. Any help will be appreciated.