Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Strasburg, Colorado
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Powerstroke has no power when turning key
I need help. Wife used truck last week to help move kid home. She left the lights on all day which drained both batteries. I charged both batteries and after that when I turned on the key everything on my dash worked like normal, never started truck. I thought now would be a good time to replace the battery cables that I bought last summer. Dis-connected all battery cables then turned key a couple times to discharge any current that might still be in system. Disconnected starter first and then the start silenoid and then pulled the positive battery cable out of engine compartment. Then disconnected the negitive cable from engine block and pulled them. Hooked up the new negitive cables to the engine block and pulled them in place, didn't coonect to batteries. Run the positive cable down thru engine compartment and hooked up starter and starter silenoid. After all that stuff has been hooked up and then hooked up the positive battery post and then the negitive. I now have no power at all when I turn the key on my truck dash, no radio, no lights, no nothing.
What I do have
Batteries both have full charge. Starter has juice from battery and the 1 side of starter silenoid has power. Other side doesn't have power even when the key is turned. If I jump across post then the starter turns over. Again there is no power to dash or components at all.
Is there a fuse that got blown? Did I hook up my starter silenoid wrong? I put the battery cable on one side and all the other wires on the battery side of the silenoid/front grill side, is this wrong?
Any help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
97 F250 Powerstroke, 5spd, 3.53 gears, HyperMax Downpipe, LUK SMFW, TYMAR Air Filter, GUTTED KITTY CAT & EPBV, HX MOD, EDGE EVOLUTION TUNER, Cooper Discover S/T's P235/85R16, Autometer Z-Series Pyrometer and Boost guages.