WHY DOES MY TRUCK NOT HAVE ANY POWER (ELECTRICAL)?

  • Tiny
  • bobbycruz
  • 1998 Ford Expedition
  • 100 miles

98 ford expo wont start. Replaced the battery, starter solenoid and relay. And still nothing works. Theres a clicking sound coming from the fuse box even after I replaced the relay.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 5:29 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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What relay?

Use a voltmeter to measure the voltage at the battery. It should be 12 to 12.5 volts.

Start there

Roy

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 5:31 PM
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It was the instrument cluster, overhead trip computer module relay and yes my voltmeter reads 12.5 volts at the battery.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 5:36 PM
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Ok, when you turn on the key, does the lights come on on the dash?

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 5:37 PM
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No nothing at all happens. Its weird though because every once in a lucky moment. Power comes on but the second I turn the key, theres a loud click and all goes dead again.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 5:40 PM
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It sounds like a bad connection at the battery. Remove the cales, clean the inside of them and re install and see if anything happens.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 5:50 PM
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Cables and terminals are new also. Checked ground. All clean. Im super stumped?

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 6:00 PM
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It sounds like you need help from a shop and it gets a lot more complicated from here. Could be fusible links. If it is, you must find the reason it blew and that is a time consuming process.

Roy

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 6:05 PM
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Ok well thanks anyway for your time.

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Sunday, September 16th, 2012 AT 6:08 PM

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