I tested the voltage to the remote wire that powers the solenoid when the key is engaged to start the motor, and found no voltage was present. That led me back to the fuse panel. After inspecting the length of the wires to the starter, I found a small area where the insulating jacket on the remote wire had been rubbed through against one of the fuel rails directly beneath the radiator. I then re-inspected the fuses, for the 7th time and began to replace them. The first one I pulled out was the one that was bad, and it was next to impossible to see while the fuse was still in the panel. Replaced the fuse, and the truck fired right up. It is much easier to see damage to the FMX style fuses if they are removed from the panel. Once the FMX-30 fuse was removed I could see that down on the corners, almost invisible without viewing from a better angle, is where the fusible link was broken.
Thanks for the prompt reply, I hope this thread helps someone else.
Friday, July 25th, 2014 AT 12:12 PM