2006 Ford F-350 Truck wont start

Tiny
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  • 2006 FORD F-350
  • 6.0L
  • V8
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 184,000 MILES
I went to start my truck about 2 hours after I had reached my destination, turned the key to start after the glow plugs warmed up, and nothing. The truck has full power, the battery tested good, all the fuses check out on the ignition system. The starter is brand new. I thought that it may have a dead spot in it somewhere, so instincively, I replaced it. I even tried taking it out of gear and trying to start in neutral thinking it might have been a bad park switch, but still nothing. I am going to pull the remote wire off the solenoid next to see if I am getting voltage to it when the key is turned. Other than that, my only guess could be something with the security system, or oil sensor? Does this year have a coded or chipped key? Any help would be wonderful. Thanks!

Zach
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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 AT 7:46 AM

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Tiny
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Try resetting your security system if no manual look online on how to reset it they don't use coded/chip keys any longer.
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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 AT 12:25 PM
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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.
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Friday, July 25th, 2014 AT 12:12 PM
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You can also test tehm with a test light and or multimeter without pulling them out and looking. Thanks for the tip.
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Friday, July 25th, 2014 AT 12:20 PM
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Not the square (easy-view) style. They are completely enclosed in plastic and the only leads to test would require pulling the fuse anyway. Thanks!
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Friday, July 25th, 2014 AT 12:22 PM

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