Terry, since you're the tech smartypants, will you post a link to this in our jackassery thread? Maybe Alan will see it and have a solution. My first thought was a wire shorting to ground. A wiggle test might be in order once the routing of the wires from the panel to the components is figured out.
Chip in Russellville, MO
66 Buick Skylark Special convertible...
1975 F250 4x4
.Project overwhelmation...yes I know it is not a real word, but more a feeling. Thanks Rich
Not sure about the '97's but 2000 and up have a small black box under the dash by the steering column. It's full of relays and the dinger for seat belts and such. If one of the relays hangs up or shorts out (pretty common) it can cause all kinds of strange problems. It took me two days to find a parasitic drain on an '02 Mustang. Turns out it was the relay box. It's also considered a body control module. I would try to unplug it and see if it starts.
'73 F-100 360, 3 on the tree 2WD (Uncle Jesse's truck)
'75 F-250 460, C6 Monster Truck (Earthquake III)
'78 F-250 Ranger 514, C6 2WD(Soon to be Earthquake IV)
'79 F-200 300-6, 4 spd. 4x4 (Alice)
'79 F-150 400, C6 4x4 (Ka'Bluey)
Yes, that's the fuse, it blows as soon as the key is turned on. Before we replaced the pcm the fuel pump wouldn't even come on but the motor would crank. Now the fuel pump kicks on until the fuse blows then shuts off again and the motor cranks. I found the ccrm it is inside the fender apron. Pain to get to, will have to wait for the money to get a replacement and go from there.
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