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Old 08-15-2012, 10:16 PM
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WTS light flashing, turns over but no start.

I am new on here so thanks for any help. I have a 97 F250 that the WTS light is flashing, relays 1 and 2 are clicking along with what appears to be a solenoid by the fuel filter, turns over, has oil pressure and tach but no start. I have checked the fuses, relays, fuel heater wire and charged the batteries. I think it might be my PCM as the truck ran fine until I plugged in my programmer (edge evolution) to change it for pulling the RV. The program went fine but when I tried to start it the problems began, it can't find my PCM to reprogram. Any ideas?
 
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:30 PM
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this comes to mind
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...rogrammer.html

i defiantly sounds like it got fried if it was all well untill messing with the program on the PCM. you could try and get it reflashed by a dealer or you might need to replace it.

heres another link to read through maybe get it resolved.. https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/7...ramming-2.html
 
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:37 PM
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I just read that link before posting, should have known better than trying to save money and got the real thing to start with. Any idea if a new PCM has to be flashed for the 97? No close dealers around me and would cost more to get it towed than for a new PCM.
 
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:42 PM
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not sure on the needing programmed, they should come loaded to whatever pcm code it is. maybe someone else will chime in on that
 
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PCM comes with the programing, try car-parts.com for a used PCM for ALOT less money than a new one. I have found several thru them and all have been good ones. Just don't buy a used that looks like it's been wet.
 
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:26 PM
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Contact edge and tell them the issue. Sometime they'll send you something to reflash your PCM back to stock. Worth a try.
 
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Thanks for the replies will call edge on Monday and go from there.
 
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Called Edge today as my work schedule didn't allow me to get hold of them earlier this week and they are sending me a stock program and a new programmer that should be here tomorrow. Seems like they stand behind there products and were happy to help, just hope it fixes the problem.
 
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Good deal. There is a possability that the reprogram may not work.

Is you truck a Cali model?
 
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Got the stock program and new programmer today and the truck is running again.
 
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Good deal....
 
 
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