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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-12-2019, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel bowl heater

Looking where the location of the fuel bowl heater fuse is on my 96 f250. Changed the fuel filt the other day and notices the heating element was not intact anymore. Now today went out to start it and all it does is crank. I have read that if that fuse blows your vehicle will not start.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-12-2019, 02:48 PM
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Re: Fuel bowl heater

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Check fuse 22 in the fuse fox that is under the hood. Had this happen to me the first year I had my 97 cclb. Make sure to disconnect the fuel bowl heater first..

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Ok thanks. I'll double check but I think they were all good. Any other suggestions? All I'm getting is cranking right now. The heating elements doesn't have to be installed after the fuse is replaced does it? Plan on running it without until I get a new one
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Re: Fuel bowl heater

Just unplug it from the filter housing and leave it be. No need to get a new element. With the quality of fuel at the pumps and that it is usually pre mixed, you won't really have to worry about it gelling up. Just replace the fuse and start driving. Mine broke and I pulled it two years ago and haven't had a problem.

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Re: Fuel bowl heater

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Wouldn't hurt to check fuses 8 and 9 in that same fuse box. You can also check the PCM relay and IDM relays.

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Re: Fuel bowl heater

You can also go back to fuse 17.. This is the fuse that protects the key switch.

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Re: Fuel bowl heater

as said, eliminate the fuel heater and tape off the wire. then abandon it.
the heater is not needed unless you are in arctic regions. .

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-13-2019, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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Fuse 22 was what it was thanks guys for all the info.
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Re: Fuel bowl heater

If you don't disconnect the heater wire from the outside of the filter housing you may have the problem again

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