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Old 01-02-2012, 03:22 AM
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I've recently been having some issues with getting my truck to start. Initially it wouldn't start in damp weather only, so I replaced the distributor cap, plugs, wires and ignition coil and it started up just fine in the rain. My truck's been starting and running fine for the past three weeks or so, but this morning it refused to start again. I know that the issue isn't the ignition system which is all brand new, or the battery which is about a year old. It'll crank just fine, but it doesn't sound feel or smell like the engine is getting any gas. My fuses are good, so I'm guessing that the problem is either with the fuel pump or somewhere in the fuel delivery system? Any help with where to look or other possibilities would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Verify that the 'Automatic Shut Down Relay' in the Fuse box is clicking when you turn the key on. Also, you should be able to hear the pump when you first turn the key on. It makes a 'whirring' sound for a short time as it's coming up to pressure.
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I'll check the auto shut down relay, should I be able to hear the fuel pump from inside the cab or do I need to listen close to the gas tank? Thanks.
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check the relay and see how that works
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I'll check the auto shut down relay, should I be able to hear the fuel pump from inside the cab or do I need to listen close to the gas tank? Thanks.
You should be able to hear it from the cab, however if your like me and hard of hearing then undo the gas filler cover on the tank to relieve any pressure and have someone turn the key to the run position and listen at the filler spout. Hope this helps.
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Or if you can't hear it use a pressure tester once fuel rail, I think these might be like gm if there's not enough pressure at injector it won't start. It should have at 45 psi at rail.
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And don't be mistaken a fuel pump dsnt just go out all at once it can slowly where out and become speratic over time.
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