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Old 02-18-2012, 08:33 PM
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so my truck just dies on me while driving yesterday. checked everything to do with the fuel system and it wasnt that than checked brain box. the timeing and spark but still nothin. any one got suggestions?
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Does it crank, are there any codes posted?
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my truck cranks and cranks but it just wont pop over. than we tried switching the brain box with my dads truck since its the same exact truck. still nothing. not a single code popped up either. no check engine light came on. checked fuel pressure with gauge and it read bout 48
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Check fuse #3, fuse #6 and the 'Auto Shut-Down Relay. They are all located in the PDC (aka Fuse Box) under the hood.
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Have you checked for spark yet ?
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I have had sudden and severe death of ignition coils before, and I always, these days, carry a spare behind the seat, cheap insurance, especially when you are far from civilization, they don't take up a lot of space, cheap chinese parts are , well, you really do seem to get what you pay for these days...
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yes we have checked for spark even did a tune up the coil has plenty of spark but the plugs seem to have little spark. i just cant figure out what it is.
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What color is the spark? If it's yellow, there is likely not enough energy to fire under compression, If it's blue....or blue/white, it should be good.

Can you verify that the Auto Shut Down relay is operating. With the ignition turned on, pull the relay. When you plug it back in, it should click.
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spark color is blue/white. and the relay clicked when the ignition was on. also tried the fuel pump relay and that one clicked also and you could hear the fuel pump
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I hate to go here, but did you do a compression check? How many miles? Pop the distributor cap off and make sure the rotor is spinning.
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