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Old 09-27-2013, 07:30 PM
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Alright here's the run-down. On Tuesday the truck started sputtering and stopped as if it was out of gas. The problem is that it had a half tank. It was then started again and got about half a mile before it stopped for good. The fuel gauge doesn't seem to work now? I thought it was the fuel sender and offered to replace the original, but my parents don't like me working on our nicer vehicles so they had it towed to the shop. The shop believes it is something wrong with the anti-theft system but says they cant fix it. Anything else it could be that the shop wouldn't catch? I would like to fix this so my parents don't end up paying 1000$+ that could be spent on projects on our land. Thanks.
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Fuel gauge doesn't seem to work? Is it on empty and won't move? Sounds like it could be a fried fuel pump. A simple fuel pressure test will determine this.
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^^^^That's what I was thinking. From the symptoms you explaining, I don't see how it could be the anti-theft system. Really sounds like a fuel pump.
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