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Old 11-02-2010, 11:05 PM
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For some reason my truck has started to just die while driving. It will start up just fine, go for a couple miles and then just die on me. Ill pull over and have to keep turning it over a few times, it'll eventually crank back up but if i sit there and rev it up it'll just die the same way. Couple more tries doing the same thing and then it runs fine. Mostly happens in the morning when its cold. Could it be the pick up coil?
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Sound like fuel pump possibly. if it was a coil it would probably missfire rather than die. if you can check your fuel line pressure. do you get any check engine lights?
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no check engine light or codes. all systems are ready also. generally doesn't a fuel pump just go out? not really show signs before hand? does seem real laggy tho has been since i bought it about a year ago, and with you mentioning the fuel pump, I installed a DIY cold air intake that intakes much more air volume. So just a wild guess but maybe with the increase in air the EFI can't keep up with the increased air volume due to the failing fuel pump?
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no check engine light or codes. all systems are ready also. generally doesn't a fuel pump just go out? not really show signs before hand? does seem real laggy tho has been since i bought it about a year ago, and with you mentioning the fuel pump, I installed a DIY cold air intake that intakes much more air volume. So just a wild guess but maybe with the increase in air the EFI can't keep up with the increased air volume due to the failing fuel pump?
No the intake most likely wouldn't do it. When you did the swap did you move any sensors around? sometimes fuel pump will work intermitantly and sometimes will just go out. the laggyness is probubly a blown plenum gasket but wouldnt generaly make it shut down. check conections and such. Do you know how to check coils?
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Could be a crank sensor problem, ignition coil, fuel pump, PCM, wiring...
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Camshaft position sensor (AKA pickup coil)
cat starting to plug up
o2 sensor
Crankshaft position sensor


Run a diagnostic...sometimes the faulty part will store a code but will not keep the CEL lit up
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Finally threw a code out, its P0505 which from what i've been reading isn't an easy code to diagnose. Like yall are saying it could be caused by many different reasons, ill just have to start weeding out sensors and the parts that yall have suggested. Replaced the pick up coil but didn't make a differenc. If yall have any othere suggestions or a good place to start i would appreciate it. Thanks for the help fellas
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p0505= Idle control system malfunction.

Idle Air Control valve
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alright so lastnight i took off the IAC and cleaned it, didnt help. Doing the same thing, dies while driving and only in the morning. Did die only once after work which was last friday.

I have access to a scanner at work which is how i found out it had the P0505 code(finally threw a code after almost three weeks of dying).

Needed a new starter also, so sunday night bought a new one, disconnected the battery and installed it. Got to work monday morning, the P0505 code was gone due to disconnecting the battery BUT all the monitors had already been checked off and set to OK instead of Not Ready without the code popping up yet. Scanned the computer the next day and it was as if the computer had been erased again because the monitors were not ready for no reason but they were Ok the day before. So its as if the computer is just erasing its memory on its own.

Is this a sign of a failing PCM? Check the battery cables and everythings tight with new termanels. Anyone have an idea?
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