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Shuts off while driving. no fuel pressure. pcm fuse blows/ fuel pump relay inserted.

Equipped truck with remote start/ custom security system. noticed about a month now that it sometimes wont crank on first two tries wether by remote start or by manually turning the key. had to jump start on couple times. recently while driving it completely shuts down. dash board lights up- traction on/off, security flashes, abs, low fuel, shift selection gone, parking brake and more. i ckecked fuse compartment left of steering wheel and found no blown fuse. i checked fuse box under hood and found ECM1 FUSE blown. i changed it and truck fires up fine. i drive home. next morning i had to jump start battery which fires up on first crank. truck drives for about 4 miles and shuts off. check for blown fuse, ECM1 is blown however this time upon changing the fuse and crankiing the vehicle the fuse just keep getting blown. i went through 5 fuse. my fuel pump will not prime when i turn the key to on. i took out the fuel pump relay, try cranking/ turning the key to on to prime fuel pump and this time the ECM1 fuse stays in tact. got new battery still no good.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    I was driving to go put gas....gas was low. As soon as I pulled into gas station truck shut off. I put gas and would not start again. The gages don't even mark for the fuel I put in or any of the other gages.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    tried changing the crank sensor and found the ecm fuse blown. replaced fuse and still wont start

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    fuse is new and good

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    car wont start I have changed the ign switch ,changed the fuel pump need to find what the relays and fuse for

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Were is the main fuse in fuse bos to truck we think its blown

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Have changed every sensor including the bus fuse that runs the whole truck. Got it started went about three hudred feet and shut down . will turn over but will not start. The gas tank has pressure coming out of it making a loud noise and not wanting to take gas. When I turn on the key you can barely here the pump come on for just a second Please help me.


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Sounds like the fuel pump is shorted.

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