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Will not stay running

Starts and run's great till it warms up then it dies and won't start till it get's cold again .

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  • hamiltonexca Dec 18, 2008

    i can hear the pump running but it only run's for 2 seconds shuts down. I unhooked the fuel line by the motor, And when you turn the key on it squirts,a short bust of gas and then it stops.shouldn't that gas keep flowing until it build's up pressure.




  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Has fuel pressure been checked yet when it quits? Don't laugh, but try this, when it quits, get under back end or side of truck with a rubber hammer & give the bottom of your gas tank a good quick whack with the rubber hammer, and then try to start it. Your not out to put a big dent in your tank, just a brisk hit. Sometimes when fuel pumps are on their way out, this will work temporarily in some cases to get you going again. Changing fuel filter may be a lucky thing too if not done recently. Do you know how to retrieve any trouble codes from dash, (check engine light) and if yes, are there any coming up?

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That's the probelm with fuel injection, when it comes to diagnosing. Regulator etc, will shut down pump if pressure not detected usually. Only other way, other than a gauge would be to wire to pump directly as to by-pass all that stuff & you really don't want to do that, or perhaps a jumper wire acroos the relay, but you better be real good with wiring before you try that & mess something else up. Fuel pressure test should only cost about 1/2 hr labor, and well worth it. Regardless, if fuel filter hasn't been changed recently, I'd do that first, because it will need changing if pump has to be done anyway.

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