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Truck stopped at a stop sign. Engine died

Truck has only 60000 miles.   The fuel filter has been changed. The code scanner shows no errors. The engine turns over rough and not smooth like used to when it worked properly.  There was no decernable indication the engine died, gave the gas at a stop sign and didn't move. The engine does not try to fire at all like it is trying to start. 100% dead. Have a new fuel pump but not replaced yet.  The old pump can be heard upon ignition on and stops when pressure reached. Have not yet chedked spark.

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  • purpleparrot Dec 30, 2008

    Didn't try looking at spark yet.  Took a shortcut. 
    Put Carburetor cleaner directly in Throttle body and did not get any fire at all. 



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Check for spark and get back to me.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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    Peter Fadoulakis Dec 30, 2008

    Check for spark at EACH plug with an in line spark tester, but don't rule rule out a fuel pressure/delivery issue. That needs to be confirmed as well



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