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Re: driving fine suddenly stoped engine kicks but just...
Have you checked your fuel pump relay. It is located on the panel with the fuses under the hood. If the relay is not working, the truck will crank but not start. This is a typical problem of vehicles that run fine and then suddenly quit. Hope this helps, rate me highly please.
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Sudden no starts are usually gas or spark (ignition) related. If you spray some starting fluid into the intake and it fires up briefly, then you know it is a fuel problem- a bad fuel pump, or less often a fault in the fuel injection circuit.
If the engine doesn't respond to the starting fluid, check for spark on a spark plug wire with the engine cranking. Purchase a cheap spark tester at a parts store. It's easy to check for spark this way, and no chance of getting a shock. Another way is to pull off a wire from a plug, take out the spark plug and reattach to the plug wire. Lay the spark plug on a metal piece of engine, where the plug threads are touching metal. That grounds the plug. Now have your helper be cranking the engine over while you watch for a strong blue spark at the spark plug tip. If you have a blue spark consistently, you can assume the ignition is working properly.
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It's possible that the defective plugs blew out the Ignition Control Module. Are you getting any spark from the plugs? Try removing one of the plug leads, hold it about 1/4" from a metal surface, and have someone crank the engine. You should see a strong spark. If not, then I'd replace the ICM and see what happens.
Anytime a car wont start its missing one of the key things it needs to start. Air, Fuel, spark or compression. The first thing to check is to pull a wire off the spark plug and put a screw drive in the end of the wire. Lay the screw driver on the engine near metal. Crank it and look for a large blue spark it should make a nice popping noise.
If no spark try the same thing with the coil wire. If spark its the cap or rotor. No spark its the coil or module.
If the plugs have spark, try pouring a small amount of gas in the throttle body and see if that starts it. If it does, fuel problem check filter and pump.
If it wont start with either or gas in the throttle body and the plugs have spark then it is either a timing or compression issue. Remove the plug wire from the center of the distrib cap and then remove the cap making sure no wires come off. Have someone crank the engine and see if the rotor spins. If it does not you need to replace the timing chain/belt. If it does spin rent a compression checker and check each cylinder.
can you hear the fuel pump kick on when you turn the key on but without crancking the engine? Generally the fuel pump will prime for about two to three seconds when you first turn the key on. if you don't hear it that's probably the culprit. If you do hear it it may be a bad pump. also should check to see if you have spark. You can do this by removing a plug wire and using another spark plug. Ground the plug to somthing metal and have someone crank the engine (making sure you are not touching the plug or metal) You should see a spark while cranking. Good luck