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Losing power and dying.

Our truck recently started this problem. It would run fine for about 10 minutes or so and then lose power and die. We would wait 10-15 minutes and it would start and do the same thing over again. We were wondering if this could be the coil causing the problem or something else. Thank you in advance.

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  • L.A. Turbo May 08, 2013

    While we were trying again to get the truck running my husband noticed the BPT valve had completely come apart. It looks like it is the original. I know you said it could be many things but could this be the problem?

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    Stephen May 09, 2013

    I doubt the valve would cause the engine not to start, but if the EGR valve is stuck open, it would cause a major vac leak. The BPT valve only monitors exhaust pressure to regulate vac going to the EGR.

  • L.A. Turbo May 09, 2013

    This is getting beyond frustrating!



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Yes it could be the coil or a number of other electrical components.
You would need to figure out if you have lost spark to the plugs or fuel pressure when the engine quits. It could be a relay, the fuel pump, the coil or igniter, or a long list of other things.

Posted on May 04, 2013

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  • L.A. Turbo May 04, 2013

    Thank you Stephen. We are going to replace the coils as we have already replaced the fuel pump, plugs, distributor and rotor in the past 6 months or so.

  • L.A. Turbo May 07, 2013

    Well, we replaced both coils and it is still going until it heats up and then it loses power and dies.

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    Stephen May 07, 2013

    Well like I said, it could be several other electrical components. You'll need a repair book or shop manual to be able to trace the ignition system to find out what is failing when the engine gets hot.



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Change your O2 sensor and have your fuel pressure checked,the pump may be going bad.

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Sounds as if it may be the fuel pump has unhitched inside the fuel tank. I will explain....The fuel pump is contained in a housing and when all together slides into receiver built into the inside bottom of the fuel tank. 2 ways it can come loose, previous repairs to the pump causing it not to be installed correctly or vehicle being in an accident and the impact causing the pump assembly to slide out of the "holder". When not in correctly, the pump will be just kind of sitting in the fuel with the fuel pump pickup pointing wherever instead of in the correct position facing towards the bottom. This is why (in my opinion) you are experiencing the problem with less than a 1/4 tank. I would recommend checking this first as its the most likely cause. Hope this helps and please rate this.

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Try taking a look at the catalatic converter if it is clogged it would make that happen no power and dies alot because it is clogging exhaust

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It will likely be the crank sensor, usually fitted next to or behind the bottom engine pulley. A common failure is for the sensor to stop sending a signal when hot, and the engine will stall immediately. After a time, it re-starts but will cut out again when the sensor gets hot again. These sensors are easy to find and replace, and not usually expensive.

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