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Car was great, then weather turned very wet, drove a few miles one day when all of a sudden the dials started playing up slowly moving down to 0 as if power as being taken away from them,random dash lights coming on and then the power steering whent off, got down the hill and stopped the car (this is only a few miles and minutes just to let you know it all happened very quickly), when i tried to fire it up again there was no power, and i mean NO power 'zero zilch'I know because I checked it with my multimeter and it read about 0 in le battery! ok so i got another battery to the car and tried to start and this is what i got, she would fire up for about 5 seconds, and then stall every time, and like i have seen others here say a noise like a jet engine, i know however that the noise is the motor for the power steering, because this very strange thing is happening where when i turn the key to on position when the dash lights come on, the power steering turnes on? I know for sure that this is not meant to happen and it was not like that before? I remember power steering only coming on when the engine is started so im completely baffled. so i researched and found how to get fault codes, and here is what i got- 1610, 0602, 0480, 0481 and thats it, no start and a very ****** off mechanic being me, no im not an electrician and i love mechanics, its like some robot coming along and turning your microwave on and breaking it then powering down, its really annoying. can anyone christen me so i can see the light because my life is now ruined as a mechanic unless of course i was to go back to that college, but it stinks there.
It is your immobilizer system, program a new key and let me know what happens.
Posted on Nov 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You do not have to replace the fuel pump at a specific mileage.
I hate to speculate without physically inspecting the vehicle, but, my best solution here & now may be the fuel pump. Now, I would not go out & buy one before you had proper diagnosis. Here is one test, but you will need to have to experience the stall again, and then test to see if you have fuel pressure at the injectors. If you have no fuel pressure, replace the pump. Fuel filter issues do not "come & go", they stay, and your car would not run properly. Also, a fuel pump failure will not set a computer code on this particular model vehicle. Hope this helps..
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
These trucks have a drive by wire system,we seen a` lot with a broken ground wire on the rear of the drverside cyl head,this is hard to see just feel and give the wire a tug .If the wire is loose or broken the reduced engine power light will come on.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
SOURCE: Turn key, nothing happens
It could be the park/neutral switch, next time it doesn't start try wiggling the shifter in park while turning the key, or shift to neutral and see if that will work. if that doesn't change the problem I would replace the ignition switch.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
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