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My s-10 will all of a sudden die after driving down the road for a while. After a few minutes it will start again

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  • jgray60 Jun 04, 2009

    I changed the fuel filter already. The computer said that the oxygen sensor was bad, but I didn't think that would make it stop running



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Your fuel pump may be going bad. If the fuel filter is dirty, it will restrict the flow of gas and heat up the fuel pump causing it stop working till it cools down. Change the fuel filter first and see if the fixes the problem, also have Auto Zone check for any DTC codes just in case if it's something else other then a bad filter or fuel pump. Good luck and keep me posted.

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    Harvey N Tawatao Jun 04, 2009

    Try this, the fuel pump relay is in the glove box. You'll see a panel in the back left side that say relay in the glove box, there are three relay's in there. one is for the brake light, A/C compressor and the fuel pump which is the middle one. Switch them around and see if that fixes the problem. The relay may be going bad and when it heats up, the voltage may drop to the fuel pump.

    The other thing to is have the fuel pressure checked at the shredder valve. I think there should be 65PSI but double check that, and there is also a bad history on the type of fuel injector system on the 4.3 vortec with the spider poppet valve.

    The o2 sensor would not shut the fuel pump down, what would shut the fuel pump down is low votage in the system and the ECM drop's below 10.5 volts will shut the fuel pump, low oil pressure will shut the fuel pump also.

    I've only seen this once, the wire harness from the frame rail to the sending unit went bad due to heat through the wire and corrosion. As the electricity went through, the wire would heat up and then the voltage would drop at the connection due to corrosion. Buy this is just a long shot.

    Good luck and keep me posted, If you like try this. Put the ignition to the fun position and pull the fuse to the ECM (BATT) from the fuse box on the side of the dash drivers side for 30 sec. Place the fuse back in and wait 10 seconds, than start the S10. IT MAY STALL BUT LET IT, DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING. Just restart it and let idle for 1 min then take it for a test drive. The ECM is relearning the engine and transmission like the day it cam off the assembly line.

    All the DTC code and history has been cleared and any setting the ECM may have done to compensate for any problems in the past that was never cleared by a scanner.

    Keep me posted and when ever you get to Auto Zone have them cane the S10 for any new codes. Keep me posted. Let me know if you need to improve a few things and i may be able to tell you if it works or not.



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