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I was driving down the road at about 30 mph and the truck died.

I changed the fuel filter and 4 hours later tried it again. It ran about two miles more and died again. Checked for spark, and found that was good. It has dual tanks and when you switch it the needle seems to show the right gas level in tank. Is there a part that can prevent gas flow from either tank.I'm assuming that each tank has its own pump and that it is unlikely that they would both go out at the same time.

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  • westfamily Jun 17, 2009

    Thanks for your help. I was able to check the fuel pump and that was working, Also checked the kill switch...found on the floor board left of the brake pedal. Where the problem turned out to be was in the module to the distributor. The part cost me $67.00, but you need a special thin wall 5mm socket to remove the old part. I've been told that the distributor coil can cause the same problem. The thing that threw me was I had spark and I was told that if I had spark the problem would be found in the fuel distribution. Not so.

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Sounds like it could possibly be the inertia switch. Check to see if you can hear the fuel pumps kicking on, if not the check your inertia switch. They are made to shut the fuel pumpa off if the vehicle has an impact or roll over. Sometimes they go bad or the wire connections get corroded. I believe it is located in the kick panel on the passenger side. Hope this helps.

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