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My truck just shut off & will not start,tried starting fluid & stil nothing.starter works,just no fire ?

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    Keith Honer Apr 22, 2015

    coil wire burned & ground out on the manifold. damn so simple.



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Check spark if you have spark check fuel system

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ISO definitive eng compartment pic/diag/schematic of fuel line & line-pressure valve/access, bleed disconnects + alt intake spots 4 starting fluid, beyond air filter intake.

to remove contaminated fuel , pull a fuel line of the fuel manifold and run the pump for a few seconds
not firing is sensor , immobilizer , ignition module problem but you stat that it fires on starter fluid so that cannot be right
starter fluid is a d good way of damaging the engine
a better way is to find and fix the fault
now to try and sort out what you are saying
it is cranking so the starter is good
it tries to run on starter fluid so there is spark to the plugs
it will not run and that indicates a lack of fuel to the injectors
a lack of fuel indicates
1--- a bad fuel pump
2--a vacuum in ht e fuel system from the tank not venting properly(EVAP system)
3--- fuel pressure regulator not working and providing pressure to the injectors
4--- bad injectors --- need cleaning
dump the starter fluid , buy a workshop manual and fix the problem properly

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Still I have not been able do find out the problem, My engine does not start, I have fuel in the line and spark, anybody can light me out what it could be wrong?

CAUTION - Be careful when using volatile fluids like starter fluid in the open as they are flammable and may start a fire; having a fire exstinguisher present is a good idea.
Pull back a small part of the boot just in front of the throttle body, open the throttle all the way up and spray about 3 seconds of starter fluid inside the manifold. Push the boot back in place and attempt to start it. If it starts or attempts to start but shuts back off, it has fuel supply issues which could be the injectors, wiring, the ecm, the fuel pump or other related electronics.

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