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When you turn the key the truck want start but you don't hear the gas pump running

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The fuel pump has most likely failed, that is really all that goes wrong with the fuel pump system, if it has over 100,000 miles u can almost certainly suspect the pump, replace it.
my background? 25 year Ford dealer tech.

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