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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sorry this is not going to make you happy but its a wire shorting out to the negative side of the battery it could be anywhere under the hood, look for any wire that look chaffed, hope this helps regards John
Posted on May 15, 2009
Harry,there are two failure modes for your problem. If you get a C.E.L. when the problem happens, you will be able to retrieve the codes and will probably find TPS circuit failure codes.The TPS (or APPS) has a flat spot and at the magic position, will drop the engine to an idle.A couple of full throttle applications on the pedal will usually cure the porblem for the moment.Replace the sensor assembly (very expensive).The other mode is a similar drop to idle but without a C.E.L. This is usually corrected by shutting the truck off and re-starting it.This indicates a brain failure on the VP44 injection pump.The solder joints become crystallised on the circuit board from excessive heat cycles. This will create poor connections on the board and cause a loss of power and drop to idle.You can either replace the pump (also very expensive) or if you are mechanically inclined, you can source a brain and solenoid assembly and replace it on the pump. Hope this helps. Ken
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
Well unfortunately for you this code has to do with one of your computer brain boxes. It is not specific due to there is so many outputs that the computer has to give. If the truck does not start then your best bet is to replace the ECM/PCM and that will fix it. If it still runs then you can find out which output is messing up and MAYBE have someone repair the damage. Best bet is to just change them out, i know it can get expensive! Hope this gives you the guidance you need! Have a good one!
Posted on Feb 21, 2011
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