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I have a 1997 F150 pick up 4.6L Driving down the road the engine shut off as quiet as a mouse. It turns over but won't start. Fuel pump is good. Could it be the computer or something else. I noticed when i crank it over the battery light flickers. Battery is only a week old. I am stumped.

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Hello. The following items could individually be the culprit. Check each one.

1. The battery cable or cables are loose at the battery end or the other end.

2. The charging system is bad so who ever decided to install a new battery failed to identify the real problem which is a bad charging system.

3. Fuel filter is plugged

Although the computer could be bad, I doubt that this is the problem.

Jump the truck and drive it to an auto parts store where they will check each of these items for you. If you have an AAMCO repair shop nearby they will even scan your computer for free. Joe

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