This morning, truck started fine, went to work and came back for lunch a few hours later, everything was great, until I tried to get back to work...
She just kept cranking and almost wanting to fire, but never actually starting. A few folks at work told me to check my fuel pump by turning the key and listening for the humming/whine. I tried as soon as I got home, and could not hear anything coming from the tank (I popped the gas cap.)
So my next step was to check all the fuses, which I did. (Later finding my manual and double checking #10.) Fuse #10 is in perfect working order.
So, for giggles, I pulled the fuel pump relay to look at it, and put it back in.
After all that I waited a few hours, got a voltmeter to check if voltage was getting to the relay or not, and decided to check the fuel pump again, it hummed this time, and the car started no problem.
Any ideas? Does it sound like I'm dealing with a faulty relay or something else?
How olds the fuel filter. sounds like either that or the pump. When it gets colder fuel thickens if it get cold where you are that could be the killer to an old filter the pump cant get enough pressure past it.
When you listened in the gas tank for the HUM, did you do it right after you turned he key. The pump shuts off after a few seconds when pressure is built up, so you might have missed it. This really takes two people and a quiet area to do.
You can swap simular relays under the hood to see if that is your problem. If not, you may have a fuel pump going south, especally if you have alot of miles on the truck. Do a search for fuel pump and you will get tons of info on this.
My truck did exactly the same thing and it was the fuel pump.
Thanks for all the input, I'll read around the fuel pump threads.
I replaced the fuel filter and the relay. (Relay was 7 bucks, so I figured why not...)
The problem kind of happened again today, just kept cranking without firing, I turned the ignition off, flicked the relay with my finger, and it started the second time no problem. Like I said - I'll look through the fuel pump threads....
I needed 8 hands like one of those Indian Gods. Holding the tank down abit so I can reach over and disconnect the fuel and vapor lines. I had the tank on a jack, but it was not stable enough, kept trying to slip off
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