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Old 07-26-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
Rick Bryson
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1996 F250 460ci possible fuel pump problem

Greetings,
I am experiencing an intermittent problem with my truck this last few
months. I have dual tanks, and primarily run off the "front" tank. a few
times the engine has just shut off and I've had to pull over to the side of
the road and make a decision on weather to call a tow truck or wait to see
if it starts after a few minutes. After the first call to the tow truck the
darn thing started right up. The next few times I just waited for about 15
minutes and she started up again. I first suspected the ignition relay,
maybe over heating and failing. I carried a can of compressed air to use
when it stalled again. I did this and it made no difference. I have a
friend who is a mechanic who suggested that the front tank fuel pump might
be failing and the fuel pressure drops below spec and the injectors shut
down (possible). So my next move was to run off the read tank for a while.
And of course nothing has happened yet. I did do a short camping trip and
had my 3500lb camper on. I "felt" that I may have lost some power, running
off the front tank on the trip. But I was just going on feel, it sputtered
a couple of time on the trip, but didn't actually stall. Anybody out there
heard of this type of issue. Any ideas are welcome. Thanks in advance.

Rick in Windsor


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Old 07-26-2005, 23:01   #2 (permalink)
Rick Bryson
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Re: 1996 F250 460ci possible fuel pump problem

Sorry, I forgot to include the truck info: 1996 F250 460ci dual fuel tanks.
"Rick Bryson" <rickb@sonic.net> wrote in message
news:TAEFe.5749$p%3.31730@typhoon.sonic.net...
> Greetings,
> I am experiencing an intermittent problem with my truck this last few
> months. I have dual tanks, and primarily run off the "front" tank. a few
> times the engine has just shut off and I've had to pull over to the side
> of the road and make a decision on weather to call a tow truck or wait to
> see if it starts after a few minutes. After the first call to the tow
> truck the darn thing started right up. The next few times I just waited
> for about 15 minutes and she started up again. I first suspected the
> ignition relay, maybe over heating and failing. I carried a can of
> compressed air to use when it stalled again. I did this and it made no
> difference. I have a friend who is a mechanic who suggested that the
> front tank fuel pump might be failing and the fuel pressure drops below
> spec and the injectors shut down (possible). So my next move was to run
> off the read tank for a while. And of course nothing has happened yet. I
> did do a short camping trip and had my 3500lb camper on. I "felt" that I
> may have lost some power, running off the front tank on the trip. But I
> was just going on feel, it sputtered a couple of time on the trip, but
> didn't actually stall. Anybody out there heard of this type of issue.
> Any ideas are welcome. Thanks in advance.
>
> Rick in Windsor
>



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Old 07-26-2005, 23:01   #3 (permalink)
Jim Warman
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Re: 1996 F250 460ci possible fuel pump problem

At about this time, I'd be guessing at ignition module. Not the only thing
that could cause the concernby any stretch of the imagination but it is the
classic symptoms.

Not sure of the pricing on these any more but it may be cheaper to "try" a
module than the price of a tow truck. If you have a spark tester, you could
check for spark while the problem is occuring.


"Rick Bryson" <rickb@sonic.net> wrote in message
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> Sorry, I forgot to include the truck info: 1996 F250 460ci dual fuel

tanks.
> "Rick Bryson" <rickb@sonic.net> wrote in message
> news:TAEFe.5749$p%3.31730@typhoon.sonic.net...
> > Greetings,
> > I am experiencing an intermittent problem with my truck this last few
> > months. I have dual tanks, and primarily run off the "front" tank. a

few
> > times the engine has just shut off and I've had to pull over to the side
> > of the road and make a decision on weather to call a tow truck or wait

to
> > see if it starts after a few minutes. After the first call to the tow
> > truck the darn thing started right up. The next few times I just waited
> > for about 15 minutes and she started up again. I first suspected the
> > ignition relay, maybe over heating and failing. I carried a can of
> > compressed air to use when it stalled again. I did this and it made no
> > difference. I have a friend who is a mechanic who suggested that the
> > front tank fuel pump might be failing and the fuel pressure drops below
> > spec and the injectors shut down (possible). So my next move was to run
> > off the read tank for a while. And of course nothing has happened yet.

I
> > did do a short camping trip and had my 3500lb camper on. I "felt" that

I
> > may have lost some power, running off the front tank on the trip. But I
> > was just going on feel, it sputtered a couple of time on the trip, but
> > didn't actually stall. Anybody out there heard of this type of issue.
> > Any ideas are welcome. Thanks in advance.
> >
> > Rick in Windsor
> >

>
>



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