"hooknline" <UseLinkToEmail@New & Used Cars Forums - AutoForumz.com> wrote
in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> "David M" wrote:
> > On Tue, 01 Mar 2005 11:34:23 -0500, hooknline rearranged some
> > electrons to
> > form:
> > > Hey Guys,
> > >
> > > I am trying to figure out why my gilrfriends pickup will not
> > start. It
> > > has power and the starter is turning over. It has roughly
> > 138,000
> > > miles on it. Probably has never had the fuel pumps replaced?
> > But do
> > > any of you have any other trouble shooting advice, prior to
> > replacing
> > > the fuel pump? Thank you in advanced.
> > >
> > > Chris
> > Ignition? Fuel? The list of things to check is relatively
> > short.
> > Make sure you have a spark, then check the fuel pressure.
> > --
> > David M (dmacchiarolo)
> > http://home.triad.rr.com/redsled
> > T/S 53
> > sled351 Linux 2.4.18-14 has been up 8 days 22:50
> the truck is a 4 cylinder. from what i was told, it ran just fine the
> night before. then the next morning it would not start. Not sure if
> this has anything to do with it, but it rained like cats and dogs that
> evening. I checked the wires, but did not pull the plugs. Might be the
> next step. are there more than one fuel pumps? one in tank and one
> external? how often do they go out. thanks again!
For what it's worth, I have 150,000 on the stock pump. I put an new
fuel filter in it a few weeks ago and the damn thing was really plugged.
I got a code reader and book from someplace a few years ago for
30-40 $ and used it to pull codes in my 87 Bronco II and the 94
Ranger, the Ranger didn't have anything wrong.
Listen with your head near the tank while somebody switches it from
OFF to the run position and try to hear if the pump runs.
If it has never had the timing belt replaced I recomend having that done
after you get it running. Mine died a few weeks ago and took an expensive
crank position sensor out with it.