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Old 03-27-2013, 09:34 AM
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Ok so I have posted this before and this has happened to me about 10 times or so with no resolve what so ever. First off let me tell you what happened. So I'm driving along and my truck suddenly "shuts off" while I'm on the freeway with no warning or check engine light. Usually it starts back up after a few min but now it won't... Like I said this has been happening for a month so let me tell you what I have done to fix this with no luck at all... New fuel pump and filters, battery, plugs, wires, pack, ignition switch, radiator(needed one anyways), and a coolant temp sensor. And still my problem persists! I'm at a COMPLETE LOSS here. I'm open to Anything at the moment.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:56 AM
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did it overheat? check your inertia switch located under the passenger side glove box. then check for spark and fuel. maybe your relay went out.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:05 AM
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Nope no overheating. Yeah I'll check that thank you. Any other idearrrsss?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:24 AM
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because so much was changed recently, i wouldnt know where to start.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:26 AM
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Fuel line obstruction. Maybe somehow a piece of debris is wedged in the fuel line, which temporarily clogs the line. Once the vehicle is restarted, the obstruction is pushed through? A shot in the dark, but I have heard of it happening before, and with the exact symptoms that you report -- random, no notice, vehicle running fine, then complete shut-down.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:35 AM
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I can't remember at the moment what its called but its the sensor on the back of the motor where a distributer would go mine went and the only way I could get it started was with starter fluid and when I changed it.it never happened again
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:46 AM
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Ok so I have posted this before and this has happened to me about 10 times or so with no resolve what so ever. First off let me tell you what happened. So I'm driving along and my truck suddenly "shuts off" while I'm on the freeway with no warning or check engine light. Usually it starts back up after a few min but now it won't... Like I said this has been happening for a month so let me tell you what I have done to fix this with no luck at all... New fuel pump and filters, battery, plugs, wires, pack, ignition switch, radiator(needed one anyways), and a coolant temp sensor. And still my problem persists! I'm at a COMPLETE LOSS here. I'm open to Anything at the moment.

Even though you don't have a CEL, Hook up scanner and see if you have any pending codes if not then check for voltage at the injectors with the key in the run position let us know what you find and we'll go to the next step.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:47 AM
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I can't remember at the moment what its called but its the sensor on the back of the motor where a distributer would go mine went and the only way I could get it started was with starter fluid and when I changed it.it never happened again
Do you mean the cam sync sensor?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:50 AM
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Yeah the little magnet inside was chewed up and it would just shut down on me

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That's the only thing he hasn't changed
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:52 AM
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I can't remember at the moment what its called but its the sensor on the back of the motor where a distributer would go mine went and the only way I could get it started was with starter fluid and when I changed it.it never happened again
It's called the "Cam position sensor" and it controls the timing of the injectors compared to the timing signal coming from the "Crank position sensor. And yes this could be an issue....
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:53 AM
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That's it yeah I couldn't remember it I had that prob on my 95 3.0
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:00 PM
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Alright well I got it towed home because it wouldn't start up again so ill be looking into this CPS soon and ill report back. Ill also plug in to see if any codes popped up as well. Thanks for the input and if anyone else has ideas or past experiences with something like this shout it out.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:09 PM
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Ok so I have posted this before and this has happened to me about 10 times or so with no resolve what so ever. First off let me tell you what happened. So I'm driving along and my truck suddenly "shuts off" while I'm on the freeway with no warning or check engine light. Usually it starts back up after a few min but now it won't... Like I said this has been happening for a month so let me tell you what I have done to fix this with no luck at all... New fuel pump and filters, battery, plugs, wires, pack, ignition switch, radiator(needed one anyways), and a coolant temp sensor. And still my problem persists! I'm at a COMPLETE LOSS here. I'm open to Anything at the moment.

Ecu or fuel pump relay? Check for fuel and spark and report back.


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Old 03-27-2013, 01:14 PM
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9 times out of 10 its cps
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:23 PM
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Ok so I have posted this before and this has happened to me about 10 times or so with no resolve what so ever. First off let me tell you what happened. So I'm driving along and my truck suddenly "shuts off" while I'm on the freeway with no warning or check engine light. Usually it starts back up after a few min but now it won't... Like I said this has been happening for a month so let me tell you what I have done to fix this with no luck at all... New fuel pump and filters, battery, plugs, wires, pack, ignition switch, radiator(needed one anyways), and a coolant temp sensor. And still my problem persists! I'm at a COMPLETE LOSS here. I'm open to Anything at the moment.






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9 times out of 10 its cps
The cam sensor would throw at least a pending code. P0340? Please tell me you checked for codes at least each time you went and did all that work.

A bad relay would not throw a code

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