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Old 05-20-2011, 10:29 AM
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I've been running my truck for 11 years to work and back (250 miles+) and have 185K on it. Never failed me. Even when it quit it got me home. I was running strong up to the moment it died.
Guess I need to take the blame I haven't taken good care of my 2.5 very well. Just changed oil. 3 years ago I did a front end overhaul.
When it quit it ran rough at idle a couple of seconds and dieded. Tried to start it on a hill (standard) but no good.
I fugured it was time for a tuneup as it had never been before. I changed the 8 plugs (worn but color was good), wires (came apart when removed), coil packs (one seemed weak theother seemed good). I tested the fuel pressure by hitting the valve on the injector bar (seemed to have good pressure and volumn), charge the battery as it was low from the cranking.
It turns over but thats all I get. No coughs or sputters. Love the truck, but I think I may have worked it to death.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:33 AM
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:59 PM
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:04 PM
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:54 AM
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:18 AM
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Put a noid light on your injector plugs and see if the ecm is sending the proper signals (ground or voltage) to trigger your injectors. Also, pull plug wires and see if it is giving spark, or get one of those sweet inline spark testers. These two will tell you if you are getting fuel and spark. If not, we can go from there and help you diagnose the problem.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:18 AM
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:26 PM
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:16 AM
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Thanx guys

Asked a friend over and after some investigation we found the cam belt broken.
Guess I've got a new project.

Thanx again!
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:58 AM
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Just to update. had the belt changed as well as the waterpump and hoses.
Engine running well.
I had a problem before the belt. Sometimes the engine would falter when I pushed the clutch in after things warmed up. After looking through the posts here I changed the IAC valve. It seemed to take care of the problem. Thanx again.

Now I have another project, tie rods. The inner tie rods are worn out and I'll be replacing them in a couple of days. Anything I need to be especially cautious of?
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