Tired Fuel Pump
courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man
I am scared of my F250! This 1998 truck has a manual transmission and about 120,000 miles. It ran perfectly up until about a year ago when the air conditioning quit and had to be repaired. All seemed well for a few days, and then the truck began stalling/choking out sometimes for no apparent reason. I am not able to restart it without it being jump-started. When it dies, there is no grinding sound at all, just dead silence. We have put in a new battery and a new alternator. The starter tests okay, and the battery cables are clean and tight. The mechanics that have looked at the truck say that everything tests okay and they have no idea why it dies out and won't restart. Do you have any ideas?
Check fuel pressure. When it dies out, check to see if the fuel pump is still working. I bet that the fuel pump is tired, and when it's getting hot, it just stops making pressure.
Bob, The Auto Answer Man
Have a car care question? Visit our automotive center and see if we've already answered it or a similar question.
Also in Home
- Cleaning the things that clean
- Painting a basement floor
- Make your own laundry detergent
- Inexpensive backyard play areas
- Buying a new furnace
- Recycling 'gray' water
- 6 cheap, effective home security solutions
- 5 simple and affordable luxuries for your home
- 5 frugal ways to expand your living space
- Top 10 DIY mistakes made by home 'handymen'
- How spring cleaning can save you money
- 4 secrets to budgeting for a home purchase
- Find the best mortgage rates in your area
- 3 ways to use a mortgage calculator
- Mortgage calculator: Calculate your payment and more
- Home equity calculator: HELOC vs. line of credit
- Mortgage refinance break-even calculator
- How much money can I borrow for a mortgage?
- Who offers the most home insurance discounts?