Problem Description and Possible Solution
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
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Average mileage: 188,801 (98,000–250,000)
Engines affected: 4.3L V6, 5.7L V8, 6.5L V8 Diesel Turbo, Gasoline
11 model years affected: 1990
, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
17 people reported this problem
Currently, the truck will turn over , but sometimes won't start unless I use starting fluid. I took it to a shop and it started fine with them. Their recommendations were that the fuel pump and strainer will soon need to be replaced. Since they could find no problem at the time, I declined the maintenance. I drove the truck to the store later and the problem returned and I again had to use starting fluid to start it.
Engine stop while driving. Engine turns but would not start again as if running out of diesel. Before bring it to the mechanic, I want to make sure to get some advice. Is it the pump relay? Is it the fuel filter clogged problem. Or the pump itself. Anyone know how much the fuel pump cost to replace.