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Discussion in 'Automotive / Motorcycle Chat' started by fuelfather, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. fuelfather

    fuelfather Well-Known

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    Hey guys and gals. On my way back from an errand Tuesday morning(~1230AM) my 1997 Chevy Cheyenne decide to crap out on me. I thought it was a torn boot as I could see it arcing off the manifold. After new wires and coil, still no joy.

    If anybody happens to have a Snap On Red Brick or similar scanner that wouldn't mind helping out, the wife and I would be grateful as were about to put the truck up for sale.
     


  2. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

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    Auto Zone will scan it for free.
     
  3. fuelfather

    fuelfather Well-Known

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    yeah but it dont start.
     
  4. Sidewayz

    Sidewayz Active Member

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    Does the fuel pump run for a few seconds when you turn the key to run? You should hear it. Rent a fuel pressure gauge from Autozone or Oreillys(free) and check it while it's cranking over. Should be around 35 psi or better. If that's good pull a plug and check for spark.
     
  5. fuelfather

    fuelfather Well-Known

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    yes, the fuel pump kicks in and have spark, but haven't had a chance to hook it up to a pressure gauge just yet. am gonna dig back into it next weekend
     
  6. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    That's my bread and butter. I can fix it.
     
  7. fuelfather

    fuelfather Well-Known

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    Hey Sage, you were out there at the meet and greet right?
     
  8. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    :D
     
  9. fuelfather

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    Many thanks to M. Sage for coming out and helping trouble shoot the truck this morning. Turns out it is the d%&^ fuel pump.
     
  10. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    Ironic, given your screen name. :p
     

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