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So I am still trying to find the issue with my truck. Ran the codes and it passed in the KOEO test. Fuel pump seems to be working just fine.

Now I want to test the wiring. I really do not know where to start. How would I go about testing? I have a multimeter and voltage tester (requires no power to be on).

I guess I was hoping to find out where I should start. I need to know what I should be checking first.

The truck is turning over but not starting. Prior to this it would run fine then crap out after driving for 20 or so minutes and not start again for a couple of hours up to a full day.

I had swapped out the ignition coil and everything seemed good. It started right up but then a couple of days later died again on the highway (3rd time!!!).

I replaced the fuel filter, the ignition module, the ignition coil and recently I did the wires, rotor and cap.

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Where is the fuel pump relay? The inertia switch should be located inside the cab either on the driver/passenger kick panel? I do not know the actual fuel pressure as I pushed the valve on top on the engine down with the key on and fuel squirted out. Is that not an accurate way of testing? Probably not..hahaha.
 

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I just checked the inertia switch and it was down(red button in a black housing/switch). Should it be up..i didnt see anything about it in the manual.

My truck now is starting to turn over slower and then it eventually just stopped and now just clicks. i do not know if the battery is dead (I really haven't used the power except to try and start it) or if it has something to do with playing with the inertia switch?
 

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I know I need to charge the battery. It just happened when I went out to check the inertia switch. Thank you for that picture....it will help me.

As for the fuel pump...I hear it make a noise when I turn the key. Could it still be making a noise and still not be working correctly? Also when I checked the valve on the fuel rail it squirted fuel in a steady stream.

The good news is that I took the liberty of cutting out the access hole already just in case it is the fuel pump and also for the future. I thought it'd be a good thing to do no matter what. Plus it gave me an excuse to use my new Dremel...which worked awesome!

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I just have to say that I hope you all can bear with me here. I am just learning all this stuff as I have never worked on vehicles before. Everything is a new experience but I am happy and excited to learn. Some things that sound obvious to most or that may even be written in the manuals either I do not know or really do not understand/grasp. This board is really my only source of information and it to date has helped me tremendously.

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I am on the fuel pressure today after work. I got a fuel pressure tester the other day from autozone but think I got the wrong one.



I saw on the autozone website that they have one that fits on the schradder valve. I got to go back to exchange and pick this one up..



I should have taken care of this a week ago but i'm on track for tonight.
 

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I exchanged the fuel pressure tester this afternoon. Tested it just a few minutes ago but it was only the KOEO test. I did the test 3 times and got 39/39/38.

According to the Haynes manual KOEO should be at 35 to 45 psi.
 

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I did change the plugs, wires, coil, rotor and cap.

The code that I got was 111.

I got a pressure reading of 38psi when I did the KOEO fuel pressure test. I can hear the fuel pump starting up when I turn the key. If I do take out the in tank fuel pump what am I looking for? What am I checking?

What do I do with the starting fluid? Where do I put it?

As for spark I did check it with a spark plug tester I had purchased and I saw a white spark. This was when the truck was sometimes running but it is no longer running.

I just dont know what do do anymore with this truck. I am at my limit. I have spent money on tools/testing equipment and so far none of it has given me any help at all. What the ****!!!

How can I go out and just blindly spend money on replacement parts when I dont even know if the parts are bad? I have extra coils and control modules but they didnt help so far.

Sorry for the ranting I am just carless and fed up.
 

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theramsey3..alright. I will try the starting fluid. As for testing spark I have the tester that plugs in between the plug and wire. It shows the spark while it is running but will it show a spark while the truck is just turning over?
 

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So I am trying to replace the hall effect sensor in the distributor but have reached a stopping point.



How do I get that piece out? Once I get it out I can replace the power supply/hall effect sensor.

Also I was wondering what these two things are...one is the solenoid but what is the other units function?



One more thing...does anyone see the red wire that is cut? I am wondering what it might have gone to? I can not find the other end to see where it went to.
 

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Truck is running. For now....hopefully it continues. I ended up replacing the dizzy.

Also I replaced the solenoid with a new one. When I was putting the new one in the casing cracked in half leaving me with a bolt attached tightly. Thankfully I had just gotten a dremel so that def came into good use.
 

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Its running but after everything including a false fix a few weeks back I do not trust it. Its gonna take sometime. Chris thanks for all the information. Helpful.
 
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