Initially truck would occasionally die going from an idle operation to stepping on gas pedal, stall out. Replaced plugs, wires, rotor and cap, some minor vacuum hoses that were brittle. Took truck to be inspected at jiffy lube and they found EKG Valve stuck wide open. Replaced EKG. Passed inspection then about a week later, truck would not start. First it would start with a jump, lasted a couple independant starts, then would not start. Got truck jumped and took to a corner shop, they tested Battery, alternator and starter. Found each to be good. Of course, it started for them to send me on my way but then it would not start again.
Took battery to Firestone where it was ourchased 3 yrs prior, Replaced battery and started normally rest of this day but next day would not start. I looked up possible reasons, found possible parasitic drain. Disconnected battery negative terminal and used meter to find -11 to -12 volt drain, disappeared when I removed fuel pump fuse. It dropped to almost zero. I didn't know what to do with this info.
Called a friend and he came over, talked me into believing it was the starter, showed me wear on the teeth and I was like, OK. Replaced with new starter, started first few times, let run for about 15 minutes killed it and could not restart. Just click click click, like a fast tapping, no grinding sounds. Friend now wants to replace fly wheel, I said HOLD UP. While the cost is relatively cheap, I don't know if I agree with the diagnosis.
Thank you, any info or direction is appreciated.
have the same problem?
Monday, December 7th, 2015 AT 12:52 PM