1997 Chevrolet Truck Pickup stalled

Tiny
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET TRUCK
  • 135,000 MILES
Was driving down the highway when it just stalled I still had my dash lights and all that radio works the motor just quit now I was thinking maybe is fuel pump that's why I pulled the hood open I had my sister crank it over when I was in there looking around and it had any chicken sounds like an electrical loose charge in there down by the coil is right next to distributor on top of the valve cover almost like a ticking sound could this be the coil possibly, it will crank it just won't fire?
I will gladly give you some money just let me know if you accept American Express
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Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 AT 8:53 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked the fuel pump pressure and if you are getting spark to the plugs?
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Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 AT 9:47 PM
Tiny
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No It just happened tonight I was sitting here thinking about it and decided, to get some input before I go dig into it in the morning I'm leaning towards the fuel pump but with all the electrical these days it usually turns into an adventure, I do appreciate your response and will check thanks a bunch
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Thursday, July 25th, 2013 AT 12:01 AM
Tiny
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If you want an easy way to check if it is fuel related, see if the engine will start with starting fluid. If it runs for a couple seconds, then it is fuel related. If it doesn't run with starting fluid, I would say you have no spark to the plugs

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Thursday, July 25th, 2013 AT 10:03 PM
Tiny
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I worked on it this afternoon and found definitely it is the fuel pump, kinda wish I hadn't filled it up yesterday, anyway I was looking at the mechanics dish deal and it shows how to deal with the tank equalizer on duals but it don't show the easiest wah to take the tank out, I've taken a few out but in different makes and I usually like to get a glimpse of the procedure, so I kinda know what I'm up against
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Thursday, July 25th, 2013 AT 11:29 PM
Tiny
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You sound like you have the same kind of luck I do. A full tank will need to be drained; otherwise, you will be fighting a bear to remove it. One other option is to remove the bed. It sounds extreme, but I have found on trucks that are not rusted and the bolts are in good shape, it is easier. I was able to replace a fuel pump in a Dakota in about 40 minutes. Took the bed off, and I had full access to the tank and fuel pump. When you remove tanks, it always seems that the straps are rusted in place or break when you remove them. So, that is just a thought for you.

Let me know how it goes.

Joe
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Friday, July 26th, 2013 AT 7:01 PM

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