Well its harder to fix a car when the fail its sporadic.
By any chance did you do a ECU diagnostic?
Which codes do you got?
Looks to me like the injectors just quit working suddenly. Clog-up or "cut" signal.
After a shutdown.
The truck start right away?
Smell a lot of gas?
Works just fine after that?
For how long before it start missfiring?
Let Us Know !
I ll be looking for more info.
(BTW Thanks a Lot for your Donation ! )
It doesn't smell like gas and it does start. In fact it can actually run as long as you have your foot on the gas. After all the maintenance the shop just did they can get it to drive but as soon as it idles it goes chug chug chug shudder shudder and then dies.
They did do the ECU test. They are trying to eliminate fuel injectors now since I have a spider set up. It is my father-in-law who is the mechanic so he is trying desperately to keep the costs, but he is scared - once it comes down to injectors we will have to pay big to fix it. At this point we don't know if it is really worth it. The car has no history of problems so I find it terribly hard to believe that this one kills it off. Everything points back to the fuel or to the cylinders - have any suggestions?
Friday, October 12th, 2007 AT 9:09 AM