I got this truck from my grandfather and I would like to keep in running. It has history.
I drove the truck home about a six hour drive. No issues minus the oil gauge dropped off at a red light. But shortly after it returned to normal.
I drove the truck into work one morning It was cold in the Adirondacks. The truck acted a bit weird. Sort of bucked and had no power then returned to normal.
I noticed the anti-freeze was really low so I added some. I took the truck for a spin no issues. A short while later my in-laws asked me to bring the garbage to the dump. I started the truck no issues. Got back to the in-laws for dinner and wanted to show my brother in law. Went out side the truck would not start.
Best way I can explain it is I put the key in and turned it over sounded like it fired normal again rev etc then it puttered down and then off. I tried it again and click click click. Took key out and then put key back in and turned over with same result. It fired but then shut off again. Never according to my grandfather has this happened. I did notice prior to this when the engine starts and for along while later the idle is approximately 1100-1200.
My father in-law thought maybe idle air control valve. We tried to start it again I hit the pedal this time while turning it over and nothing same result. We sprayed ether into the top. Nothing no different reaction. Same exact failure.
The gas is low and thought this truck has been sitting idle for well over a year plus has never seen cold like we have in the Adirondacks. Perhaps frozen fuel I put in dry gas and a few gallons of fresh gas. Still Same result. The coil appears to be fine no lose connections. Etc
The battery is old but all lights and instruments work fine. The six hours drive north was with zero problems minus the oil gauge dropping off then coming back after the truck sat for twenty minutes.
Everyone I spoke to said several different things. A resistor to bad fuel to fuel filter to IAC valve. Old battery perhaps.
any help would be great. I hope I explained the issue good if not I am sorry.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 AT 11:12 PM