Engine Mechanical problem
2004 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 58000 miles
I pulled up in front of my home after work yesterday and turned off engine to go inside house. As soon as I got out of truck, I realized I forgot to stop at my bank to deposit my paycheck so I got back in (this all took place within about 1-2 minutes), put my key in the ignition and turned like I always do to start-up the engine. It would not crank up or turn over, you could tell it was trying but it just spit and sputtered and dieseled and then conked out. I tried several times therafter, waiting a bit the last time. But same rsult, it will not crank over and start. What does this sound like the problem is to you? My theory is a clogged FUEL FILTER or maybe a defective FUEL PUMP. Approx. 1-2 years ago, I had a similar problem after a fuel fill at the gasoline station, when I turned the key it just kept cranking but never start.I took it then to a nearby SATURN dealer who eventually told me the problem was a CLOGGED FUEL FILTER! This a little different, not exactly the same though, but similar.I would like to know your thoughts and possibly a suggestion as to how I can determine between it being a bad fuel filter vs a bad fuel pump or whatever else you may think the problem is. One last thing, my check engine light came on about 2 weeks ago and I was ignoring it till my next oil change (in about 3-4 weeks).
Thursday, November 26th, 2009 AT 8:51 AM