Engine shuts off after driving for approximately twenty minutes

  • 4.7L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • 188,678 MILES
Once I drive the vehicle for about 20 minutes it will just cut off and crank right back up. Every since the gas get low it just shut down and I put plenty gas in it an then crank it and it will go for a couple minutes and then shut down until about 10 minutes and just turn over and then crank.
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Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 AT 10:38 AM

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More than likely this is two things. First the canister has raw fuel in it. Then when the purge solenoid turns on to pull vapor into the engine it pulls too much and it floods the engine and it stalls. When this happens, you can try performing what is called a clear flood which is pushing the accelerator to the floor and cranking the engine. This will introduce more air and it should get the engine started.

To fix this, you need to replace the canister and purge solenoid. The canister has charcoal in it and once there is fuel in it rather than just fuel vapor from the tank it breaks the charcoal down and it gets stuck in the purge.

The canister normally doesn't pull in raw fuel unless one of two things happen (or both). First, if the fuel tank is topped off when filling the fuel tank. Meaning when the pump shuts off you continue to fill the tank just to top it off. The second is if you are filling the tank with the engine running. When you do this, the purge solenoid could be open when filling the tank which will pull raw fuel into the canister. So you need to be sure that the engine is off when filling the tank.

I included the procedure for the canister and solenoid. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks
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Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 AT 11:02 AM

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