2003 Ford F150 FX4 Supercab, 4.6L V-8, 65,000 miles. Coils replaced at 63,000 miles.
Took it on a short ride of 2-3 miles, shut it off for 2-3 minutes, and it would not restart. Gas tank ¼ full. It would ‘try’ to catch but couldn’t seem to get above a rough stumble. Tried it off and on for 10 minutes, then called AAA. After waiting 20-30 minutes for AAA I decided to try it one last time. Started right up like nothing was wrong. “Check engine” light was OFF. Read code at home PO460 ‘fuel level sensor A circuit malfunction’.
Drove the truck for a couple of weeks, mostly around town. Never filled tank above ½. Yesterday took a short drive of 4-5 miles. It did the same thing. Would not restart, was ‘trying’ to but wouldn’t fully catch. Tried multiple times, then decided to try the ‘wait and let it heal’ thing. After 25 minutes it started right up. NO ‘Check engine’ light. Same code PO460. Gas tank was between ¼ and empty. This time I filled the tank to the top. It took 21-gallons in the 25-gallon tank.
The gas gauge appears to be working correctly. When the truck IS running it runs perfectly.
Friday, April 26th, 2013 AT 5:24 AM