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Hello, I'm Cam. Please include all the details about your issue so I can accurately advise you. I cannot see your vehicle so please be detailed.
Do you get any warning lights when it does?
all the lights come on when it dies
OK, When it will not start, can you hear the pump running in the tank?
i don't try to start it when it dies i wait a few minutes and then start it and it usually starts right up
OK, There is a common issue on these, the grounds on the frame under the drivers door. That is the ground for the fuel pump and they are common for corrosion and coming loose.
i suppose it could be a ground i just don't understand why it will start up after i wait a few minutes.
Hard to say. How often does it do this?
every time i drive it about 10 miles and whats weird is it stops running at the exact spot every time
Ok, do you know if it starts straight away again?
yes it starts up just fine if i wait a few minutes if i don't it wont start
OK, we need it not starting to do some tests. We need to see if there is spark and if you can hear the pump when it will not start.
i'll have to take out on the road again and listen for the pump when it quits i don't think i can hear the pump with the starter running
Listen to the tank for 2 seconds when you turn the key on to see if you can hear it for the prime cycle.
ok i'll check the ground first and then if that doesn't work i'll listen for the pump.i would like to get back to you if i'm still having problems. mike
That is just fine Mike, Bookmark this page so you can easily navigate back to it, and so you know, you can reply at any time for follow up information regarding this issue, even after you accept my answer and I will reply.
WELL I CHANGED THE FUEL FILTER REDID THE GROUNDS ON THE FRAME UNDER THE DRIVERS SIDE AND IT STILL DIES, I NOTICED THIS TIME IT STARTED MISSING BEFORE IT DIED NO LIGHTS CAME ON JUST SPUTTERED AND DIED. I GUESS THE NEXT THING I'M GOING TO TRY IS REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP AGAIN I JUST REPLACED IT IN JULY I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO. I PUT IT ON A SCANNER AND NO CODES SHOWED UP, SO THATS THE NEXT THING I'M GOING TO TRY. I CAN'T AFORD TO KEEP PAYING PEOPLE FOR GUESSES I CAN GUESS AS WELL AS THE NEXT PERSON. MIKE