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if you don't hear the fuel pump it is possible the pump went south, BUT first I need to know what your skill level is and if you can check for fuel pressure, and if there are any OTHER codes setting, a p0601 will not cause the truck to stop running
sorry I DO NOT DO live calls if you like I can opt out and open it to an expert that does
ok so have you checked for fuel pressure?
and have you pulled any other codes, remember there are tons of reason the fuel pump doesn't SOUND like it is being activated from failed sensors to a failed pump but we need to determine what is missing FIRST spark or fuel, if there are no codes shoot some carb cleaner down the throttle body and see if she tries to start that will help with determining what is missing
I don't know what state you live in BUT in conneticut where I am we see our fair share of pumps failing BUT I have seen crank or cam sensors fail and wiring as well
have you shot a bit of carb cleaner in the throttle body yet to see if she tries to fire?
ok have you checked for spark as well?
if it won't try to start with carb cleaner ( I HATE ether starting fluid it's too volatile and evaporates too fast carb cleaner is more like gas and doesn't evaporate as fast)
it's possible the crank sensor is dead which will kill the engine and prevent the fuel pump from coming on BUT it will also kill spark as well
NO check for spark FIRST your wasting money and time just guessing
diagnosing a no start is basic testing and process of elimination, one reason good techs and shops charge as much as they do, it's cheaper to properly diagnose the problem than throw guesses at it
does it say NO BUS on the odometer and can you communicate with the new pcm with your scan tool or code reader?
you need a code reader to pull codes the method you use is very unreliable and was phased out years ago with the obd2 regulations, a generic code reader is pretty cheap at under a hundred bucks
that's why I need to know if you can communicate with a code reader or scan tool, if you cannot and the computer is NOT responsive the gauges will not act normal, I have never seen a normally working gauge do what you are saying unless the pcm is non responsive and the communication bus is down.
no problem let me know what you come up with