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Did you have a Crank sensor code is that why the sensor has been replaced? Also you put a new distributor assembly in the truck also?
When it shuts down on you does it turn off like the key has been turned off?
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When the truck just turns off, that is normally a Cam Sensor type of issue. That is built into the distributor. Now, you replaced the whole distributor right? Since being replaced has this issue changed at all on how it starts or stalls? Does it do it the same exact way? or is it better? worse?
So it has gotten worse since replacing the distributor?
Did you get the distributor from your local auto parts store?
Did they take your old one as a core? or do you still have it?
Cool!!! I would like to try something. I would like to put the old distributor back in. Once back in, see if the issue gets better or back to the way it was before it got worse.
It is very common for after market electrical parts not to work right. So if it goes back to be better before it was replaced, that would indicate that the issue got worse due to the after market distributor. Replacing it with one from the dealer would resolve your issue.
I will keep this question open to hear the out come.
Oh yeah. The Crank Sensor on these trucks is only a reference. The Distributor has the Cam sensor which is the primary signal. I would put the original Crank Sensor back in the truck also. They never go bad since it is only a reference signal.
Can you do that and get back to me? I can keep this question open so you have time to do this. If you want to get back to me tomorrow evening or Tuesday evening to let me know would that work for you?
ok.. Take your time. I am online all night.
ok... let me know.
Is that better than it was before?
Were you just letting it run on it's own idling? or did you drive it to get it to shut off?
Ok.. Did it run longer with the original distributor?
What I am trying to determine is if there is a change in how long it runs with the original distributor verses the after market one.
Do you see a difference? How long would it run with the after market distributor?
It ran just as long with the new After Market Distributor?
I think this is a distributor issue. This is why I wanted you to pop the old one in. If you can find improvements or differences in operation, that says something is going on with the distributor. After Market ones never work right and really cause more problems than help.
I would have a scanner hooked up to monitor the Distributor signal since you can almost time how long the truck will run.
The distributor when they are a issue, the truck will shut off like the key has been turned off. If it was a MAF sensor or Fuel pump it would bog out and act like it ran out of gas.
I would see if you can return both of those parts and use that money to get one from the dealer to resolve your issue.
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I would have it double checked with a scanner. But if there is any type of difference, that does point to the distributor.
ok.. Talk to you then