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What can cause a temporary no-start??? Dealer hasn't found it yet.
A few months ago my truck went to the dealer overheating and with an unexplained no-start problem. They did the head gaskets which seems to have corrected the temp issue, but they couldn't explain the no-start. Now this weekend the temporary no-start problem came back.
The circumstances couldn't be different except that both times I was towing my Toy Hauler. The first occasion I was pulling a tough grade, engine temp suddenly spiked at the summit, made it over the top just fine and ran normal all the way down the backside of the mountain. Then as the road leveled out I gave it some throttle to maintain my speed and it did not respond... just continued to slow until stopped. No check engine light or any other indicators on dash. Once stopped engine cranked over strong but wouldn't start. After sitting more then 20 min it just started up like normal and ran fine the whole way home... luckily before the tow truck arrived.
This weekend I had just towed 3+ hours, pulled into my usual fuel station just before arriving home, and after the fill up it would crank strong but not start. Again no check engine light. A good samaritan gave me a tug to get me away from the pumps so I wasn't tying up the entire lane and then after letting it sit for 15 min it started up like normal.
2005 F250 6.0L 4X4 Lariat
ARP Studs, MBRP 4" turbo back, Banks intake, SCT X3 w/Innovative tunes, Gauges + ScanGauge II,
BulletProof EGR cooler, CAT EC-1 coolant, Coolant filter, Blue spring fuel regulator, Atlas 40 FICM
Last edited by swilson143; 01-03-2010 at 05:54 PM.