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Old 03-07-2009, 06:54 AM
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Yesterday after a meeting over 50miles from home (I drove round-trip) I decided it was time to have my oil changed in town. I was a few miles over the 5k mi interval that I usually set, but all was well and the truck was running just fine.

I always have my fuel filters changed along with the oil, and I go to the SAME oil change place in town.

Process went as usual, only difference was a blown bulb in the left tail light. Had that replaced too. Then I paid for the service and started the truck.

-Here begins the trouble-

It idled HARD, really rough. I drove around the building and into the front parking lot and the truck just died. The idle fell to nothing then thick smoke came from the exhaust and instant death.

So the lube guys said they had air in the fuel line and tried to soak the filters, reinstall them and crank the truck. That didnt work.

Finally I am told that my fuel pump has burned out. *What a coincidence*
I havent had ANY problems that were fuel related before, my filters are religiously changed, and I only fill with diesel from the pump (no farm pumps, not any unknown biodiesel either)

The oil change was $180. And they overnighted a fuel pump which was just installed (I haven't picked up the truck yet) at a cost of $462.

Am I wrong for thinking that this situation is a bit too coincidental?

Could anything done improperly during the installation, or misinstallation of the primary fuel filter cause the pump to fail?


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Old 03-07-2009, 07:02 AM
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How many miles are on the truck? I dont see them changed the fuel filters and the fuel pump go out either. But wierd things happen with those trucks. For instance i have a thread on here now that only one person has responded too. I replaced the EGR and Oil cooler on a truck for a buddy of mine it ran great for a day the next day the truck has a miss it now sits in my driveway i still need to fix it and i'm stumped. It never rains but it poors down on you when these trucks have problems. You had the oil changed at the same shop you always bring it too right? Are they hurting for business? Do you know them well? They could have been slick and unplugged it and said it was bad, I have an 03 with over 200k and i never had to put a fuel pump in it
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:07 AM
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I just passed 103k last week. The truck NEVER had a serious issue like this. With the economy like this, everybody is hurting. I have taken my vehicles to them for about 6yrs and never a problem but this fuel pump taking a poop right off the oil change rack is too suspicious for me.

I have been really calm about this whole ordeal, but I can't see why this pump would fail right now and the way it did.
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:13 AM
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hey bud im not sure if they screwed with yours or not but i know when i first bought my truck i changed all the fluids and filters and three days later my fuel pump quit on me to then a week later the CPS but mine is a little older then yours and diff motor i know but i only had 106K when it went out on me crazier sh!t has happen with the 6.0 before my buddies fuel pump quit on him at 78k on him 06 6.0 but i aint taken there side i would make sure they changed the pump before i paid and ask to see the old one if they can't show it then i would start quistioning them hope everything goes good for you bud sorry to heard about the truck
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