Join Date: Feb 2009
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Help/advice please, truck died on interstate
Here's my situation: I leave my house and get on the interstate, almost as soon as I hit 55mph I notice my truck is slowing down. I give it more gas but it just keeps decelerating. I can hear what sounds like electrical (relay?) clicking from under the dash rapidly, and the engine sounds very loud. As soon as I come to a stop, the truck shuts off. I try to restart, and it just chugs really bad, starts sometimes for maybe 10 seconds before dieing again. No check engine light came on. I haven't had a chance to check the fuses as its dark and I didn't have a flashlight with me, and my truck didn't come with an owners manual from the last owner so I have no idea what fuse is what.
Little background/info I think may be useful in finding a solution. About 6 months ago had the fuel tank pulled down and cleaned out as I was having a problem with losing power and it had plenty of gunk in it. Worked fine after that. All my recalls are up to date as of 2 months ago, new CPS sensor and cruise control harness. I did however go through some deep water when we had some heavy flooding about a month ago, but truck hasn't given me any problems. GPR was replaced last week with Stancor as my old one was reading low voltage and truck was starting slow in the mornings. I'm a little low on fuel, it is between 1/4 mark and empty, never gone all the way to "E". I drained the water seperator and tried to start again, but with same problem. My truck is also completely stock, and has been getting regular maintenance (oil changes, fuel filters, etc).
Any help would be greatly appreciated as my truck is on the side of the interstate. Thank You!