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Q: My truck won't stay started

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Truck stalled while driving. The vehicle cranks, but doesn't start. After sitting for a few days, the truck will start, but sputters, and then dies. I opened the gas cap and it idled for two minutes before dying again. It wouldn't restart after that.

A: Hi there. It sounds as if you are experienc...

Hi there. It sounds as if you are experiencing an obstruction in the fuel delivery system. A loss in compression after your vehicle has warmed up can also cause this issue. I’d strongly suggest having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose the stalling problem that your vehicle is encountering.

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