Q: Truck keeps stalling and won't start

asked by on

My truck keeps stalling and won't start the other day on my way to work my truck stalled out on the highway I had it towed to my house where I went and changed all of the spark plugs and wires and still won't start I also cleaned the throttle body and Maf sensor and still nothing sometimes I here a popping sound coming out of the the air intake of the end of my exhaust could this be a bad coil or converter I u plugged the sensor on the Maf sensor to see if that was bad but my idle never increased it will run for bout 15 min then truck will shut off and then have to wait a few min before it will start back up

My car has 145000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. A vehicle that cranks normally but doesn’t start generally indicates a lack of spark or fuel. The first thing to do is check for diagnostic trouble codes as these codes serve as starting point for any further trouble shooting. Then, check for both fuel pressure and spark using a fuel pressure gauge and inline spark tester, respectively. If everything is good there, you’ll want to check for injector pulse using a noid light. The problem could be anything from a failed fuel pump to a bad crank sensor, so I suggest you have a professional diagnose this problem for you. YourMechanic is an excellent option as we come to your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Truck keeps stalling and won't start

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car's electrical completely dies at first crank. Battery is brand new and has been tested at 505 amps.

Hello, thank you for writing in. Electrical issues like this can be tricky. The first thing you should try is starting the vehicle with another battery. Pull a known good battery from another vehicle, and try it in your car...

Q: My car alarm no longer flashes when activated

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX. If you replace the security module, it will most likely fix your the alarm, but you will need to reprogram the keys to get the new alarm to...

Q: Luke warm heat from heater

This may be a thermostat issue where the thermostat is not closing at the right temperatures resulting in the coolant running continuously throughout the motor which does not allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature. As you may know,...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.