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To start this is an 05 LLY bone stock. The truck has around 50k miles and has never had a problem before. He (this is not my truck) backed it out of the garage, shut it off, then it wouldnt start. Any ideas?

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I would shoot for a clogged fuel filter first. Its the biggest overlooked, simple part of maintnence.
 

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Start with the simplest solution and work from there. Fuel filter is a good place to start. Is the CEL on? Any codes?
 

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To be honest I am not sure what "wouldn't start" means. Please further define the problem. Wouldn't turnover, wouldn't catch on turnover, is there any power to the radio, lights,etc? battery cable, dead battery.

A little more information would be helpful to assist in futher addressing the issue.

Best of luck,

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I vote fuel filter.
 

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Quiky One;1568145; said:
Ok, it cranked, the lights came on, but no catch.

Jason
Any luck with it? Was it the filter or will it still not start?:confused:
 

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I vote fuel filter as well, have had this problem myself. Replace the filter, prime and see what happens.
 

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So? Any luck?
 

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Yeah....He told me the mechanic said the pet**** by the fuel filter had come unscrewed????? Sounds bogus to me....Any ideas?

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05, LLY

Same as mine.

Sat for 3 days without running.

Yesterday evening, I started it and it ran for about 30 seconds then dies.

Cranked for a while but no start.

Called tow svc this morning, notified dealer of the vehicle coming in.
He recommends I prime the fuel pump.

So I do. Gave it about 15 pumps until firm pressure was felt.

Fire up after that.

WTF??

Explanation was that sometimes the fuel drains all the way back down the fuel lines back to the tank. The fuel pump isn't a pressurized feeder pump so it needs priming to get going again.

Wow. This is a mature technology.

I could just picture myself in my 2005 D-max.

"Hold on guys, I gotta pop the hood for a sec." After about 10 minutes of pumping.

"OK, let's crank her up and see if she starts!"

"Hey, look at that. It's a go! I guess we can be on our way now."

Sheeesh.
 
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