1995 2.3l Xl Manual - Check Gages Light On, Motor Cranks But Won't Start

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Unlce.$am, Feb 26, 2023.

  1. Unlce.$am

    Unlce.$am New Member

    Last night I was on the way home on the freeway and all the sudden I lost acceleration and power steering went out. So my motor stopped and I get the "Check Gages" light. On the shoulder I tried starting it twice .Had it towed back home and tried some different things. I replaced fuse 26 which was burnt out

    I scanned it and it had the following codes:

    Today I replaced the fuel filter, and that didn't work. I checked the fuel rail too and there is pressure, but I don't have a pressure gauge to see if it's sufficient. I took one of the spark plugs out and saw it was sparking.
    Any other ideas?
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  3. OP

    Unlce.$am New Member

    Also tried 50/50 test, it came close once but did not start.
  4. OP

    Unlce.$am New Member

    Update, the truck is back to running! Took another look at it last weekend and saw I had lined up the crankshaft gear in the wrong position, so got that, and the timing belt fixed. It seems to idle pretty high now though, probably about 1400-1500 rpm for a few seconds and back down to 1000 rpm after slowing down.

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