I had picked up the truck aprox 7:30pm, it had not been driven for two days before that. I drove to a friends home, maybe half a mile away. Sat there and talked to him for 5-10 minutes, truck in park but running, then drove about another 100-150 yards, turned a left hand corner, the engine sputtered once, like it was running out of gas, and then died. I tried to start it, but nothing. The gas gauge that is in it is hardly accurate once it gets under 1/4 tank of gas, so I assumed that I ran it out of gas. Went to gas station and got a gallon of gas, put it in the tank, tried to start it again, nothing. Friend of mine stopped by, tried to help me, said he couldnt hear the fuel pump running.
Next day, I got the truck towed back to my house by a friend, and let it sit there, as I didnt have the money right then to go out and buy a fuel pump. Friday I bought a fuel pump and fuel filter, figuring I would be doing that on Sat. I have been studying up on fuel pump replacement over the last two weeks, so felt fairly sure I could do it. Just for kicks, I tried to start the truck Friday night, and heard the fuel pump kick in for about 2-3 sec, then kick back off. Key was in the on, but not start position. Either my friend was mistaken about not hearing the pump, it was a noisy street, or the pump just decided to start working again, I figured on option A. Started doing some more research into the fuel system, bought a OBD2 reader and a fuel pressure gauge. Found the fuel pressure port and hooked the gauge up. Had a marginally more mechanicly inclined than I friend check the gauge while I turned the ignition. He read off the psi as 60 and holding. I then hooked the OBD2 reader to the port under the dash, hit the read button, it scanned for about 5-10 seconds, and came back with 0 Codes. I checked the Haynes manual for fuel pressure, it said 55-62 (within pressure), and thats when I turned to this site.