my 1999 chevrolet Tahoe did the same thing and several times in a row.
i removed the battery terminals and REALLY CLEANED them good. used baking
soda and scrapped the electrical terminals good. it wpuld always start, so i
figured the problem was the power electrical connection to all feeds, and
not the starter terminal. after that it never died or hesitated again , that
was three years ago. the terminals must be good and clean. hope this helps.
You wrote on Sun, 15 Jul 2007 20:22:31 -0000:
jw> My 1998 Blazer, which only has 60k miles, has died without warning
jw> twice on the highway at speeds higher than 40 mph. It restarted
jw> without problems each time, but this type of problem at high speeds is
jw> very worrisome. Other than this random dying, my Blazer does not seem
jw> to have any problems and rides smoothly. After the first event, my
jw> mechanic changed the fuel filter and now thinks that I will need to
jw> change the fuel pump to prevent further problems. Since I cannot
jw> afford to make any other repairs if I get a new fuel pump, I am
jw> concerned that this may not really be the problem. I am particularly
jw> worried that it could be an electrical problem or need new spark plugs
jw> and wires. Does this situation sound like a fuel pump problem? Is
jw> there any easy way to rule out other electrical possibilities? If it
jw> is the fuel pump, but I do not get a new one, can I expect any
jw> problems more serious than having the engine die at high speeds but
jw> restart immediately?
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