2005 Ford F-150 4.2L suddenly gave me troubles yesterday. Happened not while driving but when I tried to start it up, it did start but the engine was shaking and it immediately died. Today it didn’t start and later it did start for a second but again died immediately.
So It does turn over, it’s not the battery or the starter. It seems to be either a fuel system issue or a timing issue. I plugged in a diagnostic tool and it gave me no codes.
I tried replacing the fuel filter which didn’t solve the problem. I’m thinking it’s probably the timing chain but if anyone has any thoughts I would appreciate the help.