ok, i'm a girl so take it easy on me. :sing: i have a 93 (I think), s- 10 4x4 pickup. it's a beater farm truck, that i can haul feed, hay, fencing supplies etc. my son borrowed it to move a fridge for a friend. he said it puttered real bad, like it was trying to stall. after he turned it off, it wouldn't start again. he said it has done this before but he was always able to get it started again. of course, i've never had it happen while i was driving it. :bash: he said this time he couldn't get it started at all, and towed it back to my house. to me, this sounds like it might be a fuel filter problem?? it tries to turn over, but never catches. a timing belt would go out all at once, wouldn't it? so, where might the fuel filter be on this engine?? any guesses? he said he can change it if he can find it. thanks one and all for your time and patience.