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Truck Stalling Question

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So i was wheeling today for the first time in a while due to the snow, and my truck stalled/shut off twice. I wasn't going crazy and flooring it or doing anything extreme, but when I was attempting to climb a snowy hill and my wheels started spinning and my momentum stopped, my truck just stalled out. I turned my truck back on, and seeing no warning lights, I backed up and gave it another shot. Tires spun, momentum stopped, it turned off again. Naturally, after two tries and my history, I called it quits on that hill and took a bypass. Now, years ago when I was attempting to rock my way out of a mud hole, i over heated my transmission like an idiot. Since then, I've gotten a completely rebuilt transmission and have been much more careful with my truck. Truck drove perfectly fine the rest of the day and i kept wheeling for a bit and drove home just fine.

Any ideas on why it did that? Is it as simple as just stalling out? I had a full tank of gas too.
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Wondering whether the Vehicle speed sensor(VSS) and the locking torque converter may have something to do with it.

The spinning wheels means the computer thinks you are moving down the road at XX MPH, so torque converter is locked, if all of a sudden the wheels stop, the torque converter should unlock to allow engine to idle, but if it was delayed.........engine could stall.

Never heard of that before though and I am sure it would have come up since wheel spinning and automatics have been around a long while, lol.
But it could be a glitch in your computer software, or model software.
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Hmm, yea it's really weird but maybe that's it. who knows. it's just weird It happened now, and never before.
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or a nearly plugged up fuel filter would do that as well
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or a nearly plugged up fuel filter would do that as well
That's actually a really good idea. I can't remember the last time I changed that. I have a bad habit of driving my truck on fumes I bet my fuel filter is toast. I'll add that to the list of spring maintenance stuff I need to do, haha.
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constantly driving your truck on fumes will result in your fuel pump failing

and ranger fuel pumps are becoming hard to find now a days

it is the fuel itself that keeps the fuel pump cooled
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