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2002 Chevrolet Silverado fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 222009

Silverado 4.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles


My dad bought the truck brand new and kept the truck in emaculate shape. I bought it from him last year. We have only put Chevron gasoline in it. The gas had gotten extremely low so i put about 1/4 tank of gas in. I drove about 3 miles with no problems. Came back outside and it fired right up, but started to bog down a few blocks down the road when I tried to accelerate. I turned around and put it in the garage. I changed the fuel filter, but the problem persisted. I dropped the tank and removed the filter on the bottom of the fuel pump. Added some starter fluid to the intake and it fired up and sounded like a champ. Revved it up with no problems. But after a minute or so, it began to bog down again and then shut off. It hasn't started again since.

I have checked the wires and there is spark to them. I checked the valve on the fuel rail and there was fuel there, but I haven't checked the fuel pressure yet. I'm assuming it's the fuel pump not getting enough gas to the intake. But I would appreciate some other opinions and help.

- , Modesto, CA, US

problem #1

Aug 192005

(reported on)

Silverado 1500

  • 72,000 miles

Vehicle fine one day, couple of days later will not turn over, three weeks later still will not turn over. changed fuel filter and spark plugs. any help please contact me using the Contact link below.

- , San Francisco, CA, USA

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