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Starts but doesn't stay running

Replaced timing chain and crank shaft sensor. Engine will start right up but won't stay running longer than a few seconds.

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  • coltnlee Sep 19, 2008

    Fuel pump replaced and filter replaced but problem still exists.

  • coltnlee Sep 19, 2008

    No codes from pcm

  • coltnlee Sep 19, 2008

    Yes my scanner will scan live data. Unknown pressure on the fuel pump. Could the computer cause this problem without throwing a code?

  • coltnlee Sep 19, 2008

    It's a 5.7 Vortec. What's a noid light?

  • coltnlee Sep 19, 2008

    Funny... I did smell fuel now that you mention it. Vehicle is not with me. I can check it tomorrow. However, I did not notice blue smoke. It didn't stay running long enough to see. Truck ran fine prior to timing chain failure.

  • coltnlee Sep 19, 2008

    Runs very smooth before it dies just dies quickly, few seconds but has not run since chain replacement.

  • coltnlee Sep 19, 2008

    Thank you

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    will not stay started.



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Is it maintaining good fuel pressure?

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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  • travis campbell Sep 19, 2008

    Any codes retreived from pcm?

  • travis campbell Sep 19, 2008

    Is your scanner capable of viewing live data with the ignition key on and you say fuel pump replaced.How mutch psi is it holding?

  • travis campbell Sep 19, 2008

    What engine is it? Are you able to get a noid light on an injector plug?

  • travis campbell Sep 19, 2008

    A noid light is a 12volt light light that you plug into the injector plug to see if you are getting a correct pulse from the pcm....I had a gm in with similar symptoms.Ended up being the mass air flow meter.Do you notice a strong smell of fuel when you crank it or see bluish smoke from tailpipe?

  • travis campbell Sep 19, 2008

    So it had a timing chain failure? Has it ran good at all since chain replacement? When you crank it,does it run rough before it dies? I would check the compression in the cylinders. You could have engine damage from jumping time. I am pretty sure the vortec 350 is an interference engine. Meaning that if the piston is at Top Dead Center and the Valve is open they will make contact...Thus causing valve or piston damage...

  • travis campbell Sep 19, 2008

    Do a compression test ,this will verify whether any engine damage was incurred when the chain broke. Also check all electrical connections where the timing chain was replaced...Good Luck...Keep me filled in...Good Night...

  • travis campbell Sep 19, 2008

    Your Welcome!!!



Did u check the map sensor?

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