Question about 1999 Chevrolet K1500
Replaced fuel pump a few months ago, after running well, the car now won't start, a couple of times it turned over but wouldn't start, but after a few tries did, now it will still turn over but no start. Now I don't hear that electrical noise you hear after you turn the key, right before the turn over??
Sounds like a after market pump? I did the same thing.Go Ac/Delco for the best case.Note no sound no fuel.Try the old turn the key on and give the tank a kick.This kinda kick starts the pump.Idone this a few times.If you are stuck and your pump stops and it did start by kick don't stop the engine till you are home or a shop.
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Your problem may be one of the following:
First check or just replace the fuel filter. Usually located under the car in front of the rear axle, drivers side.
Next, the fuel pump may be worn out. Usually they just stop working (running).
Next, check the fuel pressure regulator. Usually located on the front fuel rail, drivers side.
Is the vacuum line attached? Not leaking or rotted?
Also, do you smell a strong fuel odor when it won't start? May be one or more stuck-open injectors, or the coil pack is bad.
Checking these in the order listed will more than likely fix your problem.
The clicking noise indicates the battery can no longer run the starter, which also means the fuel pump won't run either.
It could be a fuel issue. How old is the fuel filter? Can you hear the pump run for a few seconds when you turn the key on? Try turning the key to ON without trying to start engine three times waiting for the pump to stop running each time. Then try to start the engine. If it starts, Its a form of Vapor lock caused by the extreme heat we have had lately, and a weak fuel pump.
If none of this works, try a new fuel filter first. From there have someone check the fuel pressure regulator and then the pump. If you are in need of a new pump, take my word for it and spend the money to get one from a Dealer, and not from your favorite parts store. Most parts store parts are made in China and they are JUNK.
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