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200 Chevy Suburban -- trouble starting

I have a 2000 Chevy Suburban 2WD, here recently I started having to crank the engine over 2-3 times before the engine started and stayed running. The other day my wife calls me and says it will not start at all now. I went to the EVAP service valve and pushed in the valve and no pressure..... does this mean the fuel pump is bad?

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  • laicough Nov 11, 2008

    My 2000 Chevy Suburban is not starting until 2 or 3 tries. It now started stalling at intersections when stopped if no pressure on accelerator.

  • lsalines1 Dec 05, 2008

    My dads truck doesnt like to start on a warm start unless you hold the ignition on for 3-4 secs. Fuel pump was replaced last week but seems not to do anything. We are running fuel injector cleaner through the gas now to see if that does anything. So far no luck.

  • toddadkins Dec 23, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 02 suburban. However I have replaced the fuel filter as well as the pressure regulator and it still is doing the same thing. You have to crank a couple of times and then it starts right up. I thought the next step was the fuel pump but my understandingis that I would have loss of power or the pump would just go out all at once.

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Bad fuel pressure regulator. Located on drivers side of engine on fuel rail. Cost of part is around $70. Easy to replace. Buy the part, look at it, find the old one on the engine in the area described above. Pull the vacuum line off of it, if you see any fuel in the vacuum line it's bad. The vacuum line sucks up the fuel flooding the engine. Classic symptoms. Make sure to relieve the fuel pressure prior to removing or let it sit for a couple of hours, or over night. The leak will relieve the pressure over time. Simple clip holds it on, easy to get at. Make sure to remove both "O" rings prior to putting new unit on. Should solve the problem.

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