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1996 Suburban problem starting

I've had to replace the sending unit for my fuel pump. Once I got everything installed I tried starting it. No dice. It will crank and crank and act like it wants to start, but won't. The fuel pump is activating but and continues to run after I've stopped cranking, but it is acting like it isn't getting enough fuel. Please help....

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  • steeldragon8 Jan 27, 2009

    thanks for your help. there is about 3/4 of a gas in the tank. i will check to make sure gas is going to the fuel filter, but i've already replaced it. I checked all of my work and there are no leaks anywhere. I will be sure to re check everything again just to make sure. Thanks again for your help.

  • mschuhy Feb 16, 2009

    I have fuel pressure of 60 psi at service port.
    The truck turns over but is not getting any fuel.
    So I dunp a one once of gas down air intake it will start & and run fine. I am thinking that fuel pressure regulator might be bad or the PCM is bad.


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Ko how much gas ya got ? pop a fuel line real quick or a service port at the engine. is there fuel ?
crack the line at the fuel filter (might as well replace it while yer there) does fuel even make it to the filter ? no ? mm sounds like a come back to me. you need to QC your work remove the fuel pump again (lol) and make sure you have not cracked or broke anything. then make sure all your lines are attached properly with no cracks along the way. make sure the fuel pump sock is clean. good luck

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