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1998 GMC Sierra won't fire and run

I get fuel up to the Fuel Meter Body, but the engine will not fire unless I spray starter fluid into the throttle body then only runs on what I spray into it.

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  • bruceyounger Feb 12, 2009

    I don t know the pressure I disconnected the fuel line at the Fuel Meter body and ran a tube to a gas can and had lots of gas pumping

  • bruceyounger Feb 12, 2009

    I drive the truck daily, the gas I use is from chevron. I am going to hook up to a computer later today. I should get a code that will help. I will also try to get a fuel pressure gauge.

  • bruceyounger Feb 13, 2009

    I tested the fuel pressure and it was barely 10 lbs. I have changed the fuel filter. Would that indicate a fuel pump issue?

  • the dave May 11, 2010

    Do you have correct fuel pressure? Has the truck been sitting or did you fill up recently and get bad gas?



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Still I have not been able do find out the problem, My engine does not start, I have fuel in the line and spark, anybody can light me out what it could be wrong?

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Pull back a small part of the boot just in front of the throttle body, open the throttle all the way up and spray about 3 seconds of starter fluid inside the manifold. Push the boot back in place and attempt to start it. If it starts or attempts to start but shuts back off, it has fuel supply issues which could be the injectors, wiring, the ecm, the fuel pump or other related electronics.

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