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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Fuel Pump

My factory fuel pump went bad on my 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. I have since put 2 new fuel pumps in, both have stopped working in less than 500 miles. I'm begining to think that something is causing the pump to stop working. Whats the deal?

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  • lfantiq Mar 28, 2009

    Having the same problem w/ my '99 Silverado. Checked and am definately Not getting power to the pump. The pump is good & works when we hook it up directly to jumpers. Fuel gauge not registering on dash either. What could it be?? There were no signs anything was not working until the truck just wouldn't start after work one day. Thought it was out of gas but after putting in 8 gal it never registered; never started?

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Check the connector to the fuel pump for corrosion or loose pins, the fuel pumps of newer cars and trucks are designed to last at least 100,000 miles, when the new pumps quit did u verify they had power to them?

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