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The logical answer would appear to be fuel related, but it may not be. 1st determine if your problem is fuel related by putting your ear on the fuel tank door while someone else turns on the ignition switch. Don't attempt to start it, but just turn the switch on. You should hear a humming sound for about 3 seconds. If you don't, check the fuse to the fuel pump. If the fuse is ok, you probably have a problem with the new pump and hopefully you put a new filter on the pump itself before you installed it. If not, the new pump may have gotten trash in it and froze up. If you do here a hum from the pump, pull a spark plug wire and put an old plug in the end while grounding it to the motor. Spin the motor to see if you have a spark at the plug. If not, your problem is electrical. Post your results.
Posted on Nov 29, 2014
Check your PCV VALVE. it should be located on top of or very near the top of your airfilter/carb housing.
Posted on Nov 29, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: ran fine then would not start
If it has been rainy, snowy or wet at all were you live you will need to change the cap and rotor. These vortec motors with the horizontel cap are very well known for not starting when damp. Also while you have the cap off there are two holes in the bottom of the distributer with screens in them, clean these out or remove them to keep the moisture from returning.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
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Posted on Jan 03, 2009
i have the same problem right now. the relay is located under the big black box on passenger side of engine compartment. There are three relays in there. orange, blue and white. I dont know which is associated with the fuel pump though.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
you are right, its probably the fuel filter. wow 113120 miles without changing the fuel filter. also, change the air filter and have your intake manifold cleaned. this will greatly improve acceleration and fuel economy. best wishes - hotratchet
Posted on May 01, 2009
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