Question about Chevrolet 1500
Your problem could be the metering block, which helps regulate the flow of fuel thereby making it efficient and avoid flooding. You can also check the jets which sprays the fuel if there are physical damages. Do not forget to check the power valve as shown in the link below as this is usually made up of rubber or thin metal that it easily breaks down in a Chavy. I am unsure if your model has the same mechanism. Please refer to the link below for reference. Once it is broken you will encounter regulating fuel to the combustion chamber.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
Yes, as a matter of fact, it could be something else indeed. If I had the ability, like through chat, I would ask you additional questions regarding your vehicle. In lieu of that, I'll assume.
If your car has not had an injector flush, it may be a good place to look. Fuel injectors can become clogged over a period of time, and your car is 11 years old. In addition, the you may also have a fuel line clog. If I could ask you right now what region you live in, it could tell me a lot about the potential condition of your fuel line, filter, and pump.
I have touched on quite a few possibilities, although it is very hard to diagnose, much less repair an automobile via a web site. The absolute best we can do is give our very best, educated opinion. It is you, the person who will be doing the actual physical work, or being able to narrow down the problem with our help, that stops you form wasting your time, being overcharged at the mechanics, and hopefully get you back on the road quickly.
That being said, there is a specific order you should work from in order to find your solution quickly and efficiently. Most everyone would tell you to start with the least expensive and easiest to replace parts in the chain of your fuel system. Of course, if you don't have to spend any money adn can get close to where the problem is, that is best.
The fortunate thing is that it is the fuel system. Problems that are much harder are drive train problems adn electrical problems.
There is only a very finite number of things it can be. I do not know how mechanical you are, although a GOOD repair shop will diagnose your problem in the most efficient way, and apply the cost of the estimate to the repair. A great mechanic will diagnose yoru problem for free if he thinks he going to get the job.
So, areas to check:
fuel pump: you can check the flow of fuel being pumped by removing the hose that connects to the fuel injector module. If your car is not starting, but able to turn over, that is enough to prime the fuel pump and you should see flow. Also, if the pump is working, the fuel line from the tank to the pump is fine.
Fuel filter: easy to replace for the average motorist, and an inexpensive repair.
fuel injection module: not easy to diagnose without a repair technician. A flush does a world of good an any case, and even though it is a bit pricey, it makes a great deal of difference in the performance of your vehicle.
fuel line from pump to injectors: a compressed air hose applied to the end of the line will give you adequate results to find out if the line and hoses are clear. No air or weak ariflow at the other end, definitely a part of the problem.
So, in order of expense (low to high): fuel filter, fuel pump, fuel line (entire), injection flush.
I hope I was able to assist you to your satisfaction. If you have additional questions, I will be monitoring any replies, and will be able to reply to you within a day.
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