Question about 2000 Chevrolet S-10
When i get in my s-10, I have to turn the key to the on position, wait for the fuel pump to pump and then turn the key to start for it to start smoothly. If i just try to start it normally the truck shakes violently and doesn't want to start right up. Most of the time it will eventually start but after a lot of fuss. Also, and I am not sure if this has anything to do with it, the Fuel Gauge does not work. It goes back and forth between full and empty while I drive down the road.
It sounds like your loosing your fuel pressure prim. There is a check valve at the fuel pump and when it goes bad, the fuel pump unit needs to be replaced and that will also address your gas gauge issues. If yo go to Auto Zone you can buy a replacement fuel pump and they will have the step by step instructions for you to replace the fuel pump. I'll give you a hint, remove the Bed from the rails since there is only about 8 bolts holding it down. This is easier then dropping the gas tank to get to the fuel pump in the tank. Also lone out a fuel pressure gauge and check the fuel pressure at the Shredder valve and do a pressure drop, once you have the proper fuel pressure 60 to 65psi, see how long it will take for the fuel system to drop. If it drops quick, time to replace the fuel pump and replace the fuel filter too since your doing all this work. Good luck friend. Keep me posted if you have any other questions.
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