I have a 99 Chevy Silverado with a little over 103000 miles on it. I bought it used. I was driving home from work and it just died on me. I had enough speed built up to let it coast into a parking lot. I never could get it to restart. I had to have a friend of mine with a trailer help me get it home. Once I got it home, it started, but would only stay running if I kept pumping the gas and then only for a few seconds before it died again. I've replaced the fuel filter, it has plenty of gas in the tank. Any ideas?
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Re: Truck died while driving
Sounds like the fuel pump has failed, this is a common fault on this year, also the fuel pump connector is a problem at the gas tank, the new pump will come with a new connector, make sure you splice on the new connector, use a pair of wire crimp pliers and do it right or the problem will occur again.
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The truck is probably stalling on rough roads because the fuel pump float is not staying on the surface of the gasoline in the tank. Therefore, it is taking on air and interrupting the flow of fuel temporarily. It may be sticking a little and operating too slowly. The fuel pump is inside your gas tank but can be removed and replaced by you if you are skilled enough.
my truck(2007 silverado 5.3) died at red light got it started back and had knocking noise in engine and like not running on all 8 cylinders only 55000 mile barely made it back home, had to keep foot on gas and brake to keep it running,will not start unless i mash accelerator pedal,PLEASE HELP, I JUST BOUGHT THIS TRUCK
Sounds like you have a dirty throttle body. This truck has whats called "drive by wire". There are no throttle cables. If you remove the air intake tube you can carefully clean with some carb cleaner and a rag. Reinstall the tube and let it idle for a few minutes so the computer can relearn the base idle. If this does not work you may have a defective throttle body.
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It sounds like either alternator or computer, I f you can get it to run on its own pull the positive battery cable off the battery and if it dies its your alternator. And this is no real way to check the computer except going up to a AutoZone and they can check codes for free
a little tip a friend gave me in unlocking the 4wd drive on ramps or hill and then put in neutral let roll back a foot put in park and then let off the 4wd
when in 4wd the hubs get a little heated cause they need greased so they stick into position making it hard to come out of 4wd this which i spoke of i got stuck in the senerio where i almost drove home in 4wd from 300 miles away but i called my friend he told me bought this and so i thought it could help you
your hubs just locked up on you your bearings are going to need to be packed again this is normal for this
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