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I have a 1997 chevy tahoe that will only start using starter fluid. After starting, the engine will sputter and then just die out. What are the possible problems?

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Are you one of those people who TOP OFF the tank when filling up?

When the EVAP recovery system soak with few ounce of gasoline......the trap vapor will take few days escape.

EVAP system is design to handle fuel vapor. Few ounce of gasoline can damage the fuel vapor recovery relay and decrease the service live of the recovery lines.

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You can accelerate the process by locating the charcoal canister (near the nose of the car and same side as your gas filler door)

MOVE the car to outdoor.

Disconnect the EVAP line and let it air out by itself.

DO NOT introduce any heat source or fan to speed up the process.

Reconnect this EVAP hose and use a small amount of starting fluid at the intake manifold.


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Posted on Dec 03, 2009

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Hello ,What i believe is going on is your fuel pump is not working properly .There should be 58 psi start the truck it will run on 50 psi but will not start have the pressure checked ,also have the fuel filter check it may be clogged up :)

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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Clogged fuel filter, bad fuel pump relay or fuel pump

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