Question about 1997 Chevrolet C1500

1 Answer

The engine rotates but will not start

I have a 97 suburban vort. 350. The engine rotates but will not start (turns over with starting fluid).I replaced gas tank & fuel pump assy. with new but it doesnt seem to be getting fuel.I know the relay is good,& I used a test light to prove there is power to the pump but dont know what else to do.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,317 Answers

You may have gotten a defective replacement fuel pump. I would check the ground for the fuel pump, but it seems there's not much left to check.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

How do I fix and 97 GMC 1/2 ton with a 350 vortec. Runs great once running. Sat for 5 years. If sits more than 5 minutes wont start without shot of starer fluid

have you changed the fuel filter and emptied the gas tank and put fresh gas in? Stale gas will not start as well as fresh gas and there could be water from condensation in the tank.

Mar 29, 2015 | 1997 GMC Sierra

1 Answer

97 mercury mountaineer. won't start


watch your oil pressure when cranking, you have to have some oil pressure to get the fuel system to start. you may have to find the hot wire at the relay and energize it to see if it is indeed the fuel pump going out. if its been sitting and its a 97 the fuel pump just might have went, you can also try hitting the gas tank from the outside in the middle to see if that works too. have a water hose or fire extinguisher around when your working on fuel system and leave one of your battery cable a little loose..


Jul 04, 2017 | 1997 Mercury Mountaineer

4 Answers

Why wont my truck start without starting fluid?

Could be the Glow plug control module or glow plus them selfs....

Aug 22, 2011 | 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe

2 Answers

I have a 1997 K1500 350 engine and I have to poor gas in the throtle body to get it to start. Runs fine after starting,but as soon as you turn off it will not crank and then you have to repeat. Note: The...

Had same exact problem on my 97 k1500, although it would crank after shutting off it just would not start. I fixed the problem by replacing the fuel pump in the tank. I learned that the 5.7 liter needs something like 80 psi to start but will run on around 55-60 psi (fuel pressure)

Dec 12, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet K1500

1 Answer

97 suburban wont start when engine is cold.

you might want to check your return line to the tank

Jan 13, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet K1500

2 Answers

2000 S10 no start

I'd use a gage and check proper fuel pressure, key on engine off, 60--66 psi with spider fuel system.
Engine cranking did you visually check for spark at the spark plugs? Engine cranking is there a fuel injector pulse?
Click on the link for fuel pump relay, you can check the fuse. At the fuel pump, gray wire is voltage, black is ground.

Apr 15, 2017 | 1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

4 Answers

I have a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban will not start I turn the key it sounds like it is going to start but it does not.

can you hear the fuel pump running in the gas tank when you first turn the key to the run position?

Aug 08, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

4 Answers

My 97 bmw 540i ran out of gas, it would not start after putting in more gas, what could be the problem?

Just leave the ignition on for maybe 5 minutes.
Allow the fuel to get pumped back to the engine.
I'm assuming it's an auto.
Hold the throttle to the floor for about 20 seconds & then try turn it over. (Don't forget to take the foot off if it starts up!)
There's a good chance your fuel filter is clogged up with any dirt/debris that might have been in the end of your fuel tank.
I would suggest replacing the fuel filter in the mean-time even if it does start.
Fuel pumps are known to break if the fuel line runs dry, a bit like some water pumps I suppose. You should be able to hear this when the ignition is at position II (just before starting). If it's running this obviously isn't the problem.
Check the fuses if you can't hear the pump. (You never know).
Let me know how you get on!

Jun 25, 2009 | 1994 BMW 5 Series

1 Answer

2002 Chevrolet Suburban won't start

go to the back of the truck near the gas tank and listen for the pump to run while some one turns the key to the on position not Start but on. If you do not hear the pump it is probubly bad.

Dec 06, 2008 | 2002 Chevrolet Suburban

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Logo

95 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts


Level 3 Expert

76848 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides