Question about 2001 Chevrolet Suburban

1 Answer

Fuel or sensor

Suburban will start but will not stay running

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 9 Answers

What year is your suburban? Previous model did not have ECM software to cope with carbon build-up in the throttle body intake. First car will idle rough, then will stall intermittently. Good news is that a rag and a can of carb cleaner will remove the black carbon on both sides of the throttle gate, then car will run smoothly.
Throttle body located on top, front of engine, so very simple to access.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009


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 Mechanic 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 repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only 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:

1 Answer

I have a 2001 suburban that wont stay running. I have replaced the plugs, fuel filter and air intake sensor. when you step on the gas it just dies out.

Generally, the one common cause of stalling is lack of fuel.
Low fuel pressure, or a restriction in the fuel delivery, or a problem with the throttle position sensor are typical faults.
Is the check engine light on ?

Sep 14, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

99 suburban starts but doesnt stay running

Our F-150 had a similar problem. It was a cam phaser, then timing sensors, I believe, had to be changed as well.

Aug 21, 2012 | 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

1 Answer

I have a 87 Suburban V10 I have change temp sensor, new throttle body, map sensor, spark plugs. wires, and still can't figure it out. Went to pass someone and it started flooding itself and would not stay...

Change your fuel filter. Replace the distributor cap and rotor. If you have the HEI ignition, they are really bad about burning through the igniton rotor.

Dec 19, 2010 | 1987 Chevrolet Suburban

1 Answer

1999 Chevy Suburban 5.7 V8 Starts fine will run smooth, but will not take fast throttle. If stomp the gas it will die and pop. It will reach interstate speeds and run smoothly if only minimum throttle...

ok here we go, hook up a feul pressure guage that can be read from inside the car, and check fuel pressure while driving, if the pressure stays fairly constant then the best bet is to hook up a real time scanner with snapshot capabilities ( like snap on or bdm pro) and take it for a drive again, ti could be a sensor reading out of range but not enough to set a code

Sep 14, 2010 | 1999 GMC Suburban

1 Answer

I have a 2001 Suburban with a 8.1 It starts but dies after a second or two. If I try to start it like 20 or more times it stays running.

With the breif discription you are giving. It sounds like the fuel pressure is bleeding off. Next time you try and start it, just turn the key on, don't start it. wait with the key in the on postion for 5 seconds and then start it. If it starts right up and stays running. Then my bet would be the pump and/or regulator are bleeding off the fuel pressure.
Are there any codes in the pcm? (even if the check engine light isn't on, there could still be codes)
The 8.1 also like to have camshaft sensor problems, which could also cause your complaint.

Dec 04, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

1999 chevy suburban fuel pump or what????

could possibly be either cam position sensor or the crank position sensor if the fuel pump doesnt read the signal from them it will not start

Aug 17, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Suburban

2 Answers

Suburban won't stay running

Check your carb floats are not stuck in the open position

Mar 12, 2009 | 1987 Chevrolet Suburban

1 Answer

1989 Chevrolet Suburban Problem

I've Been reading up on this problem and working on an 89 suburban with the same problem, tps, vacuum leaks, fuel pump, fuel filter, IAC, EGR, MAP Sensors are not the problem

Jun 10, 2008 | 1989 Chevrolet Suburban

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Chevrolet Suburban Logo

Related Topics:

230 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts


Level 3 Expert

77544 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 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