Question about 1997 Chevrolet K1500

1 Answer

I just put a new 4.3L vortec engine in my 1997 chevy c1500 w/t, it has sat for about 4 months and now it will not start unless i dump gasoline into the throttle body. help please?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 13 Answers

CAn you hear the fuel pump come on when you turn the key to the on position before cranking it?
It should run for 3 seconds then turn off. It will sond like an insect buzzing in your tank. That would be the first thing to check. If it is not running you will not get fuel to the engine. There is a fuel pump fuse in the panel that I would look at if no sound from the pump. There is also a fuel pump relay usually on the firewall up near the brake booster that you can check if the fuse is good. It will make a click sound when it shuts off after the 3 second mark. If all of the above passes, check for power at the relay with a test light and hope it is not the pump. The fuel tank has to be dropped to change out the pump. I get them from Ebay for 20 bucks and they have worked great.
Hope this helps

Posted on Jan 11, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

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

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1997 chevrolet C1500 pickup with a 5.7 liter (VIN code R). The engine cranks but will not start. I have tested the fuel system with a fuel pressure test gauge at the fuel rail and get a 40 PSI read


As your request requires detailed information to extensive for this forum please follow the link provided below.
Second Generation CSFI
Here is some detailed information for you to look over concerning the
Vortec
GMC Chevy Light Truck Central Port Fuel Injection Diagnosis

Apr 18, 2017 | 1997 Chevrolet C1500

1 Answer

1998 chevy k1500 vortec 305, high idle, surges a lil bit, new plugs cap and rotor, coolant temp sensor, any suggestions, bad tps cause this, or intake leak confused help,love the truck,runs rich i can...


TPS probably not cause surging idle. Could be IAC motor, could be MAF sensor. If you dont have a check engine light I would be thinking IAC motor.

Jan 21, 2011 | 1997 Chevrolet C1500

1 Answer

1997 chevy truck 5.0 the truck sat for 7 months now it idles at over 2000 rpm only code showing for idle air control replaced it no difference


Try getting some throttle body cleaner, open the throttle body butterfly valve and clean it with an old toothbrush. It should be better.

Dec 12, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet C1500

1 Answer

97 chevy pu 305 vortec, had cyl 6 misfire and rough idle, replaced fuel injector spider now engine starts but idle real high then dies


thats usually a sign of a vacuum leak, recheck and make sure you don't have any loose hoses, or cut intake seals

Nov 12, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet C1500

3 Answers

Where is the crank sensor located on the motor for a 1999,5.7 Vortec, engine and what tool will i need to replace it may i have a picture veiw? or how do i go about looking information


1999 chevy 1500 series has spark getting fuel wont start replaced crank position sensor cap n rotor getting backfire through throttle body.

Feb 05, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2 Answers

Installed new distributor in 97 Chevy Vortec V6


Check the wire harness to the Ignition control module (ICM) or replace it. It cost around $40,00 from Auto Zone and it's common for the ICM to fail, or it may just be starting to fail and it's also know that the OEM distributor had a screen vent at the bottom of the distributor for ventilation to prevent condensation from forming in the distributor. Check to make sure your new distributor has a vent and that it's not plugged up with shipping plastic. Condensation may be forming causing the misfire in the distributor. Good luck and keep me posted. 

Jul 16, 2009 | 1994 Chevrolet K1500

2 Answers

1997 Chevy Silverado - engine turns over but will not fire


the three thing cars need to fire up are gas,air, and spark check these three if they are fine then it might be the starter or something else

May 13, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

1 Answer

Automobile engine trouble


Plenty meaning possibly too much?

Aug 22, 2008 | 1995 Chevrolet C1500

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Logo

110 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74896 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7688 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...