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Truck will only start with starter fluid - 1999 Chevrolet K1500

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  • electricfun Oct 08, 2008

    My 98 Tahoe is doing this same thing. Will crank forever and not start, but with a small shot of starting fluid will fire right up and run fine. There are no apparent problems otherwise, and the scanner didn't show any codes at all. My Tahoe is equipped with a 5.7L SFI with about 170,000miles. Fuel pump has been replaced and appears to be working properly. I am absolutely stumped on this. Fuel Filter? Air Charge Sensor? Any thoughts would be helpful.

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    B. EB. Nov 28, 2008

    My 97 Chevy K1500 cut off at a stop light a few weeks ago and now will not start. Everything seems ok up to the throttle body-im not getting fuel to the throttle body.All sensors check out ok and lead to bad Computer. everything i read says that usually it's never the computer- Help, any Ideas????

  • ricks02hd Dec 20, 2008

    89 chevy 4x4 wont start unles I pour gas in the throttle body. Truck started doing this once then all of a sudden it would start but now it wont even start. the weird thing is when it does it the fuel guage goes clear to full no matter how much fuel the truck has in it.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    I have a 1997 chevy truck It only starts if I pour gas in the intake after that It starts fine


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In case anyone else has this problem it is usually a bad ground that sends the computer into a frizz just check your grounds

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Check the fuel pump relay, usually on the fire wall or fender had the same problem with a 86 s10 blazer about 6 years ago it was corrossion on the connection cleaned them and it started to start up on its own

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Is it carbureted or injected. Sounds like carb if you are pouring lighter fluid in it. Check your automatic choke is working and that the spring on it isn't broken or gone altogether. And instead of lighter fluid put your hand over carb top and give a few cranks 5 or 10 secs take hand off and it should start then you know it is your choke.

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