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Won't Start I have a 1997 Chevy S10 Blazer. It will not start on its own. I have to pour gas into the intake butterfly to start it and then it runs flawlessly. I have checked the fuel pump pressure and with the key on but not running the pressure is 40psi. When it is running the pressure is at 55psi. After this problem began the "service engine" light came on and I had it read at a local parts store and the code indicated that it was running lean on all cylinders. I greatly appreciate any insight into what the cause of this problem might be. Thanks!

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  • chris warren Oct 25, 2008

    replaced engine everything seems to be hooked up engine will turn over but will not start what do i need to check?

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  • florida22 Jan 02, 2009

    i have a 97 blazer i get 60lbs fuel pressure i have fire there is good fuel in the tank i put a new fuel pump in less than a year ago and it will not run... I put a battery in it goto start it , it will run first attempt starting it for about 3 or 4 seconds rough but starts stalls and will not start again till it sits over nite... any ideas.... I was having issues with a short in the coil plug so i replaced it still nothing



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You need to run a fuel pump pressure drop test, after the engine is shut off the pressure should not drop more than 5 PSI, if it does the fuel pump check valve is defective and you will need to replace pump. You haven't picked up a tank of bad gass have you? it happens from time to time.

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