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2000 Silverado won't start

My 2000 cheverolt silverado 5.3 won't run. I replaced the fuel filter immediately after the problem and it did not fix it. It does start for a minute but idles very low then dies.

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  • joe1920 Jan 05, 2009

    2000 silverado will run on idle for ten seconds but dies i changed the fuel filter but nothing changed


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I had a 99' with a 5.3 motor and it would die on me once in awhile, and it took awhile for it to start some times. It was the fuel pressure regulator, i learned later that this motor had alot of problems with this regulator. Changing it fixed it for aboout 50 bucks and 10 minuits or work

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I have had to change my distributor cap on a regular basis every 10 to 14 months ever since I bought my silverado in 2000. No one has been able to explain why but out of no where the truck will not start turns over but refuses to start every thing else checks out but it still won't start, until I replace the distributor

Hope this works for you.

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Hi, first check to see is there fuel getting to the engines fuel pump,
Then if fuel is being pumped it must be the ignition system.
Is your engine Gas or diesel?
Also check your knock sensor connection ( also called map sensor ) this is usually fitted around the flywheel area somewhere.
If this is disconnected the engine will start then cut out shortly.

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