MY FUEL PUMP KICKS ON BUT MY 2005 CHEVY UPLANDER WILL NOT START
I was driving and the vehicle stalled as if it ran out of gas, I have a quarter tank of gas and it will not start. My fuel pump sounds like it is turning on but the van will not start. I removed and switched around the relays and it still will not start. If I spray starting fueled it will start.
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Something to think about. You should never let a gas tank run out or low as this is where any dirt settles at the bottom of the tank. I have seen a problem like yours and the fuel filter was plugged because of dirt in the bottom of the tank. Should never let a tank get lower than a quarter of a tank.
after putting some gas in your tank, step on the gas pedal repeatedly (step to it fully), then while pressing, start your car. the fuel was completely drained from your system thus there are no fuel to burn in able for your car to start.
pressing the gas pedal repeatedly (around 10 times will do) will put some fuel in your combustion chamber, so the car will now have something to burn if you will start the car
The fuel filter on this vehicle is located inside the fuel tank and is an integral part of the fuel pump module assembly. As such, it's not replaceable by itself and can only be serviced by replacing the entire pump module. It's a "lifetime" filter, in theory anyway, but it can plug up if there has been a large amount of crud that has gotten into the tank somehow. The best way to determine if the filter is restricted is to have the fuel pressure tested as part of a road test drive to see if the pressure remains steady [indicating a good pump and ok filter] or drops off [indicating a restricted filter or weak pump] Hope this helps!
If the starter does crank the engine but it wont start, you need a new fuel pump. The pump is cooled and lubricated by the fuel in the tank and on chevys running the tank empty almost always results in burnt out fuel pumps.
fuel pump when you started up the incline the tank was not full the gas went to the back of the tank made the fuel pump run dry now it no longer has the right pressure to support the engine or the filter cloged in the tank
had same problem with 00 dodge neon between half and quarter tank going up steep hills it would lose power and stumble,at quarter it would start to stumble and stall.fuel filter was completly blocked after changing fuel filter it would not stall,when gas tank was low fuel pressure would go down,changed fuel pump and it did it
I had a similar issue with my uplander. They don't have a reset switch on the pump but if the vehicle is CLOSE to running out of gas and you happen to park on a grade where the front of the vehicle is pointing down then you may have trouble starting the vehicle until it level's out.
All I did was apply some gas pedal while starting and it started. Then I got to a gas station ASAP. If you're right out of gas you may want to add some to the tank and let the vehicle sit in the ignition on position without starting it for a minute or two to get some fuel back in the lines before starting it.