The Fuel Pump May Fail Causing the Engine to Stall or Crank Over But Not Start on Chevrolet 1500 Pickup

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

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Average mileage: 154,040 (70,000–292,000)
Engines affected: 4.3L V6, 5.0L V8, 5.7L V8, Gasoline
10 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
39 people reported this problem
17 people shared problem details
Sometimes it will crank and maybe the next time it won't. Maybe can drive 1 day and next day will not start. Have changed fuel pump, filter, module and some other things and it is still the same. Sometimes it will start and sometimes it won't. Go figure?
1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup- 4.3L V6122,000
started sputtering and kicking in and out would not restart replaced the fuel pump started right up 3 months later did the same thing replaced the pump again getting fuel out of the exit side of the filter but not into the engine still looking for a solution wont start.
1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup- 5.0L V8122,800
truck starts ok when cold but will not start when hot also starts running rough after running for a while
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup- 5.0L V8243,000
it will start and cut off several times before starting and will cut off while driving it also
have to spray to start it
1998 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup- 5.7L V8125,000
Failed twice, ok now and has been 4 years. Last time it failed in traffic, so I got out and bangeded on bottom of fuel tank with my fist. I could hear it whirring afterward and it worked ok for another month after which this happened again and I had to have it replaced.
1991 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup- 5.7L V8125,000
Some times it doesn't want to start. Runs great but when ever it feels like it it just doesn't want to start. Have done a full tune up plus various sencors.
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup- 5.7L V8150,000
never replace fuel filter after I bought it with 130000 miles. Ended up replacing fuel pump
1998 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup- 5.0L V898,000
Engine would not crank, had to replace fuel pump
1990 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup- 5.7L V8120,000
Been a great truck. I have had to replace feul pump and alternator more than once.
1996 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup- 5.7L V8292,000
Engine stalled and won't crank or start.
Had to replace fuel pump and a mechanic changed the filter. Since then no one has been able to get the filter off and I'm on my 3rd pump.
1993 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup- 5.7L V8165,000
engine runs fine cold, but after shutting off for 15-20 minutes, no fuel. let sit for 4 hrs and started an d ran fine.
Over the course of owning this truck,I have replaced the fuel pump 4 or 5 times.(I've lost count)As well I have changed out the fuel filter more times than I remember.The easiest way I have found to change out the fuel pump is to remove the bed off the pick-up truck. Then,access to the fuel pump on top of the gas tank is easy.Six bolt,a ground cable,a few electrical connectors,and three screws in the gas inlet and the bed is ready for removal.
1990 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup- 5.0L V8184,000
replaced the fuel pump.
1997 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup- 5.0L V8170,000
went threw a bad string of fuel pumps. 4
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