The Fuel Pump May Fail Causing the Engine to Stall or Crank Over But Not Start on Chevrolet G Series Van (G20)

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 189,875 (150,000–250,000)
Engines affected: 5.0L V8, 5.7L V8, Gasoline
9 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
13 people reported this problem
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The engine will start with the help of starter fluid, but it will shut off immediately. Do not hear the fuel pump kicking on. Also the gas gauge stopped working completely. We thought we just ran out of gas, but we got gas and it did not fix the problem.
The van and I started up it cuts off and wont stay running long and it smells like gas
Replaced twice fuel pump, second time including fuel filter (garage had neglected this the first time, perhaps due to difficulty removing it). Car would work until turned off and then would not start for hours until cooled down. Also stalled a couple of times for hours.
Engine will not start,however with the help of starting fluid It will and cut off immediately. Also I don't hear the fuel pump engage when switch turns on.