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

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
RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 130,500 (75,000–230,000)
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
20 people reported this problem
Get Your Car Fixed at a RepairPal Certified Shop.
We certify shops based on expertise, quality work, and verified customer reviews
Viewing 1 - 7 of 7 comments
Replaced my fuel pump at 103,000 miles as preventive maintenance, since I am a technician myself, I knew it would fail sooner rather than later.
Fuel pump failed; vehicle would not start. Was able to get pump to start working by banging the bottom of the fuel tank with an open flat hand. Replaced pump.
Had problems starting, could bang gas tank and get it going again. This is the second Fuel Pump I have replaced. Aprox. $700
We've had our truck almost 3 years, my brother in law owned it before in the last 5 years we've replaced the fuel pump 4 times (fixing to be 5) the last 3 was bc it would not crank. It would try but never catch on. My brother in law changed it his self. It wasn't cheap and he had to remove the bed of the truck to get to it! (The last time we cut a hole in the bed of the truck to access it easier) now we are having to replace it again bc the gas had stays on full even when empty. We have to calculate miles, I was told the first time it was replaced this was the same reason. Hopefully it's still under warranty, and it's the last time. This is ridiculous and very expensive!!! Please call for a recall?!?!
Had to replaced the fuel pump 3 time (are they a problem with the pump) need all the help l can GET !!!!!
Check valve failed, pump assembly was replaced.
Took to GM for repair Cost $674.58