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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Replace Fuel Filter Every 30,000 to Prevent Fuel Pump Failure

 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 4.8L V8, 5.3L V8

Average Mileage: 143,199 mi (47,546 mi - 213,000 mi)

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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.

  • ladydess, , 4.8L V8, 140,000 mi
     Rookie

    I noticed that the truck was getting harder and harder to start. I went to get in it one day and it would crank over, but just not start. I replaced the fuel filter, and fuel pump but it still will not start. I'm hoping it was just wired wrong or something because everyone seemed to think it was the pump.

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  • Visitor, , 5.3L V8, 105,650 mi

    TRUCK JUST LOST PROWER AND SHUT OFF GOING DOWN THE ROAD. GM MECHANIC DIAGNOSIS AT FAILED FUEL PUMP, CAUSED BY NOT CHANGING FUEL FITLER OFTEN ENOUGHT. REPLACED FUEL FILTER IN FUEL TANK.

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     Enthusiast

    HAD TO REPLACE FUEL PUMP TWICE IN TWO YEARS

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  • Visitor, , 5.3L V8, 188,000 mi

    Engine started to sputter and quit repeatedly. Fuel pump was suspected and upon testing found it was producing only 25 psi of fuel pressure instead of spec pressure of 48-54 psi. Replacing fuel pump for $968 parts and labor seemed to fix the problem.

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  • musky74, , 5.3L V8, 47,546 mi
     Enthusiast

    Engine sputtered and could not get over 1500 rpms, engine died and was I able to restart but conked out again within 30' (5 times), then would not start. Fuel pump had went out. Fuel pump replacement (and $881 later) fixed problem.

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  • Visitor, , 5.3L V8, 165,000 mi

    Died while driving and ended up being a heck of an expensive fix by the time everythin was said and done....Make sure to change the fuel filter every 30,000 miles or you too will find out the hard way

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