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.
Average mileage: 129,661 (11,300–208,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 4.3L V6
11 model years affected: 1994
, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
58 people reported this problem
constant problem with truck. every summer when the weather got warm,the truck would have problems starting.it would crank but not start.sometimes it would happen when the engine was cold and sometimes when it was warm.if i waited 15 to 20 minutes after cranking it,she would start right up.then the problem started to last longer(it wouldnt start till the next day) no check engine lights. if i replaced the fuel filter the problem would go away for about a month. i took out the tank and cleaned it and replaced the fuel pump. i happend about 4 more times and then mysteriously went away.
Engine Stalling, now will Not Start at All.
Fuel pump relay popped. Replaced relay, it worked temporarily. Next day had crank but no start, again.
Found all 3 relays FUEL PUMP; FUEL CONTROL; HORN to be nonfuntioning/broken.
gas tank ran empty and pump was worn enough to break from extra wear of running tank so low i was told. part cost 900.00 plus another 100 trying to diagnois such as replacement fuel filter, and fuel relay switch etc. couldnt afford mechanic did it myself. Not to hard to do even at novice level.
truck won't start after it sits for about ahalf hour after i shut it off. but i can start it with fuel in the carb or with ether, would that be a fuel pump loosing the prime
various mileage - replaced 3 times
Replaced it and fuel filter
Would not crank in a parking lot. Had to tow it to repair shop. They put it on a computer and then replaced the fuel pump.
2 fuel pumps in 100,000 miles both times had to be replaced at 1000 dollars each.
Engine will turn over but not start!
Truck will run great while driving then just cut off going down the road. pull over switch truck off let set ten to fifteen seconds then turn the key switch on and off a lot then the truck will crank right up.The pump is getting hot and locking up.THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL ON THIS YEAR MODEL AND FUEL PUMP...........
cruise control want work nor hazard lights , button you push down something broke internally- fuel pump gone
2nd time replaced fuel pump and it quit again
when on hill,hard starting,had to crank engine a lot longer.engine became harder to start as time went on. replaced fuel pump and filter.Problem solved
Truck began not starting fairly frequently but would crank up. Battery and alternator were replaced and it has solved the problem.
sporatic sputtering, lack of power, happens mostly after the engine is warm. Diagnosed initially as short in the wire to the fuel pump. 2-1/2 days of diagnosis, and finally, the fuel pump filter unit needs to be replaced $1000. The unit itself is the expensive part and the mechanic is only charging me for 1 hour of diagnosis time.
Truck would go about 15 to 20 miles then suddenly just stop running. At first thought was overheating problem, so replaced radiator, thermostat, some hoses. Also did tune up - new plugs, wires, distributer cap, pcv valuve, fuel filter, coil, etc. Ran ok for about 3 months then dead on side of road again. Towed to shop - replaced fuel pump. Now ok but can't run ac or it seizes up again. Now told need to replace idler pulley tensioner, bearing & belt!
Truck starts but shut offs quick