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

Chevrolet Express 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 4.3L V6, 5.0L V8, 5.7L V8, Gasoline

Average Mileage: 135,502 mi (20,100 mi - 200,467 mi)


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.

  •  Rookie

    It has left me standed a couple of times.

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  • Visitor, , 5.7L V8, 200,467 mi

    It just keep spending over and over but will not start I have sprayed starter fluid inside but it just spin

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  •  Rookie

    It would bog down and look power then pick up slowly . It wouldn't start half the time the gas indicator would say there was gas when there wasn't. Replaced the fuel pup. Recommend only new pump

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  • Visitor, , 5.7L V8, 150,000 mi

    i have gone through several different fuel pumps none seem to last very long .replaced all parts still same problem. no fix yet

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  •  Rookie

    Had the fuel pump replaced 3 years and 30,000 miles ago and was just sitting in traffic idling and the fuel pump went out again. It cost me $955 including the fuel filter replacement. One mechanic said running low on gas makes the in-tank fuel pump heat up and another said that running the tank low causes settlement to clog filter. I have gone the whole life of several vehicles without replacing the fuel pump (mechanical in old vehicles) ands this is getting ridiculous.

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