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

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: 120,502 (20,100–200,467)
Engines affected: 4.3L V6, 5.0L V8, 5.7L V8, Gasoline
8 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
19 people reported this problem
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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.
It has left me standed a couple of times.
Bad fuel pump
Gas was low. Engine was bucking at 80 mph. Replaced fuel filter as preventative maintenance.
It just keep spending over and over but will not start I have sprayed starter fluid inside but it just spin
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
i have gone through several different fuel pumps none seem to last very long .replaced all parts still same problem. no fix yet