Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Problems

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

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Average mileage: 134,899 (10,000–213,000)
Engines affected: 4.3L V6, 4.8L V8, 5.2L V8, 5.3L V8
9 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2013
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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.
engine runs for about 10 miles then dies. wont restart for about 3 to 6 hours later. replaced fuel pump and still have the same problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2001 Silverado 1500 the gas gauge flips all around says E mostly. The fuel pump seems to work but the truck shuts off with full power happens any where Highway or just stop.
WELL MAINTAINED VEHICLE. Multiple fuel pumps have failed and replaced. Replaced in tank filter each time. External filter changed at prescribed intervals. Intermittent "No Start" issue. (The starter kicks in and the engine turns over, but doesn't fire) Never used cheap gas or bought gas at "questionable" gas stations. Checked Fuel Pump relay and it was good. Also verified voltage to relay socket under hood.
My truck was sputtering after I filled up the tank with my slip tank plumbed in. It would jump in revs and then die out. Had to restart it over and over about 14 times in 12km.Thought it was a gunked up throttle body but it was clean when the first mechanic looked at it. The only code that came up was low idle speed. He said when he tested the fuel sensor it read 0% methanol. He reset it and it worked fine for the first 140km.(125.00 bill) Then it died out driving on the highway. So after a $250 tow truck ride and 2 hours at another shop, they figured out it was the fuel pump control module. ($470.00 bill) So today was an expensive day considering I also lost out on a $2000.00 work day. 202000 km on truck when this happened.
Fuel pump went out....just quit on the side of the road, no warning....$700.00 to replace....
Fuel pump died on the highway of my 2002 silverado right in front of a Chevy dealer...$1000 later I had a new pump.
that was at 148,000 miles. Now at 263,000 miles the pump is screaming and if the fuel gets below 1/8 tank the pump overheats and shuts down. getting replaced tonight. Average life, 131,000 miles. I will assume 2nd one lasted fewer miles due to more junk in an older tank, corroded fuel lines / injectors causing back pressure, and parts getting cheaper...
truck will turns over put would start have put new fuel pump and fuel filter once it has started it will start every time after till the next day
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.
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.
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