starting

115

Asked by May 19, 2010 at 12:43 AM about the 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

why does it usualy take 2 or 3  times to get my 2004 avalanche to start sometime it will start first try.  im thinkin maby fuel pump it has 164,000miles

11 Answers

15

have you ever ran injector cleaner in it? fuel pump goes out your not starting or driving!!!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
15

You know there are many recalls for that year avalanche.. Even a fuel system, gasoline recall. So you should check and see if that effected you. Just a thght.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
625

I experience this with my Jeep Cherokee. I have determined that the anti0drain back system has failed and the lines are empty. The fuel pump has to purge air before the fuel reaches the engine. It has been our practice to just turn on the key and count to 5. Then engage the starter. Works great and way cheaper then the repair!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
115

Yea we have ran several bottles thru it

115

You can shut it off and try and start it back up and it will still take 2 or 3 times. And some times when it starts it runs rough for maby 2 to 3 seconds then every things fine and as long as it's running it never acts like it has a lack of fuel

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
10,485

Great advise.. This is what I was going to suggest as my primary guess as to the problem..

115

this problem was fixed by replacing the fuel pump. the old one wasnt holdin pressure. now theres a noticable diffrence in preformance

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
4,745

as i thought , it'll be a fuel pump issue.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
4,745

get the fuel pressure pump changed on ur avalanche. http://chevroletavalanche.net/

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
10

I put a new Delphi fuel pump ($267 at local part store) and new fuel filter on and my Avalanche still takes 4 or 5 sec to start every other time..so its not the fuel pump or filter!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

My 2002 Avalanche does this too but the fuel guage needle drops to empty, the idiot light says no fuel, then after about 5 seconds there's a whirring noise from the dash area, everything returns to normal, & it starts fine.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Avalanche

Looking for a Used Avalanche in your area?

CarGurus has 4,943 nationwide Avalanche listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Avalanche Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    300
  • #2
    David Scott
    Reputation
    170
  • #3
    Oscar Leon
    Reputation
    150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,130 Great Deals out of 167,340 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,318 Great Deals out of 183,061 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
654 Great Deals out of 39,509 listings starting at $1,000
Used Cadillac Escalade EXT
31 Great Deals out of 651 listings starting at $4,499
Used GMC Sierra 1500
899 Great Deals out of 65,452 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Ram 1500
369 Great Deals out of 10,941 listings starting at $1,500
Used Cadillac Escalade
208 Great Deals out of 11,135 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Tundra
464 Great Deals out of 32,298 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Colorado
278 Great Deals out of 31,497 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Suburban
346 Great Deals out of 21,843 listings starting at $1,999
Used GMC Yukon
406 Great Deals out of 21,405 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Tacoma
622 Great Deals out of 42,906 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
311 Great Deals out of 29,149 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2013 Chevrolet Avalanche For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 436 listings starting at $16,860
2012 Chevrolet Avalanche For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 238 listings starting at $11,995
2011 Chevrolet Avalanche For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 411 listings starting at $11,900
2010 Chevrolet Avalanche For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 271 listings starting at $10,995
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 330 listings starting at $8,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.