Motor cranks but won't fire after starter was replaced. 5.3 liter

Asked by Jan 12, 2017 at 12:06 AM about the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5.3 liter replaced battery truck started for a few
days after I bought it. Stopped starting and banged
on the starter it turned over and drove it to my work
to pull the starter. Disconnected battery took
starter out took it to orielys got a new starter.
Installed it and now it will only crank no fire. Pulled
a plug and they are dry. Have not tested anything
else because I am not sure what to test and what I
need for tools to test anything. Was I sold the
wrong starter. I tried to get my money back and
core but they would t do it and instead tried to tell
me I had bad connections or possibly needed
shims? Not sure why they would sell me a starter
that would need shims but that doesn't seem to be
the case because it cranks really good. I also
pushed valve that looks like a valve stem and gas
is shooting out. Help please and thank you

1 Answer


If the spark plugs are dry it may not be getting gas. Try spraying some starting fluid down the throttle body. It should run a few seconds on the starting fluid. If so, it's definitely a fuel problem. Check your fuel pressure and if that's good see that you're getting a trigger signal at the injectors using a noid light. HTH. - Jim

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