my 2002 chevy silverado 1500 v6 has stalled since the last snow..got stuck..fuel light came on in process truck died. ive put gas%2Cnew fuelpump%2Cbattery%2Cstarter altrnator tests good%2Cfluids oilchange yet it tries to turnover but drains battery in 1st attempt or firing..it tries but no luck

Asked by Mar 16, 2013 at 05:02 PM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Turn the ignition to the run position but don't try to start it. You should hear the fuel pump run for about 3 seconds then shut off. You may need a helper to turn the ignition switch while you listen outside the truck. Remove the gas cap & put your ear near the filler hole. If the fuel pump is not coming on like I described check your fuses. If the fuses are good, check the fuel pump relay. My guess is you burned out the first fuel pump & the fuse blew in the process. Or if the battery was not disconnected when the fuel pump was changed the fuse may have blown during the repair. One other possibility is you were unlucky and got a defective fuel pump from the parts store. It happens sometimes. HTH. -Jim

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sometimes when you run your tank completely dry you can suck trash through the pump and clog the fuel filter.

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