I have a 1997 Chevrolet 4x4 silverado will crank but will not start. Was running and just died and will not start back. Acts like it's out of time but it's not, any suggestions

Asked by May 06, 2016 at 08:30 PM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1997 4x4 Chevrolet Silverado that just quit on me while I was driving.
It will crank but it will not start. It acts like it is out of time but I have already
checked that and it isn't, any suggestions?

15 Answers

580

Well there's 3 things that starts a motor! you gotta have 1.Spark, 2. Fuel, 3. Power. When you turn your key to start it up what does it do? Check to see if your Fuel Pump is kicking on!

It cranks and the motor gets tight like it's in the timing

The fuel pump is kicking on

51,575

Just need to check for spark, and to see if there is fuel pressure. Fuel pressure should be 56 to 63 lbs. at the Schrader valve.

580

Check to see if your Plugs are getting Fire!

What will the truck do if the crankshaft sensor is bad?

51,575

Not start.

Okay will it just suddenly die and not start back?

51,575

You could have it scanned to see if there are any codes. First you need to know if there is spark and fuel pressure.

51,575

Sounds like you are not getting spark.

There is spark and fuel pressure

51,575

What is the fuel pressure? And then have it scanned for codes.

Will it just suddenly die and not start back if it's the crankshaft sensor?

580

I Agree with Rowefast, Scan for codes. Write them down that way its much easier to trouble shoot your problem!

Okay thank you!

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