2000 1500 starts but dies imediatley. let it set for 15 minutes and it starts. might go a year before it happens again

Asked by May 28, 2014 at 09:34 PM about the Chevrolet C/K 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

starts but dies  let it set for 15 minutes and it will start. might go a year before it happens again.

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9,525

If it only happens at once a year,could just be picking up a little trash in the pump at that point.Run some gas treatment threw it.

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thanks. drivers manual says its flooded ,to press pedal to floor and start. that's never worked. cant remember but think security light came on. its happened about 6 times in the last 5 years and its always the same. talked to service manager at auto nation and he had no idea. I think security system is locking out the fuel pump . when I fill with gas the gauge goes to low fuel and get a low fuel light till I drive a bit then it is ok. don't know if its the same problem??

9,525

I don,t think it is a security issue,it would happen more often than is doe,s.

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9,525

But i would think if your fuel sending unit is reading like you say,maybe time to check your pump,its in there with it. : )No rush to do it if it happens once a year,but if it starts happening more often i would check it. Good luck with it

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thanks for the help

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