After sitting I go to turn my key wait for the fuel pump to push fuel into the throttle body. My truck has a tendency of being a hard start

Asked by Apr 18, 2017 at 06:14 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Ext Cab Long Bed 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2000 5.3 Silverado has an issue of being a hard
start I replace the fuel pump but have not yet
replaced the fuel filter I turn the key and it cranks
over almost like it's not allowing the fuel to shoot
all the way up into the motor I could Pump It 2 or 3
times to get fuel up there but I know it is not
supposed to do that it should be when you turn the
key it should shoot enough you up to start it. I
replace the fuel relay and the fuel pump wondering
if my fuel filter could cause the issue

2 Answers

Oh yeah once I get driving it it runs absolutely fantastic it idles fantastic at stop lights only when I have to start it after I turn the ignition off

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Your fuel pump may be starting to get weak, fuel pressure should be checked. If you start getting under the rated fuel pump pressure, then it causes a hard starting condition, and if let go it will eventually not start at all. First start by changing the fuel filter out, may be a plugged fuel filter. If the problem persist, then the fuel pressure should be checked.

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