2000 Silverado 1500 - Starts but won't idle (with video link)

Asked by Oct 10, 2015 at 08:26 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Ext Cab Short Bed 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi Guys,

I'm new here and hope someone might have an answer or a direction for me to look towards. I'm going to try and give as much detail as I can here.

Problem:
Without Gas Pedal Pressed - Truck turns over, starts up, and dies (no idle)
With Gas Pedal Pressed - Truck turns over, starts up, and runs (will not idle without fuel)

Here is a link to a video I took with my phone to show my brother (I wondered if he had any idea at the time)
https://app.box.com/s/8hxq9iwiml1cg04ysjg2tm2mcxwd849i

What I was doing before issue occurred:
Truck ran great and then I:
-- Project 1  (replace windshield fluid pump) --
1) Disconnected Battery
2) Disconnected Front Drivers Side Headlight unit
3) Removed Windshield Fluid Pump from reservoir
4) Disconnected pump wiring
5) Connected new pump to wiring
6) Reinstalled pump into reservior

-- Project 2   (replace side mirror switch inside drivers side panel)
1) Removed interior unit from door
2) Removed old mirror switch
3) Inserted new mirror switch
4) Replaced interior unit into door

Finally:
1) Reconnected Battery
  - here is where it might have caused issue with something -
2) Ignition key was left in ACC on accident
3) When reconnecting battery the electrical would come on and off as I was trying to screw in the terminals
4) tightened terminals and tested truck which would not idle afterwards.

Side notes: mirror switch now moves side mirrors left and right, lights come on, door dings, everything appears to work.

I have looked at fuses in the panel and don't see any blown fuses.

Anybody know what I can do to fix it?
Thank you in advance for looking at my problem.

1 Answer

--- UPDATE --- I had disconnected the battery and walked away for an hour. Came back and reconnected the battery. It wouldn't even turn over so I checked the batter level. It was only at 20%. I charged it up and now the truck starts and runs fine again. No idle problem. I will check the battery level again in the morning to see if the battery drains any overnight.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 1,830
#2 Silverado_owner_2006
Silverado_owner_2006
Reputation 1,550
#3 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 1,510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
938 Great Deals out of 62,274 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford F-150
2,700 Great Deals out of 212,349 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 1500
531 Great Deals out of 12,827 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
326 Great Deals out of 25,711 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tundra
582 Great Deals out of 30,721 listings starting at $2,637
Used Toyota Tacoma
614 Great Deals out of 35,124 listings starting at $2,155
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
775 Great Deals out of 28,451 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
279 Great Deals out of 38,301 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
395 Great Deals out of 45,079 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
18 Great Deals out of 297 listings starting at $3,950
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
10 Great Deals out of 317 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang
363 Great Deals out of 44,490 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 95,466 listings starting at $16,928
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
249 Great Deals out of 8,006 listings starting at $16,375
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
240 Great Deals out of 7,129 listings starting at $15,977
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
402 Great Deals out of 10,942 listings starting at $6,990
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
226 Great Deals out of 5,931 listings starting at $8,495