Silverado 1500 not starting

Asked by Jul 24, 2016 at 12:31 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reg Cab Long Bed 2WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado and yesterday   
I ran out of gas I didn't realize it because the
needle read that I had a quarter tank. So
once the truck stops I go and put some gas
in it. I try to start it and it cranks then
immediately goes back off. After putting on
more gas I try a few more times and
nothong. I think i tried to many times and ran
the battery down. While trying to crank I
didn't hear the fuel pump so I don't believe
it's that and there's no air in the line any
ideas? Please help.

1 Answer

69,555

Most likely the electric fuel pump has burned out. The fuel going through the pump cools and lubricates the motor. When it runs dry the pump often burns out. Try spraying some starting fluid down the throttle body. The engine should run a few seconds on the starting fluid. If it does and, as you said, you don't hear the fuel pump coming on. The fuel pump is definitely burned out. HTH. -Jim

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