My 2004 1500 Z71 when on the highway or doing over 40 will start to stutter then come out of it. Does the feul filter need to be changed and can it.

Asked by Dec 17, 2014 at 11:31 AM about the 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Ext Cab Short Bed 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I would start by changing the fuel filter and go from there.

4,245

when was the last time you had your car tuned up? spark plugs, wires, air filter, pcv valve etc.

5,095

Changing the fuel filter sounds good, then checking fuel pump pressure. Could be weakened fuel pump having troubel keeping up with fuel flow at higher speed

17,715

Well at 45 the torque converter clutch locks up. If it is starting to go out every time it tries to engage it will shudder for a little till it stops. A fuel issue should be more noticeable at idle of on takeoff during harder throttle and rpm

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