my 97 suburban won't start

Asked by May 10, 2017 at 07:11 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Suburban C1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

as I pulled up to a red light, the engine died.  I have never had a problem of any kind with this vehicle.  I tried a quick, simple method of checking the fuel pump after not hearing it run, I poured a little gas into the throttle body and it started right up, it died as soon as the gas ran out.  I have a nearly full tank of fresh gas, changed the fuel pump, filter, and relay but it will not start.  I am also having the same problem in my other 97 suburban!   I have helped a lot of people  with a multitude of car problems but my own really has me stumped, please help.

1 Answer

79,015

So did you get the new fuel pump to run? Prime up when you turn the key to the on position? If so, it may be the spider injection leaking. This could be checked by doing a fuel bleed down test. Fuel pressure should be 56 to 63 lbs just for your information.

Your Answer

Chevrolet Suburban Experts

  • #1
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    1,100
  • #2
    Neal Turner
    Reputation
    1,020
  • #3
    Eric Fritz
    Reputation
    1,010
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Tahoe
822 Great Deals out of 40,005 listings starting at $1,700
Used GMC Yukon
487 Great Deals out of 19,440 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Expedition
484 Great Deals out of 20,187 listings starting at $2,388
Used Ford F-150
3,046 Great Deals out of 230,459 listings starting at $1,300
Used Lincoln Navigator
97 Great Deals out of 3,623 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Durango
267 Great Deals out of 24,890 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
1,112 Great Deals out of 68,287 listings starting at $1,200
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,120 Great Deals out of 61,759 listings starting at $1,295

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 7,468 listings starting at $41,100
2017 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
142 Great Deals out of 5,158 listings starting at $35,899
2016 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 1,363 listings starting at $31,000
2015 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 1,865 listings starting at $21,950
2014 Chevrolet Suburban For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 567 listings starting at $13,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.