97 Suburban No Start

Asked by Oct 19, 2016 at 06:51 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Suburban K2500 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 97 Suburban with the 5.7L Vortec.
Drove it a while and one day after coming
out of the gas station (didn't buy fuel) it
wouldn't start. I had it towed home and
replaced the fuel pump (big pain in the
butt). She started right ip after that, I
couldn't get the fuel filter off when I
replaced the pump and needed te truck for
work so I figured I'd get that the bext
weekend. Truck drove fine for 5 days then
it died and wouldn't restart. Had it towed
home and let ot sit for a few months. Today
I cut the old fuel filter off and put an new
one in but still no start. I pressed in the
schraeder valve and discovered air in the
lines so I went back and forth bleeding air
at thr valve and running the pump until I
had only fuel coming out. Tried starting it
but still nothing. I poured some fuel into
the throttle body intake and she started
right up but died as soon as the fuel I
poured in burned off. Fuel pump relay is
good, ECM fuses are good. The fuel at the
schraeder valve isn't spraying out like a
hose but it does come out, kinda like a
backed up sink gurgling out water. Did the
bew fuel pump go bad trying to force fuel
through a clogged filter or should I be
looking elsewhere?

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