Help.. I have a 2007 Silverado. When I'm driving it feels like it looses power and sometimes just shuts off. Other day it just shut off while driving on the freeway. What could it be??

Asked by Aug 19, 2013 at 09:16 PM about the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck 2WD

Question type: Car Customization

Also today it shut off and wouldn't
start and I noticed the oil gage wasnt
working. Had someone hook up a
scanner and now it's running and oil
gage is working. Checked fuel
presser and it's fine.

2 Answers

233,065

Since the oil gauge is acting up, how is your oil level? I suspect it might be low, or you have some other elextrical issue going on.

13,145

Your oil gauge will not show pressure when the engine is not running or you are cranking it. (It will rise as you crank but not normal operating range.) If you have fuel flow to your injectors, you could eliminate that, but it needs to be checked when the vehicle will not start to eliminate a blocked filter or junk in the pick-up line in the tank. When the truck will not run or start, do you have spark at the plugs? Intermittent problems are the hardest to diagnose. If you want your truck to run right, drive it into a garage to show them the problem. If I was working on it, I'd first make sure you have spark to the plugs, have unrestricted fuel flow, check the computer error signals to see what it would tell me, then if all are working, start with the electronics. Make sure all the connections are secure, clean and sound. The computer boards then need to be checked. If and when they get hot, they expand and a small crack may disconnect a vital function on the boards. Start with the basic stuff, then work into the expensive parts, which is almost always where the issues are.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 2,140
#2 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 1,800
#3 Silverado_owner_2006
Silverado_owner_2006
Reputation 1,610
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
804 Great Deals out of 67,044 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford F-150
2,261 Great Deals out of 209,447 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Ram 1500
453 Great Deals out of 11,387 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
308 Great Deals out of 27,045 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Tundra
492 Great Deals out of 34,174 listings starting at $3,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
519 Great Deals out of 39,893 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
583 Great Deals out of 27,619 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado
224 Great Deals out of 23,589 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
338 Great Deals out of 47,710 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
12 Great Deals out of 270 listings starting at $3,950
Used Ford Mustang
396 Great Deals out of 47,365 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Charger
291 Great Deals out of 27,423 listings starting at $2,250

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 116,248 listings starting at $20,542
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
131 Great Deals out of 6,047 listings starting at $20,499
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
181 Great Deals out of 7,270 listings starting at $15,888
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
279 Great Deals out of 10,432 listings starting at $9,988
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
153 Great Deals out of 5,112 listings starting at $7,650