Why wont my 1997 GMC Sonoma start.

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Asked by Jun 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM about the 1997 GMC Sonoma 2 Dr SLS Sport 4WD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi my 1997 GMC sonoma has been giving me problems. I was driving one day and then the engine shut off completely. The battery however was working fine and all lights were turning on. I got it towed home and used some Carb spray and it started so I assumed it was the fuel pump however the next day I decided to test it to see if it turned on and it did. I was able to drive it a few miles and it worked fine. Later that day the same thing happened it wouldn't start. I wanted to know what might be wrong with my truck and how I can get it fixed. Thank you for taking the time to read this about my problem I am having.

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70,285

Yes,you are on the right track,check fuel filter,s and change your fuel pump,fuel pump,s are funny win they go bad,work when cool then get hot and stop,change fuel pump

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Sorry I forgot to mention that when it first went out the battery and check gage light came on, but they both are working

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70,285

Is the check engine light on?

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Hi no the check engine light is not on

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72,485

I agree with TST. Change your fuel pump. Sometimes fuel pumps just quit and other times it's a slow death. Because it would run on the carb spray tells us it's a fuel problem. HTH. -Jim

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It will turn on once a day without the carb sprayer could it still be fuel pump

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70,285

Yes,from what you posted,i think that,s your problem.

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72,485

Yes, definitely. -Jim

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