Why wont my 1997 GMC Sonoma start.

50

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.

8 Answers

65,565

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

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
50

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

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
65,565

Is the check engine light on?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
50

Hi no the check engine light is not on

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
67,285

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

50

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

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
65,565

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

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
67,285

Yes, definitely. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Sonoma

Looking for a Used Sonoma in your area?

CarGurus has 453 nationwide Sonoma listings starting at $2,798.

ZIP:

Search GMC Sonoma Questions

GMC Sonoma Experts

#1 parkle
parkle
Reputation 670
#2 Mike Bonnell
Mike Bonnell
Reputation 460
#3 James Mayfield
James Mayfield
Reputation 320
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet S-10
5 Great Deals out of 1,310 listings starting at $2,695
Used Ford Ranger
176 Great Deals out of 5,676 listings starting at $950
Used Ford F-150
2,058 Great Deals out of 207,340 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Tacoma
473 Great Deals out of 41,591 listings starting at $1,995
Used GMC Sierra 1500
760 Great Deals out of 69,126 listings starting at $1,850
Used Nissan Frontier
292 Great Deals out of 23,780 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Dakota
137 Great Deals out of 3,796 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Ram 1500
411 Great Deals out of 10,833 listings starting at $1,400
Used GMC Jimmy
274 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2003 GMC Sonoma For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 113 listings starting at $2,798
2002 GMC Sonoma For Sale
90 listings starting at $3,495
2001 GMC Sonoma For Sale
56 listings starting at $3,100
2000 GMC Sonoma For Sale
62 listings starting at $3,965
1999 GMC Sonoma For Sale
26 listings starting at $3,325

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.