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Chevy starting problem..

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TriplePLandscaping, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. TriplePLandscaping

    TriplePLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    I have a chevy 2500hd 02 with about 55000 miles on it. Since last week I have been having a problem starting it. It cranks over but just doesnt start. I only have problems with it when the engine is warm. I smell a tad bit of gas when it finally starts.Did anyone else have this problem. What do you guys think the problem is.

  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    I think the gas that you may be smelling is because it is probably fludded from trying to turn it over. It could be a number of things. How does it run when you get it going? Sounds like maybe a bad battery or a fuel pump starting to go. I can't recall for sure, but it seems like a tune-up may even help a bit. Check your plugs to see if they are due for replacement.
  3. ken6224

    ken6224 LawnSite Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 43

    Check the hose to the mas sensor , if it has a small hole in it it will be hard to start and will run poorly. If there is no hole ,when it does it , tap the mas lightly with some thing , if it starts fine replace it .
  4. easton

    easton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Electronic fuel pump.
  5. Proscapez LLC

    Proscapez LLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I had that same issue with mine last year, I had to step on the pedal while cranking to start it.
    First thing you should do is put a fuel pressure gauge on it and see what you get.
    I think it has to have 55-60 psi to start.
    after cranking see if it starts to bleed down.
  6. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 752

    This could be caused by several things. Since no one is there to see and look, I would have it looked at by a pro. A thorough scan of the systems would be in order. As well as checking the basics. If its doing it on a regular basis, a properly trained tech should be able to pin point the problem.
    I hate to see someone just start throwing parts at something to fix it.
  7. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    I had a customer last week had the same problem. It was the fuel pump but have it checked out.
  8. ribit

    ribit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I had a Chevy once. I swear it tried to put me out of business. Never again!!
  9. green814

    green814 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    Not sure if you have the truck fixed, but if not it sounds like a fuel pressure regulator. It is located on the drivers side along the fuel rail. There is a vacuum hose that comes out the top. Pull the hose off & if it has any gas in it, replace the f.p. regulator. Hope this helps.
  10. TriplePLandscaping

    TriplePLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    nope not fixed yet. I have not time. Im just waiting till it breaks down while im on my route. damn that would suck. Ya i will defintly check out what u guys told me. Thank you all for your great help....

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