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    Default truck will not run

    I have a 97 chevy k1500 5.7L 350
    im getting spark and fuel with no issues but it will not run i spray starter fluid in and it cranks over till all the starter fluid is gone then dies on me i need help
    i already replaced the fuel filter

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    If it runs with starter fluid, you are not getting fuel.

    Fuel pump relay, or the pump (can you hear the pump operate?)


    Edit: or, no fuel in tank.
    Ray

    '09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
    '05 Envoy XL (sold)

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    yes its getting fuel to the fuel rail and its comes out the injecters i can smell it from the exhaust
    but will not run could it be that im not getting enouch psi?

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    could it be that im not getting enouch psi?
    I'm not sure it is fair to say "it is for sure getting fuel" until you've checked the fuel pressure. If you haven't yet put a fuel pressure gauge on it, then that is the next step.
    '98 K1500 Suburban LS 5.7 L 4L60E NV246 ARB
    '92 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 4.0 L A4LD BW13-54 Trac-loc rear
    "My toys were the greasy cogs and springs and pistons that lay around all over the place, and these, I can promise you, were far more fun to play with than most of the plastic rubbish children are given nowadays." Danny in Roald Dahl's Danny The Champion of the World

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    the psi should be around 60 correct

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    published spec is 60-66 psi. When I had trouble with mine a few months ago, 45-50 appeared to be near the minimum needed to start.
    '98 K1500 Suburban LS 5.7 L 4L60E NV246 ARB
    '92 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 4.0 L A4LD BW13-54 Trac-loc rear
    "My toys were the greasy cogs and springs and pistons that lay around all over the place, and these, I can promise you, were far more fun to play with than most of the plastic rubbish children are given nowadays." Danny in Roald Dahl's Danny The Champion of the World

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