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Thread: Won't idle?
12-15-2008, 01:19 PM #1
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- Aug 2006
- wv, usa
Help me please?
I have a 2002 Silverado Ex. Cab Z 71 with 19,200 miles on it. Obviously, I don't drive it a lot.
Saturday, I started the truck in my garage and put it in gear. The engine started and immediately quit.
I started it several times and it would start right up, but would not idle, either in gear or in neutral.
If I accellerated, it would run and drive, but it would die if I took my foot off the gas.
Also, I noticed that when I filled it up with gas, the mpg had deteriorated from 15-17 to 12-13.
While trying to determine where to go to get this checked, I decided to replace the fuel filter, even though the current filter had been put on 3000 miles ago.
Surprise! I started the truck to get it outside to work on it and the thing ran fine.
I went ahead and changed the fuel filter, but I am worried that this will happen again.
Has this happened to anyone else? Any insight into this problem would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
12-15-2008, 06:26 PM #2
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- Dec 2008
- Killleen Tx
Hey man, Well I'm glad it worked for you. Heres my theory. Ok, I had a chevy pickup, I built the 350, and only used the truck for weekends. Well once I got married, the truck sat for quite a while. And with such low miles on your truck, maybe this is the same situation; you let it sit for a while. I'm a junior mechanic, but I have seen several occasions to where when a vechicle sits for a period of time, first the fuel filter might gunk up, and eventually the fuel pump going out. I advise tryin to get in it and take it around the block at least once or twice a week. Hope this helps buddy. Mike
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