Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
WingDing2

Hard Starting Silverado

8 posts in this topic

2003 Chevy Silverado 1500 HD 6.0 Gas 95,000

My truck suddenly wont start easily I really have to grind it to getr to start. It has been trouble free most of it life.

I changed the fuel filter immediatly

I'm running some injector cleaner through it now

Runs good once it starts

No check engine light or messages on information center

I'm stumped

Bad Gas?

Condensation?

Help! Any ideas????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fuel pressure regulator? Try putting the key to the run position to let the fuel pump prime before starting. You should be able to hear it. Turn it off and try and prime it again. If you hear the pump again, you lost the pressure. Something to try anyway. I'm sure airjer or one of the other experts will have more suggestions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its probably more noticable after a 15 to 20 minute hot soak? I would guess that it also starts fine when its had time to fully cool down. If this is the case than jw is on the right track, GM fuel pressure regulators are notorious for leaking. It should be located on the drivers side of the fuel rail about in the middle. There will be a vacumm line on it. Remove the vacuum line and start the vehicle. let it run for about 30 seconds then shut it off. Wait for fuel to come out of the vacuum port of the regulator, if it does replace it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or, if you pull the vacuum line and there is ANY trace of gas showing the regulator is bad. But, by the sound of it, that is the problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep you guys are right on It is leaking through the diaphram. I am trying to replace it right now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Typically the lower screen and o ring will stay in the fuel rail when you remove the old regulator. Make sure you compare the old one and new one. If the new one has more pieces than the old pieces are still in the fuel rail. You can carefully remove these with a small screwdriver or pick. Coat the new o-rings with di-electric grease and the new regulator will pop right in with little effort. The metal retainer only fits one way so make a note of how the old one was on the rail before removing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks airjer I got it put in, and yes you were right as so as I popped the retainer ring it all came out in a blast of gas and the screen and O-ring were still in there and I had to pick them out. So it solved my problem. Thanks to all for the info. Had the truck since it was new and have never heard about the pressure regulator failing on the chevs?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Wrong as usual.  If I vote for Trump and it turns out he doesn't do what he says he's going to do then I will get what I deserve.  I know this concept is hard for you and others to understand.  Let's take the list of Supreme Court Justices he says he going to choose from and all of the sudden he starts nominating from left field.  I will get what I deserve.  You will be trying to keep the drool off your keyboard.  
    • Meter: continuity check on wires and fuse separate  If it was me, just for piece of mind (not knowing other peoples electrical hack jobs. Id fish new ones on the old ones, pull them through connect to new receptacle. Likely a hack splice in there or damage. 
    • Join the Ice Castle Owners group on Facebook, lots of good info on their.  It is a private group so have a picture of your Ice Castle in your profile pic, otherwise they won't approve you.
    • I don't play the lesser of two evil games, it's only a game played and understood by the older crowd. Should I explain to you how our votes don't really count? Why don't we get than fixed first.
    • ramsey resident huh!!!! I see. I work right off alpine drive!!!!!!!
    • So if you vote for Hillary, you will get what you deserve, and if you vote for Trump you will not get what you deserve. That's actually pretty much what we've been saying all along...
    • So a bit of history here, my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer last august.  She was suppose to have her half lung removed in Nov last year, opened her up and the tumor was much larger and spread in the lung that they could not do the surgery.  She did daily radiation and added a dose of chemo twice a week during the radiation time.  This started in Nov and ended in Jan.  She went in for follow up and for a pain in her back in March.  The cancer had spread to her spine, ribs, where the chemo port was placed in her upper chest.  Yesterday, ten minutes after dad and i left her room in hospice she passed away.   She did the immunotherapy to extend her life and make it less painful.(there is a tv commercial for this drug).  It does not treat just makes the cancer more manageable for the patient.   This was done twice and she decided it was not doing anything.   So with dealing with anything like this, ask questions, research as much as possible, even if family members do not want your input, as i can tell you that people will get PO'd at you, you will get PO'd at them, but ultimately the only thing everyone is wanting a smooth and stress free resolution to this.   I, being the, if you will "the outsider" looking in, waited for other FM who live closer than i do, and eventually i was told that "we" will handle this not you.  I was very upset but decided that i will help from behind the scene.  Do what you can for you and your family.  I am a believer that if mom would not have been opened up, she may still be here or may have not had the cancer spread to other organs as quickly.  My thoughts, not a doctor, did not sleep in Motel 6, just going from the experiences in the last year.  Good luck to you and your family.  Jeff
    • Juice, you're not even in the right ball park on this one.  You're talking about fixing an injury and muscle relaxers, Jbell and his family is dealing with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma which is slightly more serious and more complicated. I think you're going to have to admit this one is above your pay grade. You bring up valid points in that you can't always blindly trust a doctor.  You should take a proactive approach to your own medical care by asking a lot of questions, seeking 2nd opinions, and being informed.  However, there is a time and place to get up on your chiro soap box and I don't think this is one of them. In this case jbell's mother in law put her own life in jeopardy by not trusting the doctors.  Had she been more proactive and got informed versus just running away to the Witch Dr she could possibly have avoided a lot of additional pain and suffering and increased her odds at a successful outcome.    
    • I'm sure Obama is talking about Jill and I hate to say it but he would be right in that instance.  Any candidate that doesnt have an L behind his/her name Is terrible in your eyes.  If in 4 or 8 years Johnson does the Ric Flair flop again and happened to get the Republican nomination all those here supporting him would call him terrible.
    • Completely garbage. I've caught 6 sturgeon this season. My average by now is around 14 fish. Lots of skunk days before finally pinning one. I only know of a select few people that have done any good. I don't know why they're so hard to find this year. One day around the middle of the month I drove around for two solid hours until I finally marked a few fish that MIGHT have been sturgeon.    It's very frustrating to say the least. 
  • Our Sponsors