my 97 suburban won't start

Asked by May 10, 2017 at 07:11 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Suburban C1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

as I pulled up to a red light, the engine died.  I have never had a problem of any kind with this vehicle.  I tried a quick, simple method of checking the fuel pump after not hearing it run, I poured a little gas into the throttle body and it started right up, it died as soon as the gas ran out.  I have a nearly full tank of fresh gas, changed the fuel pump, filter, and relay but it will not start.  I am also having the same problem in my other 97 suburban!   I have helped a lot of people  with a multitude of car problems but my own really has me stumped, please help.

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So did you get the new fuel pump to run? Prime up when you turn the key to the on position? If so, it may be the spider injection leaking. This could be checked by doing a fuel bleed down test. Fuel pressure should be 56 to 63 lbs just for your information.

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