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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air Conditioning systems
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2001 Chevy tahoe won't stay running. It will start and then

Customer Question

2001 Chevy tahoe won't stay running. It will start and then dies.
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Battery replaced today, headlights work
JA: What is the model of your '01 Chevy?
Customer: Tahoe 5.3l
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, tested fuel pressure its around 6-10 psi, replaced fuel filter, blew compressed air into ignition slot
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It's jerks really bad for the second it runs
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Chad ,Welcome To JustAnswer, I'm reviewing your question and I will be be posting a replay ASAP

have you checked fuel ?

have you checked spark ?

you need fuel and spark to run what are you losing when it is dying ?

is there a red security light flashing or steady on , on the dash while you trying to start it .

Please let me know

Thank You
Chad Farhat
ASE Certfied Technician

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have checked the fuel pressure at the rail, 6-10 psi. Removed and replaced the fuel filter, it sprays fuel with the filter disconnected. The security light does nothing when turning the key.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 year ago.

you are way low on fuel pressure the specs are 55 -62 psi at key on engine off ? You have 6 - 10 psi , fuel pressure to stay to stay running

Change the fuel pump


Please let me know if you need anything else on this issue

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Chad Farhat
ASE Certified Technician