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GMC Savana 1500 LS: 1997 gmc savana 5.7 no start. Changed fuel

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1997 gmc savana 5.7 no start. Changed fuel filter. Can hear fuel pump running. Cranks but no start. No codes...
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: GMC
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry for the long waitwill the van somewhat run on starting fluid or carb cleaner if either is sprayed down the throttle body butterfly ?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes started with carb cleaner and will stays running. Starts right up again. What do you think may have been causing the no start.
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.
if the engine will run on carb cleaner then we know this is a fuel issuethe odds are the fuel pump is badwith a gauge connected to the test port drivers side rear of engine next to the distributor on the fuel line is the test portthe fuel pressure should be 60 to 66 PSI key ON engine OFF the odds are it will be under that PSIif it is the fuel pump is bad and will need to be replaced to correct this issue
Expert:  Gary replied 2 years ago.
the fuel tank will need to removed to replace the fuel pump