WHY DOES MY 1995 CHEVY TRUCK'S 350 DIE IF IT GOES BELOW 2500 RPM?

  • Tiny
  • dolphaneerf
  • 1995 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 215,000 miles

My 1995 Chevy 1500 4x4 350 automatic will not start unless I pump the gas pedal. If I get it to start, I have to keep my foot on the gas enough to keep 2500+ rpms. If it goes below 2500 rpms the engine shuts down. While it is running it sounds fine, but quits as soon as I release the gas pedal. Even if I do it very slowly. My initial thought is the fuel pump, but wouldn't the truck not run at all if it was the fuel pump? I don't have the ability to read a fault code at my house and I can't drive it anywhere to have it done. I need an old fashioned answer. It did start this issue after I ran the gas tank empty.

Saturday, February 25th, 2012 AT 1:38 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

Check the idle air control valve, EGR valve and TPS sensor-to include a fuel pressure

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Saturday, February 25th, 2012 AT 1:51 AM

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