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.

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

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Tiny
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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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