1997 Chevy Silverado fuel pump problems

Tiny
TEAKS
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
About 2 years ago I started having problems with my truck starting. It was taking longer and longer and eventually one day it just wouldn't start. I had it towed and was told it was the fuel pump. I paid about $700 and was told the pump and sender were replaced. Now, its starting to do the exact same thing again. It's funny, it will start right up if its within an hour or so of me driving it, but the longer it sits the longer it takes to start. AND it will only start if I try it in short bursts about 5 to 10 seconds apart. What do you think? Was I ripped off? Surely a fuel pump should last more than 2 years.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 AT 10:58 AM

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Tiny
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I need you to check fuel pump pressure and pay special attention to the pressure drop off when the key is shut. Here is a how to:

https://www.2carpros.com/dia/test_fuel_pressure.htm

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Thursday, May 28th, 2009 AT 7:41 AM

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