Engine Performance problem
2001 Chevy Silverado V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic
I have a problem I hope someone can help me with. I have a 2001 Chevy Silverado, extended cab, with a 4.3liter V8. I have been the single owner of this truck and have had an intermittent problem with it starting during the winter. When the air temperature drops below exactly 32 degrees the truck will not start. Starter turns over and sounds good, but no matter what I do it will not start. I have tried everything but nothing I do will start it, and on most mornings the truck will have to sit out in the open until the air temperature rises above 32 degrees. It’s been to the dealer 4 or 5 times but they have never been able to resolve it, often it’s been a waste of time as the truck has to be running to bring it to them and they always leave it in the shop overnight, preventing it from getting cold enough for the problem to reoccur. This winter has been colder than normal and it has been a constant and almost daily problem. As a second problem, and I don’t know if this is related, the fuel gauge often fails to report the correct fuel level. Top the tank off and it shows empty until the level drops below ¾. Then it will also show empty when you stop at a traffic light, and remain there until you start moving again. I would bet it’s just a problem with the fuel tank float but wanted to bring it up because of the failure to start issue.
Any help would be appreciated.
have the same problem?
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 AT 9:33 AM