99 Silverado won't start

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
Truck went through a period of not starting and it was random. It also just quit while driving down the road. We replaced the fuel filter, fuel pump (twice), and had the coil and rotor replaced. The electric wire that attaches to the rotor looks damaged. Could that be causing the truck to quit while driving or not to start? Is this something we can replace? If so, where can we get the part and diagram to replace the wires.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 6:41 AM

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Tiny
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We need to back up a bit and decide which is the faulty path- spark, fuel or both?

Shoot some carb cleanerl into the throttle body and se if it start for a moment. IF yes, its at least fuel.

Then hook up a spark tester and crank it checking for spark. IF no spark or fuel, there is a powertrain management problem or just spark issue most likley.
Post your results, we can go from there.

Coil and rotor?

Cap and rotor maybe?

Post a pic of the dameaged wiring as well.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 7:42 AM
Tiny
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I started doing the suggestions, but found this was outside my abilities. I am taking the truck to a Chevy repair shop. I just hope the repairs don't cost more than the value of the truck.
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Thursday, October 11th, 2007 AT 5:01 AM
Tiny
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The wire was broken in the connecter. We reattached it and now truck runs as good as. Well, as good as an old truck.
LOL
Now that we found and fixed that connection, I am wondering if the fuel pump, the rotor, and coil were really a problem at all.
Life is experience!
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Friday, October 12th, 2007 AT 5:49 AM
Tiny
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This turned out to be an experience with a $800 price tag
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Friday, October 12th, 2007 AT 5:50 AM
Tiny
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Also, I didn't have to take it to a Chevy shop. A neighbor that has a mom and pop fix it shop helped me. ($12.00 for wire, old part, and connector)
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Friday, October 12th, 2007 AT 5:52 AM
Tiny
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Glad to hear that you back in shape. I assume the connector at the fuel pump? Fairly common on those, but it didn't matter until we knew what it was lacking.
Stick with the mom and pop shop, more apt to get better service and fairer pricing.
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Friday, October 12th, 2007 AT 6:09 AM

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