FUEL PROBLEMS

1987 GMC Sierra

Tiny

BU113TZ

December, 13, 2009 AT 9:50 AM

Electrical problem
1987 GMC Sierra V8 Four Wheel Drive Manual 175000 miles

I cant get my truck running. Ive replaced the Fuel Filter, Fuel pump relay, Fuel selector valve, Oil pressure switch, Fuel tank Switch, MAP sensor. What should I do next

10 Answers

Tiny

rasmataz

December, 13, 2009 AT 12:20 PM

I cant get my truck running.

When you turn key to run do you hear the fuel pump? If so check the fuel pressure with a gauge if its within specs and also for an injection pulses.

Tiny

BU113TZ

December, 14, 2009 AT 2:44 PM

When I turn the key on I cant hear the pump come on but it has a fuel tank switch on the dash and you have to depress it full when switching tanks. And if I hold the switch down then turn the key on I can hear it prime but as soon as I release it the truck stops getting fuel

Tiny

rasmataz

December, 14, 2009 AT 2:47 PM

Test the transfer switch

Tiny

BU113TZ

December, 16, 2009 AT 10:33 AM

What is the transfer switch and how do you test it

Tiny

rasmataz

December, 16, 2009 AT 10:44 AM

Fuel tank switch same as the transfer switch-check and test the fuel pump relay. When you trun ket to run you should be able to hear the fuel pump come on for 2secs-its not happening

Tiny

BU113TZ

December, 16, 2009 AT 6:17 PM

I can only hear it come on for a couple seconds when I hold the switch down and turn the key on but if im not holding it down it doesnt come on at all do you think both the fuel pumps are bad?

Tiny

rasmataz

December, 16, 2009 AT 9:35 PM

You need to determine which pump is coming on and its fuel pressure if its within specs

Tiny

BU113TZ

December, 19, 2009 AT 1:04 AM

If I hold the switch on either side I can hear them come on but if I turn the key on without holding the switch down they dont come on at all I dont know if I have the switch wired up wrong or what

Tiny

rasmataz

December, 19, 2009 AT 3:10 AM

Open up the switch and tell me how many wires are going to the switch

Tiny

BU113TZ

December, 19, 2009 AT 7:17 AM

There are 4 wires going to the switch I have a test light and only 1 of the wires is hot and its only hot for a few seconds when I turn the key on. None of the other 3 wires ever make the test light come on I think there is 1 black wire, 1 red with white stripe, 1 solid red, and 1 grey wire, And the one wire that is hot for a few seconds is the red with white stripe.

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