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Why does my GM Truck shut down while driving?

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Why does my GM Truck shut down while driving?

At a dead stop. It would crank over, but not start. Ran the battery dead trying to crank it. My dad came to help, charged the battery, and it started right up. It sounds wierd but this is what its doing.

Where to come when your 6.5L diesel will not start?

Where to come when your 6.5L Diesel will not start! “The PMD / FSD (Pump mounted driver) is by far the #1 cause of 6.5L no-starts (at least 90%). If your truck experienced random stalling like someone shut the key off before ultimately refusing to start again, the PMD is very likely the issue.

Why did my Yukon engine shut off going down the road?

The wife’s Yukon had one last year. That was because the top started to rust out, not from failure. When it went in my 98, I was out hunting and it died driving down the road. Replacing it on the truck wasn’t bad, I didn’t even attempt it on the Yukon.

Why does my engine shut down when I go up a hill?

I can drive it as long as i dont accelerate and go 65 but when i come to hill or give it a bit of throttle it shuts down fuel pressure gauge shows 60 lbs at 40 mph low rpms but if i give it gas any at all it drops to 5 lbs & engine wont respond till i let off the pedal also it starts stumbling trying to stall !

When did the GM 6.0 liter V8 end?

Another variant of the gen-three GM 6.0-liter V8 is the LQ9, known as the Vortec 6000 HO or VortecMAX. It is a high output version of the LQ4 that uses a higher compression ratio to boost the horsepower output. It was only available in a handful of models and first became available in 2002. The production of the LQ9 ended in 2007 like the LQ4.

What causes a bad acceleration on a Silverado Sierra?

That means, the bad converter is a symptom of some other problem, such as a misfire condition that has allowed raw fuel to enter the exhaust and overheat the converter, causing it to fail. I would suggest further diagnosis before replacing the converter, or you could burn up the new converter.

At a dead stop. It would crank over, but not start. Ran the battery dead trying to crank it. My dad came to help, charged the battery, and it started right up. It sounds wierd but this is what its doing.

What causes an engine to shut off while driving?

Had a similar situation (just shut off while driving) on mine that turned out to be a broken wire to the crankshaft position sensor (CKP). Diagnosis started by pulling codes and finding a CKP code, so I would almost certainly start by pulling codes.

Why does my Dodge Neon shut off while driving?

I had a dodge neon that would intermittently shut down while driving, no codes or engine light. Ended up being a faulty crank position sensor. Its used to fire right back up. But now when it shuts off it does not crank back at all. Also whenever you turn the key to on the fuel pump doesn’t cut on.

Can a low oil level cause a car to shut off?

Can low oil cause a car to shut off? Low engine oil level does usually not cause your car to shut off. However, if it is too low so your oil pressure is getting low – the car can shut off the engine for safety reasons. This is often in newer cars, though.

When does the Chevy Silverado 1500 shut down?

See all problems of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 . While slowing down to make a turn, usually always using turn signal, my truck will completely shut down in the middle of the intersection with no warning. The engine shuts down and all electrical is lost.

What was the problem with my GMC Sierra?

August 2007, Brought truck into dealership and they figured it was a weak fuel pump and was replaced, September 2007 stalling of engine continued. NOV. 2007 dealership replaced ignition harness, and stalling continued. Dec. 2007 I replaced the battery and did a thourough cleaning of the battery terminals.

Can a Chevy Silverado 1500 lose all power?

See all problems of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 . Truck will lose all power, everything will shut off, and then come right back on. It has happened while accelerating into traffic, slowing down turning right and turning left, and while moving straight ahead.

Why does my GMC Sierra stall at 30 mph?

Never threw a service engine light or a code and would readily re start. 2 weeks ago it quit at 30 mph, wouldn’t restart and SES lit up. Code indicated crank positioning sensor. Had it replaced and so far so good. If yours behaves as mine did it could be a while before you get a traceable code. I own a 1998 GM Sierra 5.7L 2wd automatic.

Why does my GMC Sierra suddenly stop running?

Truck suddenly stops running, acting like it’s out of fuel. There is fuel in the gas tank and, I can hear the fuel pump when I turn the ignition on. Is there a fuse, or relay that is maybe causing this to happen?

Had a similar situation (just shut off while driving) on mine that turned out to be a broken wire to the crankshaft position sensor (CKP). Diagnosis started by pulling codes and finding a CKP code, so I would almost certainly start by pulling codes.

Truck suddenly stops running, acting like it’s out of fuel. There is fuel in the gas tank and, I can hear the fuel pump when I turn the ignition on. Is there a fuse, or relay that is maybe causing this to happen?

Why does my fuel pump cut off while driving?

Ended up being a faulty crank position sensor. Its used to fire right back up. But now when it shuts off it does not crank back at all. Also whenever you turn the key to on the fuel pump doesn’t cut on. But everything else will work. Check to see if you have spark and fuel pressure.

What causes a truck to shut off and then start up again?

Answer: This could be a problem of a failing fuel pump. This is pretty common on this truck. Normally this would cause the truck to sort of stumble before it stalls. If it just instantly shuts off like you are turning the key off, then it may be a problem in the ignition switch in the steering column, or an ignition control module.

What should I do if my Chevy Silverado wont start?

Chevy Mechanic: Shane, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 years ago you may try to relearn the pass-key system by the following procedure: 30 Minute Re-Learn Procedure Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF. Attempt to start the engine, then release the key to ON (vehicle will not start).

What happens when your car shuts off while driving?

If your car suddenly stops running, the alternator may have gone bad. A faulty alternator will cut the power supply to vital car components, and you will notice the lights turning off in the dash or the engine abruptly losing power. Mostly if your alternator is going bad, you will experience a red battery light on your dashboard now and then.

How often does your engine shut down while driving?

I do know that the engine is completely shut down and now it shuts off while sitting at an idle, but it gives no warning.This only happens once every 2 weeks or so. Running fine, then dead. But will start later with no issues?? Doesnt make sense. Anyhow, anyone have this problem before? Or atleast know what it may be?

Why did my truck engine shut off going down the road?

That was because the top started to rust out, not from failure. When it went in my 98, I was out hunting and it died driving down the road. Replacing it on the truck wasn’t bad, I didn’t even attempt it on the Yukon. Try crawling under the truck and whack the fuel tank with a rubber mallet while someone tries to start it. Click to expand…

What causes Chevy Silverado to shut down while driving?

Parts stores can scan it for you if you don’t have access to a scanner. But we don’t recommend driving anywhere until your Silverado is fixed, since dying at the wrong time can cause a collision. 1. Out of Fuel

When does a GMC Truck shut off when in gear?

Chevrolet- GMC Truck Shuts Off When In Gear. After the motor heats up when i put the truck in drive. It also shut off when i put in reverse. The Chevy truck stalls . Sometimes the truck shuts off but mostly when i put the Chevrolet in drive it shuts off.sometimes it shuts off when i put the truck in gear. GMC Truck Shuts Off When In Gear.

What kind of car shut off last night?

Last night I was on I-95 south bound doing about 65mph in my 2002 Chevy 1500 4×4 4.8L and the engine shut off. I costed into the break down lane and shut the key off and tried to start it again and it will turn over but not start.

I can drive it as long as i dont accelerate and go 65 but when i come to hill or give it a bit of throttle it shuts down fuel pressure gauge shows 60 lbs at 40 mph low rpms but if i give it gas any at all it drops to 5 lbs & engine wont respond till i let off the pedal also it starts stumbling trying to stall !

What causes a Ford F150 to shut down while driving?

The engine needs a strong ground to the chassis in order for your F150’s various electrical systems to work. If that cable is corroded, there could be problems such as misfiring, slow/no starts, or even the engine dying while driving. This is a common cause of many “gremlins”. 5. Bad Alternator

The engine needs a strong ground to the chassis in order for your F150’s various electrical systems to work. If that cable is corroded, there could be problems such as misfiring, slow/no starts, or even the engine dying while driving. This is a common cause of many “gremlins”. 5. Bad Alternator

What does it mean when everything shuts off while driving?

Started with a random airbag light that would flash. Escalated to everything resetting while driving. Clock, A/C, cruise control reset themselves and all dash lights flash. Twice when I turned the truck off everything shut off like I had a dead battery, but would come to life minutes later. Alternator and battery tested good.

Why does my Silverado Sierra keep shutting off?

Clock, A/C, cruise control reset themselves and all dash lights flash. Twice when I turned the truck off everything shut off like I had a dead battery, but would come to life minutes later. Alternator and battery tested good. Does anyone know where I can start troubleshooting this? seaoatsguy wrote: I have a 2008 Silverado LT 1500.

Can you turn off the sytem on a Silverado?

I can switch the sytem off, keep driving for 5 mins, switch it on and it will cool nicely. If i don’t turn it off, it doesn’t start cooling again, at least not within 15 mins. This has happened a few times, driving in heavy stop and go traffic as well as on the highway, pulling a trailer or not.

Why did my 2000 Chevy Silverado stop running?

My 2000 Chevy Silverado Pickup stopped running. It will start My 2000 Chevy Silverado Pickup stopped running. It will start and run for a few seconds, but then stalls. I’ve changed the fuel filter, rotor and rotor cap with no success.

Why did my GMC truck engine die while driving?

The positive battery cable was coroded and chewed up. Replaced it and all has been well.

Can a 2001 Chevy Silverado die while driving?

Re-start after a few minutes and runs well until driven a short distance, the … read more I have a 2001 Chevy Silverado. While driving my truck began to loose power while pressing the gas pedal and eventually died. It would restart but whould then quickly die.

What are the signs of a bad starter relay?

Broken or corroded wiring – Damaged or dirty wires to the battery or to the starter solenoid (or wires that are loose) can prevent sufficient power from reaching the starter. Alternator – The alternator is designed to power all of your car’s electrical systems when the vehicle is running. It also recharges the battery.

Can a bad solenoid be a sign of a bad starter?

Intermittent operation can be a sign of a failing starter solenoid. Other issues that present like a bad solenoid. Problems that might cause your car to act like it has a bad starter solenoid can include: Bad battery – If the battery voltage is low it will be unable to provide enough power to start your engine.

What causes a car to have a no start problem?

A blown fuse in the starter circuit could be the cause of a no-start problem. Broken or corroded wiring – Damaged or dirty wires to the battery or to the starter solenoid (or wires that are loose) can prevent sufficient power from reaching the starter.

Why does my son’s 95 Chevy S-10 quit running?

My son’s has a 95 S-10. Was running great, until one day a couple of months ago, it started running really rough at a red light ( as he tells me ) and he had to work the throttle to keep it running and then about a block or two later it quit and hardly would start. When it does, it will not stay running well even with throttle work.

Why does my Chevy S-10 idle so bad?

Computer does show that it is in OPEN LOOP MODE and O2 Sensor shows RICH and while working the throttle and watching the code meter, the reading will move from RICH to LEAN and back to RICH again. While all of this has helped the engine somewhat, it still barely idles and it still lops really bad.

When did my 95 TBI Chevy stop running?

Timeline and service related incidents— Little over a year ago, it quit a couple times—I mean locked down like the key was switched off. My local indie tech replaced the distributor (O’Reilly’s).

Why does my Chevy truck run like poop?

Cat was gone when I bought it, so it’s not exhaust restriction. Truck runs like poop when cold, but got a little better when warm…..but here’s something weird he found while scanning—-when cold, the timing was all over the place. He finally decided it had bad gas……

Why is my return line cracking on my GMC Sierra 1500?

So you cracked on the return line. It should naturally drain. If the flow/pressure increased when the truck started that means that you are sucking fluid from the pan therefore the pump is working. That means that the problem is most likely in the valve body.

How do you shift a GMC Sierra 1500?

You would have to push the 2HI and 4LOW buttons at the same time, and hold them there til the red NEUTRAL light came on, if it’s electronic shift. 19 people found this helpful. You might try to shift the transfer case, after warming up the vehicle for a good amount of time.

How to troubleshoot a no start GM 4.3L pick up?

Testing a Cranks but Does Not Start condition on your GM 4.3L, 5.0L, 5.7L pick up, van or SUV is not that hard to do, if you have a solid diagnostic strategy. In this article I’ll show you the basics of testing such a problem.

Why does my Chevy Silverado 1500 shut off?

Can anyone shed some light on this problem. After driving my 04′ Silverado 1500 all day without any problems, after the truck sat in the driveway for a couple of hours, the truck started right up, but then after about 10-20 seconds it shut off. It now continue to do this. It starts normally, but then shuts off.

What to do if your Yukon Denali stops running?

I have a 1999 Yukon Denali, stopped running going down the road, acted like it ran out of gas. Added gas, didn’t help. Changed the Crank Position Sensor, didn’t help. Changed the Spark Plugs, didn’t help. No spark at the plugs, no spark out of the coil, changed the coil, didn’t help.

Why does my GMC Sierra engine keep cutting out?

Randomly (Losing fuel pressure) without notice. As this has been happening for quite some time and I have been digging into it deeper, It appears to be coming from an electrical issue out of the steering column or related area as opposed to a battery, alternator, fuel pump etc. Issue.

What kind of engine does a 1996 GMC Sierra have?

I have a 1996 GMC Sierra K2500 with the vortec 350 and the engine will cut out (and return to power within seconds, but sometimes not too.) Randomly (Losing fuel pressure) without notice.

Randomly (Losing fuel pressure) without notice. As this has been happening for quite some time and I have been digging into it deeper, It appears to be coming from an electrical issue out of the steering column or related area as opposed to a battery, alternator, fuel pump etc. Issue.

I have a 1996 GMC Sierra K2500 with the vortec 350 and the engine will cut out (and return to power within seconds, but sometimes not too.) Randomly (Losing fuel pressure) without notice.

I do know that the engine is completely shut down and now it shuts off while sitting at an idle, but it gives no warning.This only happens once every 2 weeks or so. Running fine, then dead. But will start later with no issues?? Doesnt make sense. Anyhow, anyone have this problem before? Or atleast know what it may be?

How long does it take to change fuel filter on GMC Truck?

Assuming its an 02 by your username, change the fuel filter. If its completely clogged it could cause this. It’s $10 and takes 5 min. Assuming its an 02 by your username, change the fuel filter. If its completely clogged it could cause this.

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