My first post here, too bad its not a "happy" one.
I have a 2001 Chev Tahoe LS. 5.3L V8 4x4 (120,000 miles). Over the past 3 years maybe 3-4 times I have run into a problem where the car just wont start. There's tons of cranking power but it just never fires. The past few times this has occured, I have tried a few times, cycling the key on and off to ensure the fuel pump is working. I can hear it going but it just never fires up. After a few tries it just starts and i'm fine for a few more months til it happens again.
All other times it just fires up right away. Hot or could outside doesn't make a difference.
Last night tho, it finally decided to not start for me and I tried so many times in the span of an hour and a half that i killed the battery.
I had the truck towed to my house.. there's 1/3 of a tank left of gas (so the guage says). The tow truck driver opened the gas tank and asked me to turn the key to the on position.. he said it sounded like I was out of gas. The pump was making a gurgling sound like a straw at the bottom of an empty glass.
I shouldn't be out of gas tho, 230 miles so far on this tank sounds about right with 1/3 left. I had the fuel pump/filter replaced about 2 years ago (8,000 miles ago). I had the tahoe tuned up, fuel pressure checked etc and everything seemed good on Oct.30/09.
The security light doesn't light up like some have described due to "aftermarket" remote starters and alarms.
I don't know what is wrong.. or where to start. Can anyone chime in with any ideas? I'm gonna fill it up with 4 gallons of fuel when i get home and try to see if that is the problem, but I don't see that being the problem..
just noticed the "ask a GM technician" section of this forum. I will post this there as well. Sorry for being a noob!
Edited by Slayer33, 02 December 2009 - 04:44 PM.