Fuel Pump Problems of Chevrolet 1500



Chevrolet 1500 owners have reported 15 problems related to fuel pump (under the gasoline fuel system category).

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2001 Chevrolet 1500 1
Failure Date: 01/15/2008

Fuel gauge goes emptyto full constantly. Dealer says it will cost 8 to 900. 00 dollars to fix. If I am miskaken this part of fuel pump assy.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1996 Chevrolet 1500 2
Failure Date: 09/27/2005

I purchased this truck about 18 months ago and since I have had it I have had to have the fuel pump replaced 5 times by a mechanic shop, costing over $300 each time it was done. It would work for awhile then quit, leaving me stranded in remote areas. I used to be a mechanic before a back injury so I finally pulled the full tank down and pulled the sending unit out. I noticed the gray wire going to the electric fuel pump has melted the coating off the wire and it is loose. I have ordered a complete sending unit and pump and hope it solves the problem. It seems to me that this could be a very bad fire hazard if it should happen to short out inside the fuel tank.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1998 Chevrolet 1500 3
Failure Date: 03/06/2004

While driving 55 mph fuel pump failed, causing the vehicle to stall. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1996 Chevrolet 1500 4
Failure Date: 07/19/2003

I own a 1996 Chevrolet 1/2 ton p/u and what happened is on my fuel pump sender a few of the wires caught on fire, obviously causing my truck not to work. I got the part replaced, but I am concerned in the fact that I had a fire in my gas tank because of this problem. The person who fixed the fuel pump sender said that he has seen the same problem in another Chevrolet Mini-van and has herd of this problem about other Chevrolet vecihicles. He also informed me that he knows the NHTSA has been informed of this problem. My intent in this corespondence is that you look into this problem before one of these tanks blow up. I appreciate your time and hopefully we can get this resolved before there is a major incident with these fuel pump senders. If you have any futher questions please feel free to e-mail me. Respectfully, curtis j. Kohl.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1997 Chevrolet 1500 5
Failure Date: 01/07/2003

Truck was running fine with no indication of trouble when parked, upon reentry truck did not even attempt to start, engine would turn spin freely. Towed to shop. Fuel pump supposedly failed according to independent repair shop and was replaced with 46,000 miles on truck. Truck drove less than 500 miles and failed to start with seemingly the same problem. Towed to cheverolet dealership for repairs. Fuel pump sending unit connection inside the tank was burned out. Service manager said this was a common failure for all cheverolet trucks with vortec engines. He returned the defective sending unit to me and I could plainly see the burned electrical connection at the top of the unit. Under the right conditions an explosion would be possible if sufficient oxygen was in the tank. Fuel pump and component parts should last longer than 46,000 miles.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1997 Chevrolet 1500 6
Failure Date: 07/09/2002

On 7/9/02 the truck would not start. Had it towed to the shop. It was found that the wires that attatch to the fuel pump, which is inside the gas tank, were shorted out. There is visible melting and corroding of the connectors. Considering that the whole device, plus the wiring is inside the fuel tank, and since there was a short in the wiring, there could have been a serious fire or explosion. This truck was a bomb waiting to blow up. Upon searching the internet, I have found many, many complaints regarding the gm fuel pumps failing and the wiring shorting out. No one has had any luck getting gm to recall the pumps, and since we just spent almost $500 for the repair, I thought I would inform you of this serious risk of injury. Gm should be concerned with this flaw, and I was told that they are aware of the problem.


car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Chevrolet 1500 7
Failure Date: 08/19/2001

Gas leaks from pump becaise hole is not perfectly round. Gas flows to top of tank. Dealer has to replace tank with a new tank.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1999 Chevrolet 1500 8
Failure Date: 10/01/2000

Fuel pump keeps going out on consumer already has had one pump installed in vehicle. Currently, pump malfunctioned again. Contacted dealer, and dealer said that warranty expired.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1997 Chevrolet 1500 9
Failure Date: 07/19/2000

Reporting seal around fuel pump fail and causing a fuel leakages; dealer / mfr's notified and informed that part was not cover under a recalls and any repairs would be at consumer cost. Please provide any further details:.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1997 Chevrolet 1500 10
Failure Date: 10/07/1999

Wire plug-in on top of fuel pump overheated and melted plug-in and coating off wire going down in fuel tank 3" or 4", and didn't blow a fuse. Could cause an explosion or fire.


 
car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1998 Chevrolet 1500 11
Failure Date: 12/01/1998

Fuel pump. Exhaust injector. Exhaust rattles.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1997 Chevrolet 1500 12

Fuel pump which is inside the gas tank causing a no start situation in the vehicle. Dealer has to take gas tank out to get to fuel pump.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2000 Chevrolet 1500 13

Whenever fuel tank is 1/2 full fuel pump would make a lot of noise. Had mechanic at the dealership check fuel pump. Was informed to keep it full instead of 1/2 full due to fuel pump being defective. Would need to be replaced. Had no parts to replace fuel pump at that time.

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car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 1997 Chevrolet 1500 14

Fuel pump is very noisy, advised that pump will soon fail.

car image   Fuel Pump problem of the 2004 Chevrolet 1500 15

Fuel pump wiring burned out.

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