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1996 GMC Sierra 1500 Base Reg Cab 117.5 WB

1996 GMC Sierra 1500
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
17 mpg city / 22 mpg hwy
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July 26, 2012, 3:41 pm

Brad L
 

Question: Fuel tank on ground pumping in can turn key on nothing turn to crank and release pump 4 a sec

Pumps 4 a sec then stops checked fuses and fuel realay


July 29, 2012, 9:25 pm

Elizabeth K
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With the engine not running, the fuel pump is supposed to come on to pressurize the system (aka run for a few seconds) then shut down. So it sounds like yours is working as it should.

But running a fuel pump without fuel in the tank is bad for it.


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