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On an ‘03 Chevy 1500 with a 5.3L. When I go to start it sometimes it takes it awhile to start. It almost sounds like the starter is going out but it was tested. What could be another cause?

On an ‘03 Chevy 1500 with a 5.3L. When I go to start it sometimes it takes it awhile to start. It almost sounds like the starter is going out but it was tested. What could be another cause?

I have a 1999 Chevy Z71 with 5.3 and it’s starting to burn a lot of gas.

I have a 1999 Chevy Z71 with 5.3 and it’s starting to burn a lot of gas.

A car is starting, stays on a few seconds then shuts off. What could be the problem?

A car is starting, stays on a few seconds then shuts off. What could be the problem?

Technical Forum: The engine cranks and has spark but won’t start. Does it need a new fuel pump?

Counterman magazine presents 11 technical and sales topics in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format.

Understanding Fuel Pump Problems

It’s important for the parts professional to understand the basic issues involved in fuel pump diagnosis.

Fuel-Related Problems Explained

If the fuel pump stops working for any reason, the flow of fuel to the engine stops and the engine dies.

ASE P2 Test Preparation Guide: Fuel System

ASE P2 Test Preparation Guide: Fuel System

What does “flex fuel” mean?

What does “flex fuel” mean?

17th Annual Technical Forum: Fuel Pumps

Counterman magazine presents 15 technical and sales topics in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format for the magazine’s annual Technical Forum. This article appeared in the August 2009 issue.

The Effects of Biodiesel on Fuel Filters

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel that is rapidly growing in use. However, biodiesel received a bad reputation after the problems that occurred in 2005 when some states mandated the use of B2 biodiesel blend statewide.  One of the problems was very short fuel filter life. Further research revealed that the problems encountered were not due

ASE P2 Test Preparation Guide: Fuel System

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
• Identify major fuel system components
• Identify fuel system component functions
• Identify related items
• Provide basic use, installation and warranty information

ASE Test Prep: Fuel Systems

There will be three questions on the ASE P2 test that deal with the fuel system and its components.