1999 GMC Sierra PU...Fuel Pump Question? Low fuel pressure...Replace...or Do Nothing

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pump

#1

I took my truck into a local garage…

the tech…said he checked the fuel

pressure…and it was low…He recommends that I replace the fuel pump? Truck runs fine…but sometimes

now…when truck warm…takes a little longer to start??? What should I do?


#2

For now, turn the key to “ON” and wait 5 seconds before turning to “START.” Eventually you will need a new fuel pump. I recommend scheduling the pump replacement at YOUR convenience rather than waiting for it to die and leave you stranded somewhere on a cold, snowy night.


#3

What was the original reason for visiting the mechanic? Were you having problems with the fuel system? What made them check the fuel pressure in the first place?


#4

Replace the fuel filter first, regardless of how old it is.

-Matt