2000 silverado will start but dies


#1

I have a 2000 Silverado. It will start but does not stay running. Security light was on about a week ago. I took the battery cable off & put it back on. The vehicle than started. Now I have tried that & all it does is start up & die. Any suggestions?


#2

sounds like the security system decided you stole the car.


#3

How do I resolve this problem


#4

If you find that the security system is not at fault there a number of causes for this problem. The AFM may be bad, for instance, or you could have a clogged fuel filter.


#5

Does the engine die the moment that you release the ignition key from START? If it does, the ignition switch RUN contact is bad. It can be checked with a voltmeter and a wiring diagram, such as the Chassis Electrical wiring diagrams, under Repair Guides, at www.autozone.com.
If the engine runs a few seconds after the ignition key is released to RUN, spray the MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor with an MAF cleaner.