Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Truck keeps shutting off - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

asked by on

My truck cannot keep running. It shuts off soon after it is started up. It starts cranking and running very briefly and shuts off, as if it's not getting fuel. About ten months ago, I had the fuel pump replaced. The fuel lines between the engine and tank are replaced as well. The fuel filter is new. What else could I replace to fix this?

Hello. It sounds like there is a problem with the mass airflow sensor, in that it may be dirty or faulty. When the mass airflow sensor malfunctions it tends to cause the PCM to decrease the air/fuel mixture which may cause a stalling condition. There could also be a problem with the engine’s turbo system or the waste gate on the turbo. If the turbo starts to wear out, it could also cause the truck to stall. Have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, complete an inspection to pinpoint the cause of the stalling issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Truck keeps shutting off - 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: No start. Not getting fuel. Low voltage at pressure regulator and happened suddenly

The glow plugs are working properly as well? I know of these being a common factor in hard starts and no starts on diesel trucks. Low fuel pressure is a good sign that there may be trouble with the fuel...

Q: Knocking sound and steering column vibration - 2005 GMC Sierra 2500

Without hearing or experiencing the noise myself, it is hard to make an accurately diagnose this but GM has a TSB (technical service bulletin) that may address this concern. There are 3 possible causes from a body mount at the...

Q: Car overheating, low on water but no leaks

If you have a low coolant condition but there are no external leaks, then the engine is leaking internally. Only a pressure test can reveal where the coolant is leaking, too. The leak may be the head gasket leaking into...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...