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Hard to start in the morning, after it starts I can turn it off & on 100 times no problem


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stonylee1963
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Aug 9, 2017, 12:42 PM

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Hard to start in the morning, after it starts I can turn it off & on 100 times no problem Sign In

2001 Chevy Express 5.7 217,000 miles
I have a hard time starting my truck if it sits for a couple of days without me driving it. After I get it started I can turn it off and on 100 times and there is no problem, then there is normally no problem starting it the next day. I have spark and fuel pressure , Also I have had brand new spark plugs, wires, distributor, rotor, camshaft sensor & battery installed new with in less than a month. Does anyone have an idea what could be wrong?


Hammer Time
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Aug 9, 2017, 12:53 PM

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Re: Hard to start in the morning, after it starts I can turn it off & on 100 times no problem Sign In

Test the fuel pressure using an accurate gauge before you start it for the first time. The pressure is very critical on this vehicle.



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Sidom
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Aug 9, 2017, 1:28 PM

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Re: Hard to start in the morning, after it starts I can turn it off & on 100 times no problem Sign In

You do need to get a fuel pressure reading on this...

One thing you could try that would narrow it down to a fuel problem...

In the morning or when you know it's gonna start hard..... cycle the key from off to on about 4 or 5 times...leaving it in the on position for 2 or 3 seconds each time.....

If it starts right up, you have a fuel problem






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Aug 9, 2017, 2:52 PM

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I doubt this is going to be a priming problem, likely just low pressure.

Still needs to be tested with a gauge.



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