Longer Cranking on Startup

Discussion in '96+ Vortec Performance + Computer Swaps' started by nvess, Mar 14, 2019 at 3:49 PM.

  1. nvess

    nvess Newbie

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    My 1997 5.7 Vortec with 145k has always fired right up after less than a second of cranking. Now it will sometimes take up to three seconds of cranking before it starts. However, it only happens when the truck has been off for 1-6 hours. Fires right up in the morning or when I had just had it running. But when I go to start it when I go to lunch (start work at 7 go to lunch at 12) it cranks for 3 or so seconds before starting. Any ideas why?
     
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    454cid Sooper Pooper

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    Check fuel pressure. I had had problems starting my truck for years similar to what you're describing. I thought it was leaking injectors, and when I replaced my fuel pump because it was becoming intermittent, it started much much better. I bought a Denso pump through Advance Auto.
     
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