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2000 chevy ck3500 with 454 hard to start,but when you cycle the key it starts a little faster. I blow a radaitor upper house and it sat for a day in till i get the part and now it just cranks and wont start.

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Having to cycle the key to get it to start better, that sounds like a fuel system problem. To me, it sounds like the fuel pump was going out. It wasn't picking up enough fuel in the 4 seconds it runs when you turn the key, so cycling it several times built up the fuel pressure so it would start. Do a fuel pressure test to see if this is the problem. Sorry, I do not know off hand what the fuel pressure is suppose to be when you cycle the key once.

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Well im not so sure you gave us enough information but i will tell ya what i can, with what info you provided. First of all I want you to know this sounds like a gloomy scenario. Normally these hoses blow because of a couple different reasons. Either old age or to much pressure in your cooling system. Now if the truck has been very hot you may have destroyed your heads. Normally when someone has a vehicle that is hard to start and then blows cooling system parts you are gonna spend a lot of cash. But by the info you provided this is the only answer. Sorry maybe you can provide some more info and i can help ya more.

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