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Chevrolet Silverado 97 2500 Turck won't start

My dad and brother have been trying to get this farm truck going. It has a hard time starting when it is cold. After a while of sitting after being cranked a couple times it will start up.

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  • jesusthrumar Dec 13, 2008

    New fuel pump and all that has been done. They found out today that the combustion is past maximum. What do you think this means along with the other symptoms I stated before?



  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    I have a 1997 Chevy Silverado 2500 also. I just changed the coil and the fuel pump and it still won't start.

  • mikehumble May 11, 2010

    Can you get a guage to check fuel pressure and have you done a tune up?

  • Shena Sandefur
    Shena Sandefur Oct 26, 2013

    We changed the fuel pump after it went out and now it turns over,b ut no fire. Can anyone explain why??

  • Shena Sandefur
    Shena Sandefur Oct 26, 2013

    We just changed our fuel pump in ours and now it turns over, but not even trying to start. Can anyone explain why?

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The GM's are notorious for losing fuel pressure,could be fuel pressure regulator,or a weak fuel pump....also check for rusted fuel lines that will lose pressure when sitting..both feed and return lines...

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If you mean the compression is low this will explain your problems low compression will cause hard starting when cold. When you crank faster or longer it helps build up enough to get it started. Then when they warm up the pistons take there shape and the rings seal allowing it to run and start back up. One way to verify is to squirt a small amount of oil into each cylinder this will help to seal the rings to start it. If it starts easier then that is your problem. To fix it you will probably need to re-ring it. But first you might try to do a top engine clean to see if the rings are carboned stuck.

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