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My Sierra van won't start the battery is working, because the lights and everything works. I am thinking its the starter, but sometimes it starts up and does fine for about two weeks,then early in the morning when its cold it wont start again. you have to rotate you foot on several areas of of the gas pedal to get it started.

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This sounds like a weak battery. The lights, horn, etc., are all very small loads. The starter is the hardest item for your battery to push. You can take the battery to an auto parts store and they can perform a "load check". If it shows weak, then let them put the battery in for you. The reason it is harder to start in the morning is, it is the longest time since the battery has been charged, and it is usually cooler in the morning. Batteries hate the cold.

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