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Sometimes on starting, the roll is long before the engine starts.

Other times it rolls as normal. i own 2001 s-10, manual 2.2, have replaced the alternator about 2yrs ago, replaced battery within the last 4 months.

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  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    "roll" - when i turn the key. the sound that the vehicle makes b4 it starts. it usually doesnt take but a sec or so... sometimes it takes much longer to start

  • kismiaz200 Jan 17, 2009

    thank you so much. will start there. as you can see this isnt my field lol. i dont have the jargon

  • Rich Palmer May 11, 2010

    What do you mean by "roll". Do you mean the engine turns or cranks slowly?



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It sounds like the check valve in the fuel pump inside your fuel tank is starting to fail. The check valve keep a fuel pressure in the fuel line, so the next time you start, the pressure is there and you get a rapid start. When the check valve is bad, the fuel pressure bleeds off and the pump must build up the pressure again.
BTW- When you turn the ignition key, the term is "cranks" or "turns over" until a start condition.
Hope this helps.

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