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2000 Chevy Silverado Z71 hard to start

Every other time that I try to start my truck it sounds like it has to crank 4-5 times to get going. All other times it starts right up with no problems. This happens hot or cold. Some people say to start with the fuel pressure regulator, but others have said that they've changed it and it didn't help. Any clue?

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  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    parkhilld443 could you post how you fixed the problem if you got it fixed. I have the same issue with my truck. I changed out the fuel filter which was clogged but still having the same issues you are having. Thanks- suckindownbeer24

  • beerman24 May 19, 2009

    parkhilld443- post what you had to do to fix your problem if you got it fixed please. I have the same problem with my truck. I replaced the fuel filter but it still has a hard time starting every once in a while. - beerman24

  • carhob May 11, 2010

    assuming theres no check engine light on,when was last tune up done?

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Pull the vac line off the regulator right after you stop the engine. See if there is gas in the vac line if so the regulator is bad. If no gas is present it could be the check valve in the fuel pump letting the gas pressure leak down. Get a set of gauges and hook up to the fuel lines and check for pressure loss. You will have some loss but should hold steady for several hours. Another thing to try is turn the key on and off several times before trying to start this will charge the lines if this works every time you are losing fuel pressure. If you still have trouble when doing this I would look somewhere else besides the fuel system

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  • dsaucier Jun 10, 2009

    change your plug with genuwen plugs were 10.00 ea spend the money

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