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Hard starting My truck has become hard to start in the last few weeks. It takes a few cranks sometimes when it is cold to get it to start. My mechanic checked it out and could not find anything wrong. It is now doing it more often and sometimes when the engine is warm.

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  • wheels16 Apr 22, 2009

    My mechanic told me the spark plugs should still be good since the truck only has 51,0o0 on it. I was thinking maybe it was the fuel filter as well.

  • carhob May 11, 2010

    i would check plugs,u have a 2500 so i assume its a work truck and is more often under load ,so motor will be working harder than normal,so maint. will be done sooner,i would change fuel filter,and pull out a plug or two and inspect gap and wear!

  • carhob May 11, 2010

    did u check spark plug wear? fuel filter could be semi block!



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I would load test the battry, just because it has teh voltave it may not have the origional amps, common problem overlooked, if it goes down to 7-6 or below just on the volts with a volt meter at the moment your starting it, you then know you have a problem with the battary,

I just had the same thing happen, i overlooked the problem until shopping with the wife, never again will i tale for granted 12 volts or more running or not, means its good.

also they are made to run with a certian amp to the injectors, when starting and if the battery is bad, it goes to the starter, and takes longer for the fuel to get in the cyl to fire up.

hope theis helps

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