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The truck turns over but doesn't "catch" to start. When you press the accelerator it chokes out and dies. Then is 45 min to start again White smoke from under the hood in a "puff" then the next time it starts.......help, please.

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  • Bruce Hathcock May 11, 2010

    do you mean it trys to run? and if you get a puff of smoke is it backfiring? sounds like it's flooding try holding the pedal down all the way to the floor and see if it will crank over and start, many things can cause this, timing chain for one, burnt valve for another need more im put.

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Check your engine colant temp sensor. it will tell your computer that its -66 and send loads of extra gass wich will flood it. couldnt explain the smoke tho

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