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Every time in get in my truck i need to get a jump after it sits up for a few hours

Once i get a jump the truck is fine

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    Dirk Diggla Mar 25, 2014

    could it be my alternator

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If the engine light stays on, yes. Check the battery voltage with the engine running at a fast idle, the voltage should read 13.6V or more.

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SOURCE: hard to start cold but once running is ok

I believe you have a throtle body correct? IF so you have poor fuel pressure, plugged filter of injector.If by some miracle you have a carberated engine the the fuel is leaking from the bowl. Get a carb rebuild kit.

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yes sounds like the fuel filter is clogged when push gas pedal put it in clear flood mood and resets the fuel system and starts over thats why it starts when push to floor creates back pressure sucks debri bottom of filter

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