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Hard to start

I have a similar problem with my 1500 conversion,
I charged the battery and after several tries it started and ran fine.
However the van will not start up easily.
What I do now is turn the ignition key on and off about 5 to 8 times pumping the accelerator a couple times.. then it fires and runs just fine..
the van is out of service for now but I want to do a complete custom overhaul in a few months...

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Turning the ignition key's on and off is leading me to a dirty fuel filter or a bad fuel pump sending unit. Pumping the accelerator peddle does nothing but keep your figure since the engine is fuel injected. Check your fuel pressure at the shredder valve, you should have 60PSI to 65PSI when the key's are at the run position and should drop around 5PSI when the engine is running. There is also a valve at the fuel pump to energize the fuel line and when that goes bad you lose you prim fuel pressure to start the engine. Good luck and keep me posted, be glad to help.

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