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The way the newer systems work the engine spins at least a few turns while the computer checks everything for correct readings. In the old days it was "cool" to be able to reach in and "bump" the key and have the car start. It meant you had the car tuned perfectly. Now the vehicle computer will not turn fuel on until it is happy with readings. One trick you can try is turn key to full on position and let it sit for a second or two before turning key the rest of the way to crank. This allows the system a second to do it's checking without wasting power cranking. Had Nissan that was just like this. Just wait a few beats before turn to full crank. You can also listen for fuel pump whine in that few seconds, and then hopefully whine to stop when pressure hits full. If whine never stops fuel pump may be getting weak. If you can get access to higher end code reader you can also check for "pending" codes that may be showing up sometimes (holding start up) but then working (so engine finally fires).
No, It can not do that, Any of the solenoids in the truck will prevent it from cranking. I would suggest checking the fuel pump. its simple to check, Have someone turn the ignition key on until the dash lights light up. (do not crank the engine). When they do that, you need to get your ear as close as possible to the fuel tank. You are listening for a whineing sound. It will whine for about 2 seconds only, this is normal and means the fuel pump is working. If you hear nothing.... the pump has failed.
Start with the fuel pump.When you get into your car turn the ignition key to the on position but do not start your car.Listen for the fuel Pump to engage,you will hear a low whine.If you hear the pump engage,that doesn't rule that the fuel pump is fine.It sounds like the pump though.
fuel pump? do they installed send and return hoses in correct way? do you have a whining sound when you try to crank engine? did you check fuse of pump?
if there is sound on pump but no pressure check hoses. if no sound from pump check fuse or pump itself. pump itself can be a defective item. you may need to go to get closer to pump to hear if it makes sound. ask somebody to crank engine.
test 1- sit with driver door open,turn key to ON not start- listen for fuel pump whine as it pressurizes system- if no whine- check fuse for ECM1 or 2,if whine check fuse for eng1 .or could be fuel relay
The mechanic should check on the fuel pump and the Idle of the fuel pump . if the fuel pump is malfunctioning then you have to repair it.Then also the throttle if the throttle is being worn out or malfunctioning then you have to repair or replace it.The Idle should be adjusted because of the engine is stumbling .the reason why the engine is stumbling or the car over heats is that the fuel pump is not functioning good or there is a problem in the fuel pump.and also it is the reason why the engine light goes off when cold because of the engine problem is in the fuel pump.such fuel or is not entering or going to the engine.
Nate, I'm not sure what you mean when you say,"I can get it to whine but not turn over. The starter is trying to get it to turn, but I don't think it is getting any gas".
Separate and aprt from not getting any gas is the fact( if I understande you correctly) that the motor is not being cranked by the starter motor. You say "it whines". You are referring to the starter motor, right? the starter motor should not "whine". If this is what's happening by guess is the Bendix spring in the starter motor is broken. The bendix spring is a heavy spring that is mounter on s worm gear in the starter motor. When you go to start the motor by turning the key the starter motor turn and the spring travels down this worm gear and engages tthe geared flywheel and cranks the engine. As soon as the engine starts the flywheel is now turning the bendix spring faster that the starter motor and the spring kicks back to its original position. If the spring is broken it never engages the flywheel and the engine wont crank. The fact that you say the starter "whines" is what I would expect you to hear if the starter is at fault.
As far as no fuel flow there are 2 ifs: if you have an electric fuel pump, then there is a problem in the fuel flow. If you do not have a electric pump then the fuel pump runs off of the engines motion and since the engine is not cranking, the pump is not pumping and the fuel is not flowing.
Anything else you can add before we conclude that the starter has to come off?