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    Default 97' Tahoe 5.7L ,Starting is real hard, sometime

    I have a 97' Tahoe 5.7L , Most of the time it starts real easy, But sometime it acts like the distributor is a tooth off, popping/ backfiring, real rough! Any ideas? Thanks, Steve

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    If any one cares, It ended up being the cap and rotor, the spark was good going in the cap but dead coming out. New cap and rotor, Runs great !

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    Thanks for the update Steve, I missed the original post, sorry.

    Although, I might not have been much help. After reading your post, I was thinking starter. I might have asked, does this only happen when the engine is hot, thinking that a hot starter might be dragging (GM starters are known for this).

    Anyway, I'm glad you solved your problem.

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    Wow, sorry that no one jumped in and offered any help for you on that. Just a suggestion, having that comma in the middle of the title sort of threw everything. Maybe next time (again, not your fault here) ... "97 Tahoe 5.7 won't start - any suggestions?"

    Glad you got it worked out.

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