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Thread: Won't start on first try !
04-11-2012, 06:01 AM #1
Won't start on first try !
Does not matter whether on a cold or warm engine, it takes two tries to start the engine. What could be causing this? If the spark is missing, it should not start at all. Am I correct to assume this is fuel related? 2001 Suburban with 150k miles and original fuel pump.
I am not familiar with my 2001 Suburban so I have a few questions.
1 Does the fuel pump have a check valve that could be bleeding and causing loss of fuel pressure?
2. Is my fuel pump getting weak?
3. What tools do I need to check the fuel system?
4. Where is the fuel pump?
5. Is the fuel pump easy to replace?
6. I plan to keep and maintain it for a long time. What is a good service manual?
04-11-2012, 11:13 AM #2
Search the forum. Tons of good info on how to check pressure and what it should be. Chilton's or Haynes, both have their fans. Or you could get a digital manual on eBay real cheap. They seem to be very good as well. Might want to check Autozone.com. They have on-line manuals and how to's. Not sure if they still have the 2001 info up.
04-11-2012, 11:53 AM #3
04-11-2012, 11:59 AM #4
should just be in tank and possibly with a 2001 its part of the fuel pump and cant be replaced seperatelyDavid
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04-11-2012, 12:44 PM #5
04-11-2012, 02:15 PM #6
thanks guys. i will check it out tonight.
04-11-2012, 03:23 PM #7
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04-12-2012, 01:05 PM #10
If you haven't done it yet, you mind as well do some preventative maintenance, anyway... plugs, filters, etc. If any/all of the regular maintenance items are worn, they could be adding to your existing problem.I like you.
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