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On my 98 K1500 5.7 automatic this starting problem has progressively gotten worse. Usually when the truck is cold I will get in it and start to crank it up and it sounds like it's going to start so i let off the key but the RPMs will kind stay real low and the truck will hesitate then finally crank up and idle. (idles a LITTLE rough). but I drove about 15 miles yesterday at about 70mph the truck ran fine and I stopped and parked the truck for maybe 10 minutes and when I got back in it and tried to start it, the truck cranked and cranked for like 3 full seconds then it finally started (barely). I don't know what this could be. I replaced the cap, rotor, plugs, wires not long ago so it's getting spark. The starter is fine I can hear it spinning fast. It should be getting air so my guess would be a fuel problem but the pump was replaced about a yr ago and it runs fine once it's running????

Any help is appreciated and sorry for the long post.
-Nate
 

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Sounds like your fuel pressure regulator is leaking. Pretty common problem on these trucks. $50 part, couple hours.

Next time you start it, try stepping on the gas some. That will give it more air to offset the excess fuel in the manifold.
 

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Could be what cor said, also it could be an idle air control valve or vacume leak as well. Do you have a check engine light on?
 

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hmmm...wierd thing is that today when I started up the truck to go wash it, the truck acted totally normal. I drove it a few miles to get her washed up and when I started it back up there was no hesitation at all. No check engine light and if it acts up again i'll give it some gas.

Thanks for the input!
 
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