1997 Chevy Blazer 97 Chevy Hesistate to start regardless of

Tiny
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1997 Chevy Blazer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

Hi, I have noticed that recently my 97 Blazer takes sometime to start, abt a minute, I have to turn the key on twice before it actually start, regardless of the weather or the time is been sitting, before it will start right up after sitting overnight or for a few hours but lately I have to turn the key to on (all of the dash lights come up it just clicks over ) then off the on again and it starts right up. I have read something abt the fuel regulator, but I also noticed the battery indicator reader on the dashboard to be less then half way, could it be the fuel regulator or the battery? Hope you can help me.
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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 AT 5:58 PM

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Tiny
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Hello, have you checked fuel pressure? What is it? If you have that spider fuel system, they are known for problems.
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Saturday, April 4th, 2009 AT 2:26 PM
Tiny
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I dont know what the fuel pressure is, how can I check it or where can I go have it checked out?

Thanks.
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Saturday, April 4th, 2009 AT 4:53 PM
Tiny
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Hi, some of the national brand autostores will lend out a fuel pressure gage, if you don't want to buy one. I don't know that they will do the testing? Working on a fuel injected vehicle, a fuel pressure gage is a basic tool.
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Sunday, April 5th, 2009 AT 10:29 AM
Tiny
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I realize that the battery is in good condition because the meter is half way up so in the manual it said that it is normal. When I turn in the key I can hear the fuel pump for a few seconds, then it goes out, I turn the key to the on position and it just clicks but does not start then I will repeat the process and it will start at the second time, I was told that it could possibly be the fuel p. Regulator like u said but I was giving a $700 + quote, but my worry is that I read that some people replace the regulator and it dosent always fix the problem, How can I be certain? I will stop by Autozone tomm or Wed to have the fuel pressure tested if they do it. If it is the FPR can I replace myself? Or what is the average cost for that to be replace?
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Monday, April 6th, 2009 AT 3:58 PM
Tiny
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Hello, after reading your post again, it sounds like a problem with the starter circuit not fuel. Usually when trying to crank, you get the clicking sound because there isn't enough voltage to keep the solenoid or relay closed. Usually with gM vehicle there is a small purple wire at the starter solenoid, that wire should be hot with the key in the crank position. Make sure the battery has a full charge and the cables/wires are clean and tight. Right now it sounds like an issue with the starter circuit.

Anytime you think there is a fuel issue, have the fuel pressure checked before going further.
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 AT 8:09 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the follow up, Just stopped at Autozone they checked the batttery and told me that it wasnt that bad, I guess is not the battery, but for the fuel pressurre they told me to go to a shop for that, I will go sometime this week.
Ok so speaking abt the starter circuit, I will check on that, you think is an easy fix to replace that?
When you say make sure the battery is fully charged, how exactly can I charge it?
I am sorry I really dont know that much abt cars.
Thanks in advance.
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 AT 3:35 PM
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Autostores sell battery chargers. I thought some would charge the battery for free, if it was low?

I can't tell if the clicking you heard was from the starter relay or solenoid? You need to do the testing when the problem occurs.
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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 AT 8:37 AM

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