96 Blazer starting/fuel pump?


1st off, I'm a total moron, forgive the lack of detail. That being said, the 96 blazer in question (151k miles) has been having trouble starting. I noticed it started better when it had a full tank of gas. NOW, even though the tank is full, it has trouble starting. Tonights episode had a friend jumping on the front bumper while I cranked it. As I was cranking, I noticed the humming (I assume is the fuel pump) began to sound. Warbled. Like it was shorting out. I have no difficulty hearing the whining hum before the engine turns over, or cranks any other time. I know it needs work, but I'd rather have SOME knowledge as to what the problem is. I replaced the battery as I drained the other one trying to start it. As of now the starter works and the only other symptom is sometimes it feels like the engine sputters a little once I get it onto the freeway. After a few seconds, the acceleration is normal and fine. I have no knowledge of this vehicle and figure I could go broke correcting each of the symptoms. If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Monday, October 15th, 2007 AT 10:22 PM

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1st thing 1st get that fuel pressure check with a gauge and report back with the readings then we can move on to other pertinent areas.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 AT 4:50 AM

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