1996 Chevy Silverado Will not start cold

Tiny
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  • 1996 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 224,330 MILES
My trruck will not start cold unless fuel is applied through the intake. After that it runs fine.
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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 AT 11:17 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Do you hear the fuel pump come on for a few secs when key at run position?
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Thursday, January 8th, 2009 AT 8:48 AM
Tiny
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Yes I can hear the fuel pump making a noise, but does that mean it's working properly. The truck runs good after I pour gas in the intake to get it started. Also the truck will surge when operating at a steady speed. Any idea what the fuel line pressure should be? I will check that this weekend. Thanks
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Thursday, January 8th, 2009 AT 11:18 PM
Tiny
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The pressure should be 60-66psi
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Friday, January 9th, 2009 AT 4:58 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for your help. I'm about 99% sure it is the fuel pump. I will replace it this weekend and let you know. Thanks again. Will
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Friday, January 9th, 2009 AT 8:04 AM
Tiny
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It was a combination of fuel pump and spark plug wires. Thank you rasmataz for your insight. You were correct about the fuel pump. It was making a noise but not the right kind of noise. Thanks again.
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Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 11:44 PM

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