1999 CHEVY TAHOE LONG CRANKING ON COLD START ONLY

  • Tiny
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  • 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe

Engine Performance problem
1999 Chevy Tahoe V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles

first start in the morning
It cranks about 4 to 5 revolutions before starting then dies.
Then restart, it will start right up.
The only time it does this is on a morning cold start.
The fuel pump and filter was replaced about 8 months ago, then I replaced the fuel filter again 2 weeks ago and it did not help.
It started long cranking about 3 months ago, the dieing just started about 3weeks ago.
Iam wondering if there is a cold starting part that has gone bad.
Cant afford to take it into a shop right now, hoping it will be a inexpencive fix.
Thanks

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 AT 9:43 AM

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Welcome to the forum. I'd use a gage and check fuel pressure. Also, if you have the spider fuel system, the poppets are known for sticking causing extended crank after overnight sit.

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 AT 9:54 AM
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To get the fuel pressure checked will cost appr. $90.00 for a mech. To diagnose.
Before I spend that should I try to use a fuel cleaning additive?

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 AT 1:36 PM
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Try some seafoam, see if it helps? Around here the autostores sell it.

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009 AT 1:57 PM

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