1986 Chevy Truck Start Up

Tiny
RORYO19
  • MEMBER
  • 1986 CHEVROLET TRUCK
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 161,000 MILES
Hey I have a 1986 Chevy C10 truck and was having trouble with starting the truck up. It seems to have white smoke coming from the exhaust evern though it passed inspection, any ideas? Also the other day it took about 10 to 15 minuets of constant starting to get it started, also any ideas? I know its an old truck but I put in new spark plugs, shocks, air filter, oil filter, and also brakes.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Thursday, November 19th, 2009 AT 8:43 PM

3 Replies

Tiny
JDL
  • EXPERT
Welcome to the forum, that white smoke doesn't sound good. Are you losing coolant? Sounds like coolant getting into the combustion system? Check compression, if too low, it won't start. You can also check for spark at the plugs, engine cranking. Check fuel. How long since tune-up?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, November 20th, 2009 AT 2:30 PM
Tiny
RORYO19
  • MEMBER
Yes your right I do need a new coolant holder! What about a new battery because I just recharged it and nw it starts up really quick now.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 AT 7:31 PM
Tiny
JDL
  • EXPERT
Yeah, you can have the battery and charging system checked.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 8:16 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links