1999 Chevy Truck Truck does not want to start after sitting

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET TRUCK
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 153,500 MILES


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Saturday, September 26th, 2009 AT 7:57 PM

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Tiny
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Does it turn over after it is sitting or does it not even do that? And how long do you have it sitting before it doesn't want to start?
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 2:45 PM
Tiny
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The truck turns over and acts like it wants to start but doesn't catch fire. It seems after a couple of days of sitting in humid wet weather that it doesn't want to start. I can get it to start by removing the coil wire off and then turn the engine over a couple of times and I put the coil wire back on and it starts. The coil ignition is new in the truck.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 6:13 PM
Tiny
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I'm thinking it might be fuel related. It's possible that you're not getting enough fuel to the cylinders for it to start up and stay running. By taking off the ignition wire and turning over the engine you're letting more fuel get into the cylinders. Then when you put it back on, there is enough fuel for it to ignite and stay running. I would check out the fuel pump.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 6:45 PM
Tiny
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Well thank you. I do have one question for that though. It runs fine with no problems once it gets running would bad fuel pressure do that. It wont hurt to check the fuel pressure because at this point it could be anything.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 10:55 PM
Tiny
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Well I don't think so. I have a 1998 chevy truck and at one point my fuel pump was starting to go. It was hard to start after a couple days sitting. One time it didn't start after sitting 2 days. 10 minutes later I got it started (was still hard to start) and it ran fine.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 11:08 PM

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