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Chevy 2500HD 2001 Reg Cab Long bed no start first try

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 6.5LTDFisher, May 5, 2009.

  1. 6.5LTDFisher

    6.5LTDFisher Member
    Messages: 50

    Im looking at a 2001 Chevy 2500HD with 170,000 miles on it, (highway Miles). And the seller mentioned that the truck usually doesn't start the first key turn. But when you try and start it a second time it fires right up, also when it is hot, shut it off, it will fire right up. Didnt know if there was a sensor that could be doing it? I'm getting my mechanic to run through the truck Wednesday because the check engine light is on and ABS light is on.. Didn't know if anyone ever had the same issue? Thanks!
  2. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Can you turn key in on position then off do for 2 or 3 times then try start if it start first

    Then it could be fuel pump. Like my friend's97 gm suburban that don't start quick without turn key in on to pump gas to pressure.
  3. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    Probably an ignition switch. I'm assuming the starter doesn't even engage?
  4. 6.5LTDFisher

    6.5LTDFisher Member
    Messages: 50

    Starter is working motor no fire until second attempt
  5. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Then check fuel pump but first did you try this?

    Turn key in on position wait 2 sec then off then turn on do 3 times then try start. If same problem then it could be ignition.
  6. jdknight75

    jdknight75 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    check the crankshaft positioning sensor
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 275

    I would not buy someone else's problem. Been there and done that:rolleyes: Check engine light on? Run away. Don't walk away
  8. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 752

    Most likely the fuel pump. I had the same problem on my 10 HD.